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  • Menswear motifs give decor a dash of debonair

    Many of this fall’s home decor collections are sporting a rather debonair look.Tweeds, tartans and t ...
    NEW: Sept. 30, 2016 - 2:31 pm
  • The first in our new Meet the Masters series profiling McHenry County Master Gardeners

    Milena BuckHometown: Woodstock, formerly New JerseyYear you became a Master Gardener: 2007What is yo ...
    NEW: Sept. 30, 2016 - 2:31 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Woodstock Ale Fest, Cider Fest, McHenry Jaycees Haunted House and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. WOODSTOCK ALE FEST WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Review: Touching 'Visiting Edna' at Steppenwolf enthralls – until the end

    Steppenwolf launches its 41st season with the world premiere of David Rabe’s 18th play, “Visiting Edna.” Beautifully wrought and well acted, the play ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Review: Goodman's 'Wonderful Town' a refreshing place to visit

    What do you call a musical that makes you laugh, has excellent dancing and singing and features a star-making turn by a lead actress? Allow me to coin ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:27 pm
  • The World’s Greatest Artistic Mind

    Pablo Picasso (born Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipri ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Nut trees deserve another look for yards and gardens

    Nut trees make great additions to yards and gardens. They provide multi-purpose crops, have attractive blooms and can protect as wind buffers.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Indoor plant displays: built-ins, wall pockets and more

    Imagine stepping into a bathtub, and instead of bathroom tiles lining the wall next to you, there's a fresh vertical garden, lush with bright green fe ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Huntley Fall Fest, Johnny Appleseed, Autumn Ski Jump, Farm Stroll & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. HUNTLEY FALL FEST WHEN: Sept. 23-25 WHERE: D ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Review: Crystal Lake Raue's 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile' a charming intellectual comedy

    Walking into Crystal Lake’s Raue Center for the Arts always is a bit of a magical experience for me – I love the way the canopy of stars twinkles its ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • McHenry County Farm Stroll and Market features 12 farms

    NORTHWEST HERALD After a successful launch last year, the McHenry County Farm Stroll and Market is ...
    Sept. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Plan and plant now for spring-flowering bulbs

    It’s nearly that time of year when gardeners think of spring – of planting bulbs that are going to bloom then.
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • Ceramic artists ride design's trend toward the handcrafted small-scale pottery

    Lisa Jones founded her ceramics company, Pigeon Toe, eight years ago with an emphasis on petite pottery pieces like her three-legged “tripot” bowls an ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Cary Main Street Festival, Harvest Fest on the Square, McHenry Uncorked and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. CARY MAIN STREET FESTIVAL WHEN: Noon to 10 p. ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Review: Won over by Paramount's explosive 'Mamma Mia'

    I readily admit the jukebox musical “Mamma Mia!” is not one of my favorites and, coupled with an hour drive to Aurora, the attractiveness of writing t ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 1:05 pm
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