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  • McHenry County Meet the Masters: Linda Popp

    Hometown: Crystal LakeYear you became a Master Gardener: 2009What is your background, and how did yo ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:53 pm
  • Freebie treasures: finding beauty and value in repurposing

    OK, I admit it. I pick up castoff gloves I find along the side of the road.You never know: These glo ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:53 pm
  • Hand strength exercises for seniors

    Since you’ve used your hands your entire life, you probably can’t imagine what life would be like without them.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • How to clean your dryer vent

    You can hire someone to clean your dryer vent or you can pick up the Linteater Dryer Vent Cleaning System or a similar product from Ace Hardware and d ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 4:54 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Christmas festivities abound

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. CHRISTMAS AT THE DOLE WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Review: World premiere of 'The Fundamentals' proves Steppenwolf keeps getting better

    I have a great appreciation for world premieres – the hopes, dreams, promises and potential of a show never seen before, never experienced – it's exci ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Review: A funny, poignant 'Christmas Survival Guide' by Crystal Lake's Williams Street Repertory

    The sound of snow under your boots. The smell of heavenly scents emerging from the kitchen. The feel of pine needles as ornaments hung on the tree. Th ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 7:59 am
  • Review: Woodstock Opera House's 'A Christmas Carol' exudes holiday spirit

    “A Christmas Carol” has become a holiday classic for a reason. Written by Charles Dickens in 1843, the story emphasizes the capacity of the Christmas ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 8:01 am
  • Disability No Longer Barrier to College Degrees

    Is it realistic for students with documented disabilities to take on the added challenge of college? In many cases, yes, say disability specialists wo ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • Furry, fuzzy, fluffy: holiday decor with a soft touch

    This season, faux furs, wools and other softly textured materials are giving holiday decor a cozy, festive feel.
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Low-profile veterans support group celebrates 20 years

    TLS Veterans in McHenry just might be the best kept secret among organizations reaching out to military families. Its leaders want to let the secret o ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Your guide to holiday activities in McHenry County and beyond

    Events aim to light up communities throughout McHenry County this holiday season. And that extends ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Why you should read to your children at bedtime

    Cuddling up with little ones for a bedtime story has always been a comforting, relaxing way to get children to fall asleep.
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Get your brake repairs done before winter

    Keeping your vehicle under control while driving is pretty simple and provides stress-free driving for most of the year.
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:34 am
  • Occupational therapy

    As you get older, you’ll find that you don’t move as quickly as when you were younger.   That ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:15 am
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