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  • Toys can be turned into ornaments

    From tractors and trains to cats and knights, my son’s evolving obsessions all find a place on our Christmas tree.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Photo-transfer projects make personalized handmade gifts

    Busy lives may require sacrifices, but forgoing handmade gifts for the holidays doesn’t have to be one of them. We only need to plan well to have our ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 4:13 pm
  • Not crafty? Monthly gift boxes have you covered

    Christmas is less than a week away, and once again you find yourself exercising your brain to the max to think of perfect gifts for the ones you love. ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Saving Santa: Volunteers repair decoration on display in McHenry for 52 years

    McHENRY – “The Santa House” has looked a little empty this year. The home on Oak Drive in McHenry ha ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • MCDH: Still time to get the flu vaccine

    McHenry County, along with the state of Illinois, is experiencing a more severe than typical influenza season this year.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Planit 10: Things to do Dec. 18 to Dec. 25

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Hybrid power, mpg boost appeal of popular car

    Aside from being the best-selling sedan around, the Toyota Camry charts new territory with its hybrid model, one that looks identical to its popular g ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Trends In Breast Reconstruction After Breast Cancer Treatment

    The breast cancer journey is very difficult.  We all know someone who has been diagnosed, whether they’ve had to struggle with a full mastectomy or if ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 4:06 pm
  • Help your battery get a jump on winter

    The two coldest months of winter - January and February - are closing in on us. Is your car’s batte ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Myths about the flu

    Flu season starts now (are you vaccinated yet?) and can last until spring.   Depending on the  severity   of the flu season, between 3,000 and 49,000 ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Date Night: Something to Laugh About

    Why does laughter tend to start off so many relationships?    Well, many experts are now s ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Holiday magic: Dancers bring unique flair to McHenry County's 'Nutcracker' showings

    The Sugar Plum Fairy. Clara. The Nutcracker prince. The Mouse King. Tchaikovsky’s sweeping score.The ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Fingerpicking champs to entrance in Woodstock Christmas concert

    One guitar. One fingerpicker. The sound of a four-piece band.That’s the kind of experience you can e ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • ‘Annie’: a hard knock, no fun adaptation

    It’s impossible to talk about “Annie” without admitting up front when you first experienced John Huston’s 1982 film.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • ‘Hobbit’: a triumphant flourish

    The series is done. And it was done just about perfectly. Peter Jackson’s adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” hav ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:26 pm
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