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  • Blast on the Beach schedule of events

    The Black Diamond Blast on the Beach returns to Crystal Lake Main Beach with free live music, a craft fair, a Kids Fun Fair, a treasure hunt, food ven ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Famed guitar duo to perform in Woodstock

    When internationally renowned guitarists Bert Lams and Tom Griesgraber sat down and improvised some music, the story of the early pioneers evolved.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Clued in for murder mystery theater

    Combine “The Breakfast Club” and “Clue” and you’ve got “The Shape of Murder.” Written by a 2005 Prai ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • 'Sharknado 2' coming to Crystal Lake theater

    The Syfy channel hit movie "Sharknado 2: The Second One" wil hit the big screen for a one-night-only showing at Regal Showplace 16 in Crystal Lake.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • Bull Valley Dentistry in McHenry answers questions about “Why Your Dental Insurance does not pay for everything you think it will”

    Most insurance companies let you see the dentist of your choice and these plans pay an established percentage of the dentist’s fee…Bull Valley Dentist ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • A healthy after school snack that eats like a treat

    The words hungry kids heading home from school hate most? “Have a piece of fruit.”After-school snack ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Rethinking sushi rolls for a filling packed lunch

    With a new school year on the horizon, it's time to think about what's for lunch. Brown bagging it is plenty economical, but a steady diet of sandwich ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • Muffin makes the meal

    When fall rolls around and it's back to school and work, wouldn't you love to start your day with something tastier and more substantial than that all ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • Homemade bread elevates sack lunch

    Homemade bread really is the difference between a good sandwich and a great one. This especially important when contemplating back-to-school lunches. ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Comforting steak and cheese pasta a quick fix

    Parents love back-to-school season because it gets the whole family back on a schedule. Parents hate back-to-school season because that schedule usual ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • El Tovar Theatre Celebrates 85 years

    Raue Center For The Arts in historic downtown Crystal Lake recently announced the 85th birthday of the El Tovar Theater, the theater and stage where R ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Seniors learn ‘parkour’

    LONDON (AP) — On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges — al ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Centegra Health System offers minimally invasive hip replacement surgery

    Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery offered at the Centegra Hip & Knee Replacement Center is changing the lives of patients who suffer from hip ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • Lakewood man finishes journey down the Mississippi River in solar-powered trimaran

    Marquette, Joliet and now Ray Christie. It took the Lakewood man a couple of years, and he endured e ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • art

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – As an Army veteran, Don Ryan understands the hardships of returning to civilian life after serving his country.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 5:32 pm
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