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By SANDRA MANLEY - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

Were you handed down the love of reading by your mom? Book columnist Sandra Manley suggests some books for gifts on Mother’s Day.

By JOE RICCIARDI - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

Budgeting doesn’t have to be painful or restricting. Dorion-Gray Retirement Services explains the benefits of living within limits.

By KELSEY O'CONNOR - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

Local women share their stories of heartbreak and hardship on the path to becoming mothers.

By STEPHANIE KOHL-McCORD - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

All hail the crock-pot! Two easy dinner recipes so after a long day, serving up something sumptuous is simple.

By MELISSA RUBALCABA RISKE - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

Meet our honorees for the 2016 Women of Distinction awards presented by McHenry County Magazine.

By WENDY FOSTER - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

Women need and enjoy connecting with other women. Learn about business-networking organizations specifically for women in McHenry County.

By DANA McKENNA - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

Meet three local women who changed careers mid-life and are celebrating new success and happiness.

By STEPHANIE KOHL-McCORD - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

‘the Listening Room’ in Crystal Lake strives to provide an intimate live music experience.

By YVONNE BENSON - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

What are some safe entertainment spots for adolescents? We’ve got some ideas.

By YVONNE BENSON - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

Paint ’N Sip parties at area art and craft stores are great places to explore creativity and have some fun.

By MICHELLE STIEN - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

Family columnist Michelle Stien isn’t looking foward to being 40.

By SANDRA MANLEY - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

Book columnist Sandra Manley recommends three novels to put some spring in your step.

By DANA McKENNA - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

You can’t spell “Earth” without “art” and April 22 is Earth Day. Discover 10 actions you can take right now to become a better steward of the Earth.

By DANA McKENNA - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

A revolutionary radio program that began 35 years ago is still alive and well on the airwaves today.

By KELSEY O'CONNOR - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

Fathom Events make the big screen come to life. Check out the upcoming schedule of performances.

By YVONNE BENSON - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

Mary Behrens, owner of Kitchen Outfitters, shares her list of 10 kitchen gadgets that are must-haves for every cook.

By McHENRY COUNTY MAGAZINE - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

Say goodbye to cabin fever with the 2016 Subaru Forester from Gary Lang.

By McHENRY COUNTY MAGAZINE - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

The McHenry County Community Foundation celebrates 15 years of philanthropy and community giving.

By DANA McKENNA - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

McHenry County is home to many historic buildings that have been repurposed for artistic endeavors.

By YVONNE BENSON - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

When trying to add value to your home while updating it at the same time, what are the best places to start?

By STEPHANIE N. GRIMOLDBY - mchenrycountymagazine@shawmedia.com

Suran Built can transform your home while sticking to both your budget and your timeline.