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Book Nook

Brownie, a beagle-boxer mutt, came into my life after my parents adopted him from Save-A-Pet last year. His hobbies are sticking his head ou…
Artist Showcase

Artist Showcase

M cHenry artist Gary Wigman attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he was fortunate…
Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away

Through all of his years as a hobbyist photographer, Mike Kelly says that all hot air balloon festivals have something in common: Big, buoya…
Kid-friendly Labor Day escapes

Kid-friendly Labor Day escapes

Labor Day weekend may unofficially mark summer’s last hurrah in the Midwest, but, for many children, the holiday offers an opportunity to en…
Artist Showcase

Artist Showcase

The work of William A. Schneider of Crystal Lake has evolved since he finished his studies at the American Academy of Art. 
Woodstock family tradition

Woodstock family tradition

The 2017 McHenry County Fair will be the longest fair on record. And for good reason: the 69th annual event will open a day early, beginning…

‘The Duchess’

As an actress, Kate Curtin has played many roles but her latest role as “The Duchess” on Huntley Community Radio may be her favorite. 
A park to remember

A park to remember

Ten days each year, America’s National Parks welcome visitors fee-free! In honor of the National Park Service’s Birthday, the next Fee Free …
Service and fellowship

Service and fellowship

The symbols are familiar: the Memorial Day “Buddy Poppy,” sold to benefit disabled veterans; the color and honor guards, which offer final s…

Book Nook

As much as I love relaxing indoors with a good book, sometimes I need to step outside and get a breath of fresh air. But after spending an a…
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