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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…

Summer nights

Like so many, Jaki Berggren loves the arrival of summer in the McHenry County region. And for the s…
Bikes and Brews

Bikes and Brews

Scorched Earth Brewing co-owner Jennifer Dallas requested a quick clarification when asked about the volume of bike traffic the Algonquin es…
Beachy-keen

Beachy-keen

If you haven’t experienced or witnessed cable wakeboarding up close, Quarry Cable Park, 5517 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, offers a hands…
Seven natural wonders

Seven natural wonders

Summer is finally upon us, which means that it’s time to take advantage of all of the fun to be had outside (while the warm weather lasts). …
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