In this issue, we celebrate the SW Lake community and all your area has to offer in May. With the return of milder weather and the opportunity to spend some time outdoors, it’s time to plan fun activities for your whole family. Your Lifestyle Calendar and Around Town departments are an easy way to learn about the many things planned for this wonderful month. If, like me, you’re ready to enjoy some time outside, take a look at our article highlighting the Citizens for Conservation offerings. There are opportunities to explore our beautiful surroundings for the whole family.

We’re excited to introduce you to a few local neighbors including Lindy’s Landing, located in Wauconda on Bangs Lake. The family-owned restaurant has been in operation 50 years and we are honored to celebrate with them this summer. Take a look inside Avalon Salon and Day Spa in Deer Park as we feature this Aveda concept salon in our Local Spotlight section. It’s also the start of the festival season and first up in our area is the Long Grove Chocolate Fest. Three full days of chocolate bliss, activities and music returns mid-month so mark your calendar—especially if you have a sweet tooth!

Putting this issue together was a joy as there are so many happenings and events to share with you. Mother’s Day will always be the highlight of May and I hope that you celebrate yours in her favorite manner—whether you head out to a fancy brunch, surprise her with a spa visit or enjoy a peaceful day outside together—let the day be all about Mom. She deserves it!

See you around town,