August 2015 Around Town 5


Learn to Play Soccer with Hawthorn Woods Parks + Recreation

The Village of Hawthorn Woods is proud to offer youth soccer leagues this coming fall starting September 12 for children grades PRE-K through 5th. Your children will have a ball learning how to play soccer as well as have fun during practices and games. Practices and training session will be led by Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer Club Owner, Tom Chmela. Our quality instructors ensure your children will learn and advance their skills in a fun environment. Come and sign up today! Please visit for detailed information.

A Cabernet That Wins All The Races

Grown on a specific block on our vineyard, Broken Earth’s Estate Cabernet Reserve is carefully grown and aged so that each vintage is consistent with the last. This allows the wine to be one-of-a-kind— like a Seabiscuit against all others! Characteristics of this wine include a very light body and smooth finish with a wonderful array of flavor. Placed at the top as one of the #1 sellers, this is by far one of the most delightful Cabernet’s you will ever meet. Award winning wine is sometimes hard to find. At Broken Earth Winery, it’s a pleasant surprised that many house produced bottles have won various awards.

The Estate Cabernet Reserve is powerful and dense like a race horse, and smooth, swift and light in how it carries itself. With every visit to the Long Grove located wine bar, guests are offered two complimentary tastes to sample. Broken Earth’s staff will be sure that you always take home a winner!

Speed Limit to Change to 40 MPH Along Ela Road

Drivers who travel along Ela Road will notice the speed limit will change from 45 MPH to 40 MPH from Long Grove Road north for about a quarter mile. Local residents were concerned about the speed on a stretch of Ela Road, one of our county highways. In response to this concern, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) conducted a speed study along Ela Road from Lake Cook Road to south of US 12.

Based on the results of the study, LCDOT recommended the speed limit to be decreased, and the change was approved at the Lake County Board meeting this summer. LCDOT has also begun a preliminary engineering study which will look at improvements to the intersection of Ela Road and Long Grove Road. LCDOT will host a public meeting later this year to gather public input on the project. Construction is currently programmed to begin in the year 2019.

CFC’s Butterflies on the Prairie

Join Citizens for Conservation for a butterfly tour at Flint Creek Savanna on August 1, 1- 3 p.m. We will discuss the life cycle of butterflies, create butterfly homes, and look for butterflies as we walk the trail. Each student will receive milkweed seeds to plant and a caterpillar to take home and release when it emerges from its chrysalis. Children will also learn about butterfly and moth wing camouflage and do an art project to illustrate this protective feature. Class is open to children ages 5-12 years old. Parents are welcome to attend. CFC members are free; non-members pay $5 for the first child and $1 for each additional child. Register at

Historical Society of Island Lake Boat Tours Available

Looking for something unique to do as summer begins to wind down?  Take a historic boat tour on Island Lake. The historical one-hour tour of Island Lake features a docent who highlights points of interest and the history of Island Lake. Your $10 donation benefits the Historical Society and the Lake Management Committee. Boat tour dates are August 1, 2, 8 and 14 at 5 p.m. Please contact Liz Nelson at 847.609.9050 or for reservations.

The 9th Annual LZ Area Taste of the Towns is Back

The Taste of the Towns event is the Lake Zurich areas most popular food and family event. This community event showcases area food and beverage outlets focusing on quality, not quantity.

In addition to the featured food and beverages, attendees enjoy many free family activities and musical entertainment including “Paint the Car,” climbing wall, pitching competitions, arts and crafts activities for kids, dance performances and live music throughout the event.

“Tasting Menus” are discounted booklets with a Taste Ticket for every participating vendor. Tasting Menus can be purchased in advanced for $35 (Each Tasting Menu is worth $50 in tasting tickets). Individual Tasting Tickets can be purchased on-site for $2 each. Each vendor will sell $2 tastes or $4 servings. Tasting Menus also have valuable coupons for participating vendors worth up to $50 in savings. Only 500 Tasting Menus are available for purchase in advance through

The annual Taste of the Towns is a great opportunity to bring family, friends, and neighbors together for tasting the foods you always wanted to try, and enjoy live entertainment and family activities in beautiful Paulus Park. Proceeds from the event help to fund programs and services provided by the LZ Area Chamber of Commerce, like the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

Barrington Noon Rotary Inducts New 2015-16 President

The Barrington Noon Rotary inducted Burke Groom, senior vice president of Barrington Bank & Trust Company, N.A., as their new 2015-16 president during an installation dinner at Francesca’s Famiglia in downtown Barrington. The Barrington Noon Rotary Club is comprised of local leaders taking action on local causes. They are a chapter of Rotary International, a national service organization whose mission is to provide “Service Above Self.”

The Barrington Noon Rotary meets every Tuesday from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Garlands of Barrington Performing Arts Center, 1000 Garlands Lane. Meetings feature weekly speakers designed to keep members educated and informed in the local community. Guests are always welcome and new members are always encouraged. For information, visit