September 2015 Around Town 2


Hawthorn Woods Happenings for Fall

·New Youth Fall Soccer League

The Village of Hawthorn Woods is proud to offer youth soccer leagues starting September 12 for children grades pre-k through 5th. Playera will learn how to play soccer as well as have fun during practices led by Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer Club Owner, Tom Chmela.

·Women’s Self-Defense Program

The Hawthorn Woods Police Department is proud to offer women’s self-defense classes for ages 17+. Learn how to defend yourself by recognizing and responding to dangerous situations. The program consists of a series of four classes held on Wednesdays from September 16th through October 7th at 6 – 8 p.m.

·Fall Recreation Programs

The Village of Hawthorn Woods has a variety of fun and interactive recreation programs coming this fall for adults and children of all ages. These programs teach different skills and techniques depending on what programs you choose while having fun. Programs offered include fencing, chess, After-School of Rock, craft classes and more. Visit the Village of Hawthorne Woods at for details!

·Learn Some Dance Moves

The Hawthorn Woods Parks & Recreation Department and Trilogy School of Performing have come to together to offer dance classes this coming fall starting September 9 and will be offering Ballet, Jazz, Music Theater for all ages, ranging from age 4 to age 12.

Recent Mailings from Spark Energy – Electric Aggregation:  Incorrect Letter Sent

Recently many Lake Zurich residents received a notice from Spark Energy in the mail regarding the Village’s electric aggregation program. This notice makes a claim that is not correct, starting “Aggregation is ending and once again you have the power to choose!”  This is not true. Homefield Energy is the Village’s supplier, NOT Spark Energy.

The Spark Energy notice states aggregation ends in August 2015. When, in fact, the program continues through June 2017. Residents receiving this notice are advised not to enroll. Complaints may be filed by visiting the Illinois Commerce Commission Consumer Services Division at

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores Seek Donations

As the summer season winds down, the needs of the homeless and the working poor in Chicago continue to grow. To try and alleviate those needs, St. Vincent de Paul Chicago Thrift Stores seek good quality donations. Items most needed include: Household items and small appliances such as pots and pans, dishes, coffee pots and microwaves; electronics including CD players, radios, and stereo speakers; furniture including desks, end tables, night stands, dressers, coffee tables, chairs and kitchen dining sets; and new or gently used clothing and shoes.

Donations are accepted at 1125 S. Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville. Free furniture pickup service is available by calling 773.779.6700. In general, all donated items should be gently used, clean, and in working condition. Thrift store donations have a direct impact on those in need. Many of the goods that are donated to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul go toward an emergency voucher program, where those in need are offered FREE goods in a confidential and dignified way. In 2014, the SVdP Thrift Stores provided $30,000+ worth of donated goods to 1,000+ needy area people. Donations can also be placed in area drop boxes. Visit for specifics.

Right Turn Lanes Being Installed at Route 12 & Ela Road, Lake Zurich

This project consists of the installation of right turn lanes for northbound and southbound traffic on Route 12, as well as sidewalk installation, pedestrian crossings and signalization improvements. This project will improve traffic flow on Route 12 at this key intersection in Lake Zurich’s primary commercial corridor. The Lake County Division of Transportation started the construction in early August and its completion is expected in November 2015.

The right turn lane installation is a separate construction project from the Route 12 resurfacing that has been occurring from Lake Cook Road to Ela Road. Motorists can expect delays on Route 12 for the remainder of the 2015 construction season.

BACC Barrington Young Professionals Group Now Forming

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) announces a new Barrington Young Professionals group specifically focused on gathering BACC members under the age of 40. They will kick off with their first official meeting on Tuesday, August 25, at 8 a.m. at Pepper Park Coffee, 22000 N. Pepper Rd, Lake Barrington, in their Community Room.

This new group is being developed to gather young professionals with varying levels of experience to benefit from bi-monthly meetings to share ideas, challenges, successes, and to support and build their business experience together. Be a part of this new movement of young career-minded individuals devoted to long-term success, long-term relationships and Chamber involvement. The group will hold regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m. at Pepper Park Coffee. For information, feel free to contact Amber Luczak of Edward Jones at 847.277.7624.

Ribbon-Cutting at Rejuva Aesthetics & Wellness Center

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) celebrated the opening of Rejuva Aesthetics & Wellness Center in The Arboretum of South Barrington, 100 W. Higgins Rd., M-90, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in late summer.

Dr. Ahtesham Hyder started practicing internal medicine about 10 years ago. To enhance his practice, Dr. Hyder began to learn about the med spa boom. Through research and consulting friends in the industry, he was impressed with the technology and the variety of treatments med spas offered. After years of research, he decided to open Rejuva Aesthetics & Wellness Center. Rejuva Aesthetics & Wellness Center prides its services on the medical aspect of facial and skin treatment, bringing Botox and fillers to their patients. Dr. Hyder is also introducing micro needling; activating skin rejuvenation by damaging small cells around the area for new collagen growth. The center offers a variety of services to a variety of age groups.

Dr. Hyder and his team are exciting to join the Barrington community. Treatments include Botox & Dysport, Voluma & Juvaderm, lip enhancements, customized medial facials, wrinkle reduction, laser hair removal, chemical peels, spider vein therapy, weight loss, microdermabrasion, waxing and treatment; they also sell Glo and Neocutis Skin Lines.

Tickets on Sale for Great Barrington Area Taste’fest

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will host its annual Great Barrington Area Taste’fest on Thursday, October 29, at the Marriott Northwest, located at Rt. 59 and I-90. The annual event showcases tastes from the finest purveyors of food and spirits in the Barrington Area.

The Great Barrington Area Taste’fest event includes Chamber businesses, local restaurants, spirit vendors and live entertainment. Guests can enjoy samples from restaurants, test new dishes, and mingle with chefs, brew masters, vintners and distillers. Tickets to the event are $30 per person in advance, and $35 at the door. Applications are also being accepted for vendor booths. Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses; including single vendor booths, program advertisements and event sponsors. The event is from 5 – 8 p.m. and attracts a crowd of about 400 area residents. For information or to purchase tickets, visit the BACC website at

Couture 360 Salon Adopts Shelter for One Week

Rose DePaola, owner of Couture 360 Salon in Lake Zurich, opened her business with a strong sense of giving back to the community where she lives and works. She and her staff listen to the things that are important to their clientele. When one of her regular clients mentioned the Lake County Haven’s program to “Adopt A Night,” she and her staff quickly began a fundraising effort to support a full week in December.

With the generosity of clients and staff, the salon raised $1500 in 2 weeks. Every night of the year, women and children who have nowhere else to go come to the Lake County Haven seeking food, warmth, safety and guidance. By adopting one week of the year, Couture 360 Salon has provided a sanctuary and sustenance for all residents of the shelter.

“One of the most rewarding things in life is giving,” DePaola says. “Working with a great staff and serving clients who participate in fundraisers is one of the highlights of being a business owner.”

“Adopting a Night at the Haven’s shelter has a huge impact on the lives of homeless women and children. They are forever grateful for the sustenance and services they receive,” says Kate Ceithaml, outreach coordinator for Lake County Haven. The Lake County Haven empowers homeless women and their children to achieve permanent, independent living.

About Couture 360​: Couture 360 Salon is a fullservice salon featuring hair, nails and body services. Opened in 2010, Couture 360 has raised more than $20,000 in funds and services for nonprofits in our area. Couture 360 is proud to have been created utilizing recycled and environmentally friendly materials, from the sleek metal stylist stations to the paint on the walls and textured floors, environmental sustainability was integral to the award-winning design. The salon goal is to provide an environment where comfort, confidence and loyalty are rewarded.

Ribbon-Cutting at Serenity Wellness, Inc.

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) celebrated the grand opening of Serenity Wellness, Inc. at 1250 S. Grove Ave., Ste 200. Barrington, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 22.

After years of being an independent masseuse, Linda Franckowiak has joined the Barrington community at her new location of Serenity Wellness. She offers a variety of modalities of massage therapy and will introduce skin care services in the future. She has had a great following from her previous clients and many referrals from BACC.