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Copper Fiddle Distillery wins 2015 LZACC Business of the Year Award

Copper Fiddle Distillery has been awarded 2015 Business of the Year by the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce (LZACC) at the annual Evening of Excellence Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 24th, 2016 at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer. A panel composed of the five past LZACC Presidents determined winners of Business of the Year 2015.

The winner was selected based upon several factors

  • Their involvement in and support of the community
  • Significant accomplishments, improvements, or success stories achieved this year
  • Leadership roles or significant accomplishments in the community or industry served
  • Philanthropic contributions made in the community

Volunteers Needed—Serve Food And Kindness with the CWC

Join the Caring Women’s Connection to provide dinner and food pantry access to over 200 people from the community. Volunteers are needed March 20 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lake Zurich, as the group participates in the Emmaus House of Hospitality weekly program. Please visit to view the list of food items needed and volunteer positions available.

Early Bird Rates for the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center Available through March 31

Get ready for summer with a 2016 season pass to the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center! Register before March 31 to receive 10% off your summer pass. For more information on the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center, including pass rates, visit us online at

Hawthorn Woods Announce Youth Spring Soccer League

The Village of Hawthorn Woods is proud to offer fun, instructional, and participative youth soccer leagues for players grades Pre-K through 5th this spring.  The leagues will start on Saturday, April 9th. All levels will play games on Saturdays, scheduled between 9:00 and 11:00am. Grades 1-5 will also practice on Wednesdays, scheduled between 4:30 and 6:30pm. Practices and training session will be led by Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer Club Owner, Tom Chmela. Our quality coaches ensure your children will learn and advance their skills in a fun environment. Come and sign up today! Visit our website Vhw.Org/YouthSoccer for details.

For Moms-On-The-Go

The 2.6-lb. Primera Trio All-in-One Ultralight Printer – the smallest and lightest printer/scanner/copier on the market – will slip into a computer bag without taking up much more room than a hardcover book. It prints, scans and copies in full color or grayscale with up to 4800 dpi, photo-quality print resolution on standard A/A4-size paper. Great to print boarding passes, business agendas, homework, spreadsheets or permission slips as it connects to any current computer, laptop or tablet with a USB port. Visit for information on purchasing.

Stay in Shape with Fitness in the Barn in Hawthorn Woods

Stay fit this winter with our fitness classes held in the Village Barn! Whether you are looking to start or continue your fitness routine, we have a class for you. Our 1-hour classes are for beginners and experts alike. Drop in and try one today.

• Yoga – Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.

• 7 AM Saturday Sweat – Saturdays, 7:00 a.m.

• Zumba – Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.

All classes are held in the barn located at 2 Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods. For more information visit our website at Vhw.Org/Fitness.

Police Officer Cortez Recognized for DUI Enforcement

At the Hawthorn Woods Village Board of Trustees meeting held on January 25th, 2016, Officer Anthony Cortez was recognized by Mayor Joseph Mancino, the Village Board, and administrative staff for excellence in DUI enforcement. Officer Cortez led the Hawthorn Woods Police Department in the number of driving under the influence arrests in 2015, accounting for 50% of the department’s total DUI arrests. He will be recognized by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) for this achievement. We are grateful for Officer Cortez’s service to the community and his successful efforts making the roadways within Hawthorn Woods safe for all to travel.