Inspired by community

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…

Copper Fiddle Distillery Celebrates Year One

Activities, tours, tastings and live entertainment took place all day as owners Janet and Fred Robinson, and Nancy and Jose Hernandez celebrated with crowds of well-wishers at the Lake Zurich distillery.

Lindy’s Landing Celebrating 50 Years

Bob Lindstrom aka “Lindy” was born in 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. Even as a small child Lindy always seemed to have a passion for people and boating. In the 1960’s Lindy used to drive his family from the outskirts of Chicago to a small town called Wauconda. After falling in love with the town and Bangs Lake, Lindy decided to…

Motherhood

As an ambitious young woman in love with a high-spirited New Yorker, Doreen Sternkopf pictured the happy life ahead: marriage, children, a home full of laughter and music. But the realities of motherhood rarely meet the expectations of the uninitiated.

Vancover, Above and Beyond

Vancouver is a city like no other, effortlessly combining the buzz of a modern metropolis with the rejuvenating spirit of the great outdoors. Stunning views of temperate rainforest reflect upon glass skyscrapers, sparkling with sophistication and energy. The city’s relaxed lifestyle is apparent as you explore the blue waters along the coast and taste incredible culinary creations in vibrant neighborhoods.…

Secrets of the Ladies Mission Society

Set in the small, Southern town of Simpsonville, Alabama in the 1950s, Secrets of the Ladies Mission Society, will appeal to lovers of The Help and Fried Green Tomatoes. When the town doctor, Lester Seabrook, passes away, many in the community mourn but none pay much attention to his grieving widow, Adie. The ladies in town have never invited her…

Explore Nearby Nature Together

Citizens for Conservation is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to environmental preservation and restoration of the wider biodiversity that once covered northeast Illinois. CFC is based in Barrington, Illinois where the organization owns and carefully manages over 415 acres in 11 property locations.

Long Grove Festival Season Begins!

The coveted annual Chocolate Festival returns May 15, 16 and 17 with new extended hours from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Residents and visitors alike are invited to indulge in irresistible, luscious chocolate options from chocolate-dipped strawberries and donuts to brownies and fudge. The three-day event is filled with limitless chocolaty treats, live music, great food and distinctive shopping, all…

May 2015 Around Town

Celebrate the completion of Ela Area Public Library’s six-month renovation project on Saturday, May 2 from 2 - 4 p.m. Festivities include an official ribbon cutting, Bubbleman Geoff Akins, glitter tattoo artist, digital photo booth, video gaming, Forge demonstrations, make your own sundaes, raffles and more. This long-awaited dream becomes reality, as guests are welcome to experience the many great new features and dynamic…

Local Spotlight

“It’s a great day at Avalon Salon and Day Spa!” From our greeting when you call to reserve an appointment, to your first visit at the salon, our mission is to create a relaxing haven for you to unwind, to look and feel more beautiful. Located at Deer Park Town Center and open seven days each week, our motivated staff…