Happy Birthday, America!

I also love everything about getting away—the time spent planning, packing, plotting and preparing to escape may be more important to me than the actual getaway. The anticipation of travel creates an aura of excitement that turns even the short hour-and-a-half drive north to a friend's lake house into an adventure that sustains my wanderlust from week to week as…

The Helen Oliveri Team Grand Opening

Local Chamber members and community guests enjoyed a ribbon-cutting ceremony, raffles prizes and refreshments as they toured the new Keller Williams Realty Partners state-of-the-art location in Hawthorn Woods.

Around town

Learn to play Soccer and Baseball with
Hawthorn Woods Parks & Recreation It is never too early to for kids to begin sports. Participants will have a ball learning soccer and baseball skills at one of four camps teaching fundamental skills as they build self-confidence and experience team work. Quality instructors ensure your children will learn and advance their skills in…

All Aboard!

The Great American Summer Vacation Article Sue Shimkus | Photography Provided   Highlights Along the MississippiMemphis, Tennessee Elvis is King in Graceland, his memory lives on so be sure to pay a visit to the popular mansion. Stroll along Beale Street to experience nightlife and hear live music in the town considered to be both … Continued

Time to Cancel the Swimsuit Issue

As a woman, I think bathing suit shopping is a nightmare. But not the way you would expect. The horror I experience has nothing to do with what I see in the fitting room. It’s what I hear: Body-bashing from a chorus of unfamiliar voices. Instant, TMZ-worthy critiques. I have come to believe the back areas of retail stores are…

Prom Gowns and the Glass Slipper Project

For the 13th year, Zengeler Cleaners helped to give Chicago-area high school girls the chance to go to prom, collecting a record number of nearly 5,000 prom dresses, plus shoes, jewelry, handbags and other accessories for the Glass Slipper Project, a local charity that gives prom gowns free to students who cannot otherwise afford them. Many of these beautiful gowns…

Summer is Home
Improvement Season

It takes money to make money, but is the cost really worth it? Yes—if you pick the right home repairs!

The Girls of Atomic City

Imagine that your daughter got a job and she couldn't tell you where she was going to work or what she would be doing when she got there. All you know is that she is going to help her country and work for the government. So your daughter gets on a train to this mystery place and every now and…

 Therapy Benefits

Rehabilitation therapy is described as the “therapeutic, healing treatment that a patient receives after any kind of illness or injury.” The severity of the patient condition may vary, but the goals are always the same: to help patients get back to or as close to prior level of functional as possible. Rehabilitation involves a plan of care with very individualized,…

Camping, Made Easy

These days you don’t have to own an RV, a sleeping bag or a tent to go camping. That’s because campgrounds across the country are giving guests a chance to sleep surrounded by nature – but in a cozy bed with a roof over their heads.

Citizens for Conservation
Sets New Record

The Citizens for Conservation Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale set new records this year during its annual sale. According to Plant Sale Chairman Ginger Underwood, gardeners from the greater Barrington area, and many communities in Northern Illinois, the North Shore, suburbs south of Chicago, as far west as Rockford and from Wisconsin bought record numbers of native plants for…

Ela Township 55+ Inaugural Art Show

The debut of many artists in Lake Zurich provided a wonderful experience for those who displayed their art,
and for the 80+ attendees who enjoyed their work.