August 2015 Editor’s Letter

August is here and with it your issue of SW Lake Lifestyle. This month, we proudly present you with eight more pages of all the good happening in your community. With your help and support, our magazine is growing at a faster pace than we imagined! We are honored and excited to see and experience the changes in store for…

Copper Fiddle Distillery + City Limits Harley Davidson CWC Benefit

Caring Womens Connection (CWC) 'Gimme Shelter' event was attended by more than 200 bikers, musicians, friends and family for a day of music, art, raffles, cocktails and barbecue. A portion of the proceeds help support Lake County shelters.

Active Explorations

Fully designed itineraries delve into local traditions and fascinate travelers of all ages, providing even the youngest globetrotters with the best education they never saw coming. We share a few of their ideas for unique ways families can enjoy activities that are as fun as they are culturally enriching.

Adventure is a Nine-Letter Word

The word "adventure" conjures up different images for different people, and let's face it; some images are just prettier than others. For my hard-core outdoorsy friends, adventure means tackling the Appalachian Trail with three pounds of dried beans, a tarp the size of a Kleenex and a compass. Just to fluff things up a bit, they might take a change…

Plan Home Improvements Carefully

It’s a common belief that the more you put into your home, the more you’re going to get out of it when it comes time to sell. While this should be true, sadly that isn’t always the case. If you’re thinking about renovations or improvements plan carefully to make sure you see a return on your investment.

Citizens For Conservation News and Upcoming Native Plant Sale for Fall

On the morning of June 9, 2015, Jim Bodkin and George Pierce of Citizens for Conservation with Robert Sliwinski, the original engineer of the rookery structure, paddled to the Bakers Lake Rookery in Barrington to complete the annual nesting bird count. Final conclusions are pending, but data shows that they found nests of three Black Crowned Night Herons, two Great…

BACC’s Members Celebrate the 4th of July

Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) members went 1970s style this Independence Day. Parade participants were given a specific decade to honor the many eras of Barrington. The village celebrates its Sesquicentennial anniversary this year.

Shane’s Foundation Tip-Over Prevention Full Speed Ahead

“I love you” were the last words I said to my son, Shane. I closed the door to his room so he could take a nap. When I checked on him later, I opened the door, and I couldn’t do anything but scream. I found my 2 year old under his fallen dresser.

August 2015 Around Town

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.…

Adult Day Center

Cherished Place is a unique adult day club that offers therapeutic activities and individualized services in a group setting for older adults with a variety of care needs. The program focuses on the dignity and individuality of each member, and Club members are encouraged to participate in programs specially tailored to their needs, abilities and interests. Members enjoy a wide…

Motor Werks Continues To Exceed Expectations

When you think of luxury cars in SW Lake County, you can’t help but think of Motor Werks in Barrington and Hoffman Estates. With brands including Porsche, Infiniti, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Land Rover, Honda and Sprinter, Motor Werks is a luxury auto group with access to hundreds of quality, pre-driven vehicles for all budgets and needs.

The 2016 Infiniti QX30 Crossover and Q30 Hatchback

The young, the hip and the affluent are the target market for the new 2016 Infiniti Q30 hatchback and 2016 Infiniti QX30 subcompact crossover. These dynamic twins should show up at Motor Werks Infiniti of Barrington as soon as next year, and we’re confident that they will hit the mark. With thrilling performance, all the latest technology features, and upscale…