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A new season.

My favorite season is upon us. I know it's hard to see summer go but I've always been excited enough for fall that I tend not to look back except, of course, when heading back to school! The anticipation of football games, crisp cool air and the beauty of the changing trees around always keep me focused forward into September.

31st Annual Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing

Hawthorn Woods County Club was this year’s host golf course. Everyone had a great day and the event was a wonderful opportunity for mingling with other Chamber members, along with friends and clients.

September 2015 Around Town

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.

September 2015 Parting Thoughts

How could a woman who still has no idea what a “first down” is find herself so captivated at Friday night football games? It’s easy. In the past few years, my sports cluelessness has allowed me to keenly observe the hundreds and hundreds of folks off the field. There is juicy stuff there.

September 2015 Home Matters

​Our furry family members can have a rough time adjusting to a big change like a move. There are many reports of pets changing behavior and having problems after a move. That's why it’s important to take some extra caution and effort to make sure it goes as smooth as possible. Here are some tips to help you out, but…

Saint Viator Senior Recieves GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD

Saint Viator senior Erin McDermott fondly remembers celebrating her birthday each year with her grandmother, who would come in from out of town and together they would plant a “birthday garden.”

Field Trip

If you’re searching for inspiration for a trip that encompasses sightseeing, local cuisine and outdoor experiences, start with one of your passions: wine. Consider these travel ideas from the expert winemakers of The Seeker, a global brand with wines from the most popular grape-producing regions worldwide.

Shepherd’s Flock of Lutheran Home

Children go through crucial developmental stages during their early years. Attending a high quality early childhood education program can have long-lasting, beneficial effects on overall development. Enrolling your child in a program that will provide a loving and caring environment is extremely important along with building a partnership to ensure your child’s continued healthy development during his or her early…

Tailgate Ready

(BPT) - If "road trip" are the two best words for summer, then "tailgating" is the call for fall. As American as frozen TV dinners, tailgating is essentially a reason for over exuberant college and pro football fans to use their vehicles to party-hearty in the great outdoors, i.e., a giant stadium parking lot.

Apple Fest & Albariño

Visitors of the annual Apple Fest can expect to have bushels of fun by enjoying the beautiful fall outdoor ambiance and participating in the many activities offered, including free live music throughout the historic village, rock climbing, apple pie eating contests and more.


Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award. She lives in New York City with her husband.