October 2015 Editor’s Letter

This month brings with it a beautiful change of scenery in SW Lake County as the peak of fall color occurs mid-October. The shorter days lead to cooler evenings and the crisp fall air makes outdoor activities even more enjoyable. The celebration of autumn is everywhere as our schedules fill-up with football games and apple-picking fun... Halloween plans are made…

Taste of the Towns + Centennial Celebration

The 9th Annual event hosted nearly 20 vendors as attendees enjoyed the “Taste of Chicago” style event. Offerings included Beelow’s hand-crafted beers, Smokin’ T’s Bar-B-Que, and the Scandalous Chocolate Torte from Fat Bottomed Girls Catering.

October 2015 Around Town

Join Broken Earth Winery in celebrating its one-year anniversary with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The winery will offer gifts and give-aways throughout the day and complimentary light bites during wine tastings. All are welcome to attend. Guests may enter to win one of two free weekends at Blue Harbor Resorts. Entries are currently being accepted and…

Haunted Travel Destinations

Halloween is approaching, and our minds often turn to the creepy, spooky and haunted! During October, at Lake Zurich Travel, we seem to have many requests for the scream theme destinations! Here are some places to visit both near and far for “Getting Your Spook Fix.”

‘Hats Off’ to Avalon Salon & Day Spa

Avalon Salon & Day Spa hosted the LZACC's Business After-Hours event.

No More Late Fees …

That's right! We will no longer charge Ela cardholders late fees. All late fees have been waived for our materials. Please note, if you lose materials or return items with damage, you'll still need to pay the replacement cost.

Five Most Commonly Asked Commercial Real Estate Questions

First let me say that I enjoy working with many residential agents who refer their commercial clients to me. Residential and Commercial real estate requires two very different skill-sets and resources. A seasoned commercial agent will have access to different databases such as LoopNet, CoStar, Showcase, Land & Farm, etc. which lists the majority of commercial properties. The typical MLS,…

MOTOR WERKS BMW IN BARRINGTON PRESENTS THE ALL-NEW 2016 BMW 7 SERIES

The 2016 BMW 7 Series sets a new benchmark in lightweight design, driving dynamics, comfort, intelligent connectivity and intuitive operation. The extensive use of carbon-fiber- reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the structure of the passenger cell and the strategic application of lightweight design reduce weight and increase both the overall torsion strength and bending stiffness of the passenger cell. The all-new…

Leave a Book, Take a Book

What is a Little Free Library? It is box that can be of any shape or size. The box is often made to resemble a house and many are made out of recycled materials. Little Free Libraries (LFL) can be found almost anywhere from front lawns to forest preserves. The one thing that all of the boxes have in common…

Mulling Over the Wine Reviews

I was a weary shopper looking for a simple Riesling when my innocent eyes fell upon this:

Assisted Living Explained

Assisted living is just that, it provides “assistance” to residents within a community. Assisted living can offer many services from shower assistance to medication reminders in the comfort of an individual’s apartment home. There is also a nurse available to set up medications or check on assisted living residents when they do not feel well. Assisted living normally offers three…

Create A Welcoming Front Porch

It's said time and time again, there is no underestimating curb appeal. But it’s not just for when you’re selling. The exterior is an extension of your home, and therefore, an extension of your decor. Adding a few special features goes a long way towards creating an inviting and welcoming home. It can show your personality and set the tone…

Tailgating Takes A Different Turn

The lane along Towner Green at 130 Old McHenry Road in Long Grove will be reserved from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact Georgia Cawley for more information atGeorgiart@LGAMC.org or 847.438.1160. All are welcome to attend.

Wine and Football

Football season is in full force come October, and is usually synonymous with beer. The days are starting to get crisp and game parties/tailgates includes warmer comfort foods like chili, chicken wings, grilled/smoked meats, bratwurst, richer cheeses. If you prefer wine, stop forcing yourself to down ale that is less satisfying for you! The sport is all about teamwork, so…