Broken Earth Winery 
Proudly Sponsors Tuxedos for Tails

Broken Earth Winery was proud to be a Gold Paw sponsor of Save-A-Pet's 29th Annual Dinner & Auction "Tuxedos for Tails" at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer. As the exclusive sponsor of the wine pull, Broken Earth offered up sample tastings of their 2010 'Shimmin Canyon' Cabernet Sauvignon.

Around Town

At the winter meeting of the Hawthorn Woods Village Board of Trustees, Chief Operating Officer Pamela O. Newton and Chief Administrative Officer Donna Lobaito were awarded the Strategic Leadership and Governance Award by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Newton attended ICMA’s annual conference on this past September in Seattle, Washington where she accepted the award on behalf of Mayor…

Class, Quality and Unparalleled Innovation

Classic design never needs to be fixed, but there is always room for improvement. The all-new 2016 Range Rover is, at its core, a well improved classic. Per usual, Land Rover was able to preserve their luxury SUV’s classic qualities while implementing innovation. That’s no simple task, but the 2016 Range Rover comes as close as one gets to the amalgamated product…

Surprise Visitors Liven Up 
the LZACC Holiday After Hours

The Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce (LZACC) kicked off the 2015 Holiday Season at Inland Bank in Hawthorn Woods. The event was made complete with a surprise visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Village of Lake Zurich Holds Inaugural Tree Lighting

There was a large turnout from the community for the Annual Tree Lighting festivities, held downtown Lake Zurich. A good time was had by all!

Passport Cuisines

While many dream of starting a business, few are able to make it a reality at the young age of fourteen. Yet, that is how it happened for Lake Zurich High School Freshman, Dean Lambertsen, the proud owner of Passport Cuisines. Passport Cuisines makes ethnic cuisine cooking kits with all the necessary dry ingredients to create an entree, two side…

The Helen Oliveri Team of Keller Williams Realty Partners Gives Back In December

In gratitude for the continued show of support from the community, The Helen Oliveri Team of Keller Williams Realty Partners gave away free holiday pies at their Hawthorn Woods office in the Cherry Hill Plaza at 101 W. Gilmer Rd.

New Year’s Resolution for the Home

It’s time to purge 2015 and start 2016 right! Use these tips to get yourself organized in the New Year. IDENTIFY – Pick out which areas need the most attention (those closets, the basement or attic). Then locate the areas that will need some clearing out, but will take less time (the junk drawers in the office or the cabinets…

A “WIN” After Hours at 
American Legion Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce had another successful gathering at our most recent Business After Hours, hosted by WIN (Women in Networking) at The American Legion, Lake Zurich Post 964 hall.

Thank you!

This month we pass the one-year mark for SW Lake Lifestyle magazine. It’s the time of year to celebrate, and we are reveling in all that our publication has to be thankful for: Our community – Each month, you inspire us to tell the stories of our great cities. Our amazing friends, neighbors, businesses, community leaders, and innumerable organizations that…

The Benefits of Activity

The Dictionary defines activity as “the state of being active; action; liveliness; energy, a particular action or sphere of action; meaningful involvement in life interests.” The National Therapeutic Recreation Organization’s philosophy states that research has addressed the value of activity involvement in human development, social and family relationships, and in general, as an important aspect of the quality of life.…

Top Ten Resolutions Even I Can Keep

As we all contemplate the joys of January and the requisite making of resolutions (and the systematic breaking thereof...), I thought it poignant and pertinent to make some resolutions to which I know I can adhere. Really, who likes to start off a brand new year with the best of intentions only to see them slide down the slippery slope?…

An Unexpected Answer to Prayer

“Come get me. Now.” The text read. “Ruh-Roh,” Scooby Doo said in my head. Dive practice doesn’t end for another half hour. “Why is my son bailing early?” I wondered. Ten minutes later he climbed into my car, squinting. “I smacked so hard my contact flew out,” he said quietly. The whole left side of his face was red, his…

Digital Detox

Quiz: This is a good way to start the dialog—it’s not an official diagnosis. If you felt these questions were positive it might be 
worth talking to a professional. 1. Do you feel that your time spent on the computer or on your phone is out of control? Have a tough time controlling your time. 2. Do you get annoyed…

Feel Like Getting Away This Winter?

The Dominican Republic wins the title of top adventure and ecotourism destination in the Caribbean hands down. The second biggest island in the region, national parks and scientific reserves cover 25% of the landscape. Majestic mountains, vibrant cities and living history compete with miles of beaches for visitors' attention. With so many diverse ecological areas, the Dominican Republic abounds with…