Around Town

Reaction time is critical in the event of a stroke. The sooner a victim can get medical attention, the sooner important intervention can take place, often saving the patient from loss of brain functions. F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs and symptoms of a stroke. When you spot the signs, call 9-1-1 immediately. The sooner a…

Explore Alaska

Whether breathing in crisp glacial air or marveling at rich green rainforest, your family is sure to be inspired by the raw beauty of Alaska’s wild. Your options include cruising to over 24 ports, and countless ways for every age to explore Alaska by land, sea or air. Last summer I experienced Alaska for my fifth time on a cruise…

February: The Month of the Heart

The heart is often referred to as the symbol of love. While love is vital to a fulfilling life, a healthy heart is crucial to it A healthy heart functions without us having to even think about it. It beats about 100,000 times per day and pumps 1.5 gallons of blood through the body per minute. The more in shape…

Fun Facts For February

In leap years, it is the only month that begins and ends on the same weekday. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon. Before 2002, Super Bowl Sunday was held the last Sunday in January, but since 2002 it is more commonly held the first Sunday of February. February starts on the…

Bon Appetit

Imagine an early evening in the 1970’s, somewhere in Provence, France. The late Julia Child is at her vacation home, taking inventory in her kitchen. Fresh, hand-picked ingredients, ever so abundant in the local markets, are heaped on her counters. Culinary confidence emanates from her heart and mind, straight to her fingertips. Alas, it’s close to dinner time. But Julia…

Adult Coloring Books?

While hunting down a birthday gift for a creative friend, an enthusiastic boutique clerk introduced me to coloring books for grown-ups. “People love these,” he told me. “We’ve sold out quite a few versions!” I thumbed through what was left and thought: no. I wondered. How did this happen? Adult coloring books? Did the late Georgia O’Keefe once have a…

Homegrown Flavor

Add some homegrown flavor to your winter meals. From microgreens to tomatoes, it is possible to grow produce indoors. Microgreens are a quick and easy way to add some flavor and crunch to your plate. Just plant seeds labeled for sprouting or microgreens in a shallow container filled with a sterile potting or seed starting mix. Within two weeks you…

LZACC’s Welcomes MOD Pizza to Kildeer

LZACC's newest member, MOD Pizza, kicked off the grand opening party by awarding 52 pizzas—one per week for the entire next year—to one lucky raffle winner! Additionally, the sure-to-be-successful team generously donated 100% of the event's pizza sales to the Caring Women's Connection.

Fall in LOVE

It’s the time of year that we all start thinking about love and pretty soon we’ll be in the busy spring market. If you do not love your home, maybe it’s time for a new one. Buying a home is a lot like dating. With time and effort you can turn a crush into a love if it’s meant to…

Real Wives of SW Lake

Who lives in the house: Erik, Dean (son, 15), Grace (daughter, 13), Oreo (Havanese dog). Best part of living in Lake County: Lake County has wonderful schools, shopping, and forest preserves. Also, it is not too far from Chicago, one of the best cities in the world! Education: I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, and Sociology from Cornell College,…

Broken Earth Winery Live on WGN

WGN's Marcus Leshock visited Historic Long Grove where Broken Earth Marketing Director Paula Glassel took him through 
a tasting of a few of the winery vintages live on the air.

Holiday Fun at LZACC’s Business After Hours

The Business Women Connected Group hosted the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce 'Business After Hours,' the very last of the year, at Hallmark Promotions, Inc. Chamber Members and Special Guest Mrs.Claus all agreed it was a great way to end 2015!

February is American Heart Month

Cardiovascular disease – including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure – is responsible for one out of every three deaths. It is the number one killer of American women and men, and it is a leading cause of serious illness and disability. 
Here are a few facts you may not know: