January 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Happy New Year I like cold weather. There’s nothing like a crisp January morning with the hint of snow in the air and a slippery run to the top of the driveway to get the morning paper. A worn pair of jeans, a favorite button-down shirt and a warm sweater suits me. A pair of sturdy Doc Martens gets me…

Wauconda High School’s 
Les Misérables an ambitious delight

Wauconda High School’s recent staging of their fall musical, “Les Misérables”, was an inspiring stunner. From its ambitious stagecraft to the rock-solid orchestra, outstanding costumes, smooth scene transitions, and impassioned acting and singing by the student cast, director Scott Metzger and team's production was a delightful evening of local theater.

January 2017 Around Town

Significant improvements at Reed-Turner Nature Center were recently completed through outstanding efforts by local Boy and Girl Scouts and their support teams:

2017 Trends in 
SW Lake

To kick off the new year, SW Lake gathered our first annual Trendspotter Team to give us a taste of what's up and coming locally – and speaking of which way the wind's blowing, we lead with the latest in engaging local family entertainment: the Windy City Bulls.

Classic BBQ with a Twist Rocks Lake Zurich

Is the art of well-prepared BBQ close to your heart (and your taste buds)? Do you love the eighties and old-school classic rock? If so, check out Rock ’N Ribs in Lake Zurich. This pristine little gem is tucked away next to Lake Zurich Travel & Cruise at 463 Rand Road (southwest corner of Route 12 and Route 22).
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Don’t just “Veg out” – Get your Fruit on too

Eating a healthy diet is just as important as getting routine check-ups with your doctor. Organic fresh fruits and vegetables are powerhouses full of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and health benefits. Eating a variety of colors is not only appealing to the eye; the rainbow reflects a range of nutritional compositions. You may be surprised at the benefits of even the…

Something Different for Travel in 2017

A New Year means it’s time to start planning your next dream trip. Here are some recommendations for Life-Changing Journeys Around the World:

Ribbon Cutting Highlights First Anniversary

The seventh Chicago-area store for AccuVISION, a chain of eye health and eye wear retailer founded by Dr. James Doherty, hosted a ribbon cutting in Wauconda with the chamber of commerce there. Store Manager Dana Agostinelli pulled out all the stops to showcase the retailer’s collection of fashion eye wear.

New Year, New Fitness Resolutions

‘Tis the season for vowing to lose a few extra holiday pounds, or perhaps pursuing that ripped six-pack you’ve always wanted – and that means getting to the gym more often, or dusting off that home treadmill and weight machine.