Erica Burke

Erica Burke

BBBS: Making a 'Big' Difference

04 October 2011
Published in Places

For 26 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County has greatly benefited local at-risk youth with a proven mentoring program. The need continues and there are so many ways to get involved.

Autumn Drive: Country Roads, Fall Colors Fun for All

04 October 2011
Published in Places

The flavors and colors of autumn meet the treasures of local artisans during Autumn Drive — a different kind of fall festival.

An Artists’ Playground

15 August 2011
Published in Places

Local history and the arts meet the community’s rich past, exciting present and promising future at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake.

Music to Cary’s Ears

15 August 2011
Published in Places

S.T.A.G.E. One Music not only fulfills a need for music in Cary schools, but uses pop and rock music to excite children while teaching the fundamentals. With just a half-year under their belt, its founders have big plans for growth.  

Exclusive! Housewalk Preview: ‘Something Old, Something New’

15 August 2011
Published in Home & Garden

Enjoy an exclusive preview of the four unique local residences of the 37th Annual Housewalk – the biggest fundraiser hosted by the Service League of Crystal Lake.

McHenry County Living’s Outdoor Living Guide

02 June 2011
Published in Home & Garden

Create a backyard sanctuary perfect for entertaining family and friends this summer.

Three Oaks Recreation Area Makes a Splash

02 June 2011
Published in Lifestyle

Fun in the sun, sand and nature is close to home with the first summer season of Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake now in full swing.

Northern Illinois Quilt Fest: Summer of Quilts

02 June 2011
Published in Places

McHenry County will be a major gathering point this summer during the first Northern Illinois Quilt Fest – a unique celebration of quilts “from barns to bedcovers.”

Twisted Stem: A Twist of Fate

02 June 2011
Published in Places

John Regan was perfectly content working as a behind-the-scenes floral designer, but when an opportunity opened up to fill a void in the regional floral market – coupled with the support and encouragement of family and friends – he happily took the helm of his very own florist boutique in Crystal Lake.

Boone Creek Golf Academy: Academy of Excellence

02 June 2011
Published in People

Boone Creek Golf Academy is 100 percent focused on training young golfers to become lifelong players and golfers of all ages to improve their game. Fostering an atmosphere of fun is a major highlight of this Bull Valley training ground.