Erica Burke

Erica Burke

71st Annual Harvard Milk Days

04 April 2012
Published in Places

Spend some time discovering Harvard this spring during the town’s much-anticipated Milk Days celebration.

Sustainability in McHenry County

04 April 2012
Published in Home & Garden

Healthy, affordable and good for the environment, locally sourced food is a key component of a sustainable lifestyle and McHenry County is a leader in the movement.

Wedding Guide: A Special Venue for the Big Day

08 February 2012
Published in Places

A couples’ dream wedding begins with the perfect venue and McHenry County is brimming with gorgeous settings to celebrate this most special day.

BCU: Putting People First

07 February 2012
Published in People

From its members to employees to the community, BCU is all about making decisions that are in everyone’s best interest. CEO and President Mike Valentine discusses the credit union’s focus on member services and upbeat outlook for 2012.

Conserving McHenry County Wildlife

07 February 2012
Published in Lifestyle

For a quarter of a century, McHenry County Pheasants Forever has developed and protected local wildlife habitats so they remain healthy and thrive for years to come. The organization invites the community and next generation of sportsmen to get involved.

O’Reilly’s: Window into Her World

07 February 2012
Published in Places

Suzie O’Reilly has been creating works of stained glass art for 35 years. Her sun-catching windows can be seen in her Crystal Lake store and in spaces around the county.All ages are encouraged to take a class with her and create some beauty of their own.

Buying Local Matters

07 February 2012
Published in Home & Garden

Purchasing built-to-last, ‘Made in USA’ goods from businesses in our backyard comes back to us manyfold from its positive boost to our economy to its small environmental impact. It’s a win-win!

A Centennial Celebration for Girl Scouts

07 February 2012
Published in People

Girl Scouts founder Juliette Low brought girls of all backgrounds together to learn self-reliance and resourcefulness. This year, McHenry County – and the world – celebrates the 100th anniversary of this trailblazer, her organization and its predecessors – from new members to the adult volunteers who help keep Girl Scouts moving ‘at the speed of girl.’

Out and About for the Holidays

05 December 2011
Published in Places

Leave the cooking and entertainment to McHenry County’s restaurants, bars and resorts this holiday season!

Material Girl: A Common Thread

05 December 2011
Published in Places

Susie Fox had a vision for a fabric store in downtown Crystal Lake that would serve its predecessor’s loyal clients while appealing to a growing generation of do-it-yourselfers. For more than a year now, her store Material Girl has turned a dream into reality.