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.
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!
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.’
Leave the cooking and entertainment to McHenry County’s restaurants, bars and resorts this holiday season!
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.
With harsh winter weather and the busy holidays, it is a good time to brush up on tips for ensuring a healthy and happy season for your furry friends.
The holidays are all about giving. There are so many charitable organizations in McHenry County worthy of your time and donations around the holidays and every day.
A Crystal Lake woman’s life-changing physical challenge literally set her in motion. Today, Lauren Kaminsky is hitting the pavement – and the Internet – to raise awareness for ulcerative colitis.
It’s not too late to pick up a thoughtful, unique gift for the folks on your “nice” list – and all from our wonderful local retailers!
Get a jump-start on your holiday giving with these unique gift ideas from local vendors – or, put them on your list! (Image gallery below)