'A Stand-Out' on the Ice

09 February 2010
Published in People

For 11-year-old Skyla Swain, it’s all about spinning, jumping and gliding her way across the ice, and someday, to the Olympics.

 

The Art of Frames

06 April 2010
Published in Places
The Framery has been hand-crafting custom artisan frames in Crystal Lake for 40 years using fine woods and store-created moldings.

Immanuel Lutheran: Built on a Foundation of Faith

01 June 2009
Published in Places
With nearly 140 years of service in Crystal Lake, a new Immanuel Lutheran School and Church campus will be unveiled this fall to serve the needs of its growing congregation and community.

Crystal Lake: Embracing History and Moving Forward

01 June 2008
Published in Places
With a wide-array of things to do, from outdoor recreation to downtown shopping and dining, Crystal Lake has the largest population of McHenry County and some of the most active residents.

Still Duke's – Only Better

06 April 2010
Published in Food & Spirits
Nearly two years after becoming manager and head chef of Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen; Zak Dolezal has created a dining hot spot while preserving the nightclub appeal of the original.

Outdoor Dining Guide

01 June 2009
Published in Food & Spirits
Whether you’re looking to enjoy a gourmet meal al fresco or are craving some pub grub on the water, McHenry County Living is your No. 1 source for the best places to eat outdoors this summer.

Pablos: A Slice of Mexico in the Heart of Crystal Lake

01 February 2008
Published in Food & Spirits
Authentic Mexican recipes and personal touches set this independent eatery apart from the big chains.

Le Petit Marché: A Taste of Europe on Williams Street

01 June 2008
Published in Food & Spirits
With cheese from a farm in Ireland, authentic British fish and chips and French pastries, this shop gives locals a taste of Europe without leaving home.

A Flagship in Crystal Lake

06 April 2010
Published in Places
Stocked with flags and “pleasant surprises,” for 20 years, The Flag Store has been an attraction in downtown Crystal Lake and a place where the conversations are as colorful as the flags.

Lucy's Cafe: Where Unique Voices Flourish

09 February 2010
Published in Places
Lucy’s Café is an intimate performance space within the Raue Center for the Arts where the community has a say in its programming and artists are free to take risks.
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