Sunset Festival to feature art show to raise awareness of PTSD, raise money for veterans memorial wall

LAKE IN THE HILLS – As an Army veteran, Don Ryan understands the hardships of returning to civilian life after serving his country.

Kerth: One biblical plague down, one more to go

Yesterday, just at sunset, I made the foolhardy decision to go out to my wife’s garden to transplant a few flowers for her.

Planit 10: Things to do July 31 to Aug. 7

Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions.

Kids get back-to-school help from professional organizers

Success in school often depends on how well a student manages to organize everything from demanding schoolwork to a dizzying array of after- ...

Bedroom desks still common but rarely used for homework

Alyssa Kimble, a soon-to-be fourth-grader in White Plains, New York, says she uses the desk in her bedroom for "everything" — creating lesso ...

School notebooks get personal

When it's time to start stocking the school backpack, it's easy to just grab a stack of plain, boring notebooks.

Sunday Supper: Kung Pao Pork

Let's just get something out of the way right at the top. This is not an authentic kung pao recipe. If you are looking for an authentic kung ...

Atwater: Bad experiences led the way to finding the answer

It started early for “Missy.” Her mom was a heavy drinker and not much use in the parenting department, and her dad couldn’t take it and div ...

Fair memories

When the McHenry County Fair Talent Contest first began 50 years ago, the Kuensters were the family to beat.

McHenry County Fair schedule

WHEN: Gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. daily through Aug. 3. Vendors open at 10 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. daily. Skinners' Amusemen ...

Three refreshing ways to enjoy watermelon

Watermelon is one of those foods you really don't need to overthink.


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