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Crystal Lake Housewalk organizers say four homes would make ideal getaways

Living at the four homes featured in an upcoming Service League of Crystal Lake Housewalk is like being on a permanent vacation, event organizers say.


Area artists open studios for self-guided tours

A wide range of artwork including pottery, painting, art glass, jewely, photography and mixed media will be displayed during the2014 Studio Art Tour.


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-school activities to technological distractions.


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 lesson plans for her make-believe school, writing stories and storing stuff.


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.



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