THIRD LAKE — Each holiday season for the past eight years, the excitement over restaurateur Kris Schoenberger’s red envelope campaign has grown as cash and prizes totaling more than $100,000 in value have been in the offing.But this year — with the introduction of some very special golden tickets — the buzz is rocketing like Willy Wonka’s gilded glass elevator.“I wanted to do something different,” said Schoenberger, owner of BBQ’d Productions in Third Lake, Lake Zurich and Kenosha, Wisconsin, as well as
Trees for Troops adds special meaningto Richardson Christmas Tree Farm season SPRING GROVE — Thanks to the generosity of loyal customers, the family behind Richardson Adventure Farm and Richardson Christmas Tree Farm has been able to donate hundreds of trees over the last 18 years to families of U.S. military troops. It is among the most rewarding aspects of festivities at the tree farm each holiday season, said George and Wendy Richardson, who operate the farm along with George’s brother, Robert, Robert’s
https://youtu.be/5jD52U69HKo?si=SZ80oE-Mz-APp1Uc Did you know that you can find Alpacas not too far from Chicago? Magic Meadows Alpacas is in the far northwest suburbs. And we've got owner Sally Kazanis and our new friend - Rainer here to chat!
If you goWhat: Benefit for John GacekWhen: 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18Where: McHenry Moose Lodge, 3535 N. Richmond Road, JohnsburgFeaturing: Live music, food and drink for purchase, raffles Well known for volunteering to help others,musician John Gacek now subject of benefit JOHNSBURG — Time Machine lead singer John Gacek is thoroughly familiar with being on the giving side of a benefit. The 52-year-old McHenry man — who’s also performed with regionally well-known acts Fade, Mistaken Child, Solid
All aboard the Time Warp Expressfor a holiday adventure at Volo MuseumVOLO — The public is invited to hop aboard the Time Warp Express for a Jolly Trolley Adventure to Save Santa this holiday season at the Volo Museum.The museum recently acquired a pair of Molly Trolleys — gorgeous, high-end trolleys on wheels with hand-crafted ash seats, beautiful oak interiors and gleaming brass trim. “The vehicles are fully enclosed and heated for passenger comfort,” said Jim Wojdyla, marketing director for the museum at
WoodStock Independent Link Pizza is back at 7431 Hancock Drive in Wonder Lake - and so much more. East End Pizza and Ice Cream now occupies the former Paulee's Pizza, and a variety of food experiences are being cooked up. Bill and Kim Doran, owners of Pixie Dawgs food truck and catering and Sweet Bella's Eats and Treats in Hebron, have brought the building in Wonder Lake, and Kim has big plans for the little space. While the Dorans purchased a pizza place, they are bringing their unique flair to East