Monday, April 8, 2013
The play will run April 24-27.
The Lake Zurich High School Fine Arts Department is proud to present this year's hit musical comedy, "The Drowsy Chaperone" April 24-27 at 7:30 p.m. The play is the winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Purchase tickets online at www.lz95.net/pac.
Friday, April 5, 2013
New Medicare database shows how hospitals across serving the Chicago area — and the rest of the nation — compare for care. Wait times at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital are double the state average.
If you go to the emergency room at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, how long will it take before you see a health-care professional? The federal government says 66 minutes on average. That's worse than both the state and national average, according to a new database causing some hospital officials nationwide to cringe. The state average wait time is 33 minutes. Key measures of ER efficiency have been posted from hospitals taking part across the country, according to a report by Cheryl Clark, now senior quality editor for HealthLeaders Media. “With precious little fanfare, Uncle Sam...rolled out a big, fat database with seven measures comparing a service that many people — healthcare providers and patients alike — consider the most critical…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Lake Zurich High School Choir Director Nick Juknelis shares highlights of trip to the Vatican.
Spring break for 110 Lake Zurich High School choir students was spent singing for the recently appointed Pope Francis in the Vatican as well as at other sites in Italy and Ireland. Parents and friends kept up with the adventure via the Lake Zurich High School Choir Facebook page and through Choir Director Nick Juknelis’ blog. Juknelis shared his top four highlights of the trip with Lake Zurich Patch this week.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Ballroom dance students will compete for individual and studio titles in April.
Sharon Elkin of Hawthorn Woodsis among a group of Buffalo Grove-trained dancers will put their skills to the test this month at a national dance competition. Nine students at Fred Astaire Dance Studio will travel to Las Vegas in mid-April to compete in the Cross Country Dance Championship. They will be judged in American Rhythm (cha cha, rumba, swing, mambo and bolero) and American Smooth (waltz, tango, foxtrot, Viennese waltz) competitions. The dancers are not professionals; some took ballet when they were young, but “most of them haven’t had very much dance experience” before enrolling in the Buffalo Grove studio, manager Elle Sprague said. “A lot of them have been taking lessons for two to six years,” Sprague said. The students take …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America Comes to the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum Saturday in downtown Grayslake.
Friday, March 22
The Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum will welcome Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln at 2 p.m. Saturday. This appearance will mark the official opening of the traveling exhibition, Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America. The exhibition opens at noon with Mayor Rhett Taylor giving a welcome at 1:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $3. The exhibit runs through June 16. The museum will offer extended hours: From March 23-June 16, visit Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Group tours are also welcome.
Barrington High School gymnasium starts to fill for pop star Rihanna's visit.
Update: March 22, 3:27 p.m. Teens continue to wait for Rihanna, but she is on her way, says BHS Principal Steve McWilliams. He said she called to aplogize for being late and to thank everyone for their patience. March 22, 1p..m. Teens showed up hours before the doors opened at Barrington High School for today's visit by Rihanna. Station Middle School seventh-grader Maria Saucedo said she was especially exicted because at one point, it was thought there would only be enough tickets for high school students. "I was screaming when we were told we could get in," Maria said. She and some friends waited outside for hours before the doors opened at noon. "I've loved her forever, since I was 6 years old," said seventh-grader Alicia Osman. "It…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Nearby towns plan big events for St. Patrick's Day.
Looking to celebrate the Irish? Barrington’s Celtic fest runs Friday through Sunday in downtown Barrington by McGonigal’s Pub. Downtown Wauconda starts with a Shamrock the Block tonight and festivities continue through Sunday. Palatine’s Paint the Town Green starts with a parade on Saturday. The Lake Zurich Expo is on Saturday and has a St. Pat's Day theme. Please be careful. Don’t drink and drive. Lake Zurich police will be out in force for the weekend.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Lake Zurich High School Fashion Club will host a fashion show to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation as part of Charity Bash.
Tonight's fashion show for charity will showcase how creative teens can turn used clothing into stylish designs. Katie Turner, a senior at Lake Zurich High School and co-founder of the Fashion Club, also works at Saver's part time. Saver's donated some of its donated clothing and five students with sewing machines turned them into new outfits. The fashion show is tonight, March 14, at 7 p.m., at the Lake Zurich High School Performing Arts Center. The donation at the door is $5 and all proceeds go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. The fashion show is part of LZHS's annual Charity Bash. "It's been a lot of fun to rework the clothing and make a fashion show," said Katie, who is hoping to pursue the fashion business as a career…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Third annual festival has grown to be one of the biggest in the suburbs.
Monday, March 11
The Village of Barrington continues to cultivate and support its wonderful community, and for the third straight year it will play host to the largest St. Patrick’s Day event in the suburban Chicagoland area. From Friday March 15 through Sunday March 17 the 3rd annual Barrington Celtic Fest will take place on the 200 block Park Avenue, just East of South Cook Street, and at McGonigal’s Pub along with its new addition, The Annex. The three day festival officially begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15, and features a huge heated tent erected over a good portion of Park Avenue, so patrons can enjoy the celebration outdoors without worries about the fickle March weather. The agenda for the weekend includes an impressive lineup of live …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Cuba Road’s Safe House Farm markets its sustainable fiber.
Barrington-Lake Zurich area residents can get locally-produced food at the farmer’s market. Now residents can also find local, sustainably-produced alpaca yarn at Gene Ann’s, courtesy of Safe House Farm, on Cuba Road in Barrington. Karen Tomaszek said it was an honor to have her yarn at Gene Ann’s because the store has high standards. Karen operates Safe House Farm along with her husband, Jim Tomaszek, and friend Linda McGill. This is the first time the entire crop of alpaca clippings was sent to be processed on its own, without being mixed with alpaca fiber from other farms. Karen said the mills that turn shearings into yarn were impressed with the quality of the fiber. “Our goal is to make the best fiber possible,” said Jim. An active…