Teen Qualifies for Wakeboarding Championship

Teen Qualifies for Wakeboarding Championship

Woodstock teenager Isaac Herrera – an experienced snowboarder who enjoys the long Midwest winters – saw an alternative for the offseason when a wakeboarding facility opened in Crystal Lake last year. Just one year later, Herrera has qualified for the cable...
WHS student returns from year in Japan

WHS student returns from year in Japan

Woodstock’s Jade Bellairs always has taken an interest in Asian cultures, so when given the opportunity, she jumped at the chance to spend a year in Japan for her junior year. A foreign exchange student through the Rotary Youth Exchange, Bellairs was not able to...
Simon comedy “Rumors” hits Opera House stage

Simon comedy “Rumors” hits Opera House stage

With one more weekend left for TownSquare Players’ production of Neil Simon’s farcical hit “Rumors”, director Roger Zawacki said his cast, staff and set add to the comedic nature of the play making this Woodstock Opera House production a roaring success. “The show is...
Little Angels Pledge Run Raises Funds for Charity

Little Angels Pledge Run Raises Funds for Charity

One of the largest and longest-running single-day motorcycle events in the Midwest came to Woodstock May 21. More than 500 motorcyclists took part in the Little Angels Pledge Run at Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 2235 S. Eastwood Dr. The event, now in its 30th year,...
“Cinderella” to Bring Magic to Opera House Stage

“Cinderella” to Bring Magic to Opera House Stage

A local dance theater’s production of a fairytale ballet is designed to appeal to audiences of all ages. Judith Svalander Dance Theatre’s “Cinderella” will come to the Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., for a two-day engagement Saturday and Sunday, June 10...
Kids Explore Water’s Importance at Groundwater Festival

Kids Explore Water’s Importance at Groundwater Festival

Students from several area middle schools learned firsthand the importance of water quality, quantity and conservation in McHenry County during the Youth Groundwater Festival May 11. The McHenry County School Environmental Education Program hosted the event at the...
Marian Central Seeks Mentors for New Biz Class

Marian Central Seeks Mentors for New Biz Class

Marian Central Catholic High School will bring the workplace to the classroom with the help of community leaders, business professionals and entrepreneurs in a new space created  specifically for an authentic and innovative learning experience.  The...

Spring Weather Another Foe for High School Sports

Spring sports season has begun, but Mother Nature has yet to put her stamp of approval on it.  Again. “If spring sports had started in February this year, it would have been great,” Marian Central Catholic High School Athletic Director Curtis Price...
Hundreds Attend Salute to Veterans

Hundreds Attend Salute to Veterans

Hundreds of people gathered in Woodstock for a patriotic celebration in honor of military veterans Nov. 5. The second annual event, dubbed Patriot Day by Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 2235 S. Eastwood Drive, which hosted the celebration and remembrance, was a precursor...

Celebrate Fall at 29th Annual Autumn Drive

This weekend rural Woodstock opens its doors to a festival of autumnal flare during the 29th annual Autumn Drive. This family-friendly fest is nestled among the changing leaves along rustic country roads in central McHenry County and offers food, drink, produce, art,...

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