30 Years of Fall Fun

30 Years of Fall Fun

Thirty years ago, eight neighbors decided to share some of their talents with the community. Today, more than 10,000 visitors will wander the properties of 27 neighbors who open their homes and share their talents with an ever-expanding community during the 30th...
Bike Night Emphasizes Safety, Family, Fun

Bike Night Emphasizes Safety, Family, Fun

A PTO-organized event at Mary Endres Elementary School taught bicycle safety while having fun. “We like to bring kids and family together at the school and promote healthy activities,” Mary Endres principal Keri Pala said of Family Bike Night, an annual school event...
Woodstock Man Takes Himalayan Trek

Woodstock Man Takes Himalayan Trek

Eli Warriner visited Nepal at the urging of  a family friend, traveled to India, too Young adults often experience a sense of independence while living on a college campus halfway across the country or jumping into the workforce. But for 21-year-old Eli Warriner,...
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...

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