“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 Innovative Design...

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 joked. “The weather...
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,...
Farmers Market Wins High Rankings

Farmers Market Wins High Rankings

On any given Saturday or Tuesday – from spring through the fall – the Woodstock Square is bustling with locals and visitors alike. So it’s no surprise the Woodstock Farmers Market bagged high billings in the American Farmland Trust’s summer-long Farmers Market...
Woodstock Man sets Half-Marathon World Records

Woodstock Man sets Half-Marathon World Records

What’s more exciting than setting a Guinness world record? Setting three. Woodstock’s Salacnib “Sonny” Molina did just that this past weekend with a whirlwind half-marathon — well, marathon — culminating in Chicago. Molina, a nurse on the orthopedic surgical team at...
Woodstock Man Hosts Model A Enthusiasts

Woodstock Man Hosts Model A Enthusiasts

Model A enthusiasts from across Illinois recently converged at Ken Ehrenhofer’s Woodstock residence to buy and sell historic Model A Ford parts, look at vintage cars and share stories of cross-country road trips and vintage car restoration projects. As director of...
Church's Third Annual Car Show Draws Crowd

Church's Third Annual Car Show Draws Crowd

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1320 Dean St., held its third annual Car Show and Hot Dog Festival the morning of Sept. 17. Passersby on the way to the Woodstock Farmers Market and other visitors stopped in to look at the many antique cars on display in the church parking...

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