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New Princess Training Joins the Popular Knight Training Beginning June 24 Through September 30 for Young Royal Guests of Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Knight Training begins at the Castle Sunday, June 24 and Princess Training begins Saturday, June 30 Weekends this summer, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament invites … Read more ›

A lifeguard watches over swimmers at 63rd Street Beach in Chicago on Tuesday. State guidelines say where lifeguards are required, there must be a minimum of one per 100 bathers or 2,000 square feet of water surface area. ( Armando L. Sanchez, Chicago Tribune / June 17, 2012 )

Lifeguard on duty: Swim at your own risk

Lifeguards at Pioneer Park pool in Arlington Heights always have to be on alert — for swimmers in trouble, but also for the lifeguard certification … Read more ›

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Celebrate the special occasions in life with an equally special portrait

Births, birthdays, graduations, weddings and more: these are some of the signposts of life that deserve to be celebrated and preserved with photography. They tell … Read more ›

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Spring Grove portrait photographer says senior students want more creativity

Things change. Teenagers don’t listen to the same music their parents did, nor would anyone expect them to. Students considering their senior portraits, generally those … Read more ›

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World class portrait photographer takes her expertise out to the barn for limited edition opportunities

Where many of the portraits created by world-class portrait photographer Audrey Wancket give the impression of fine oil paintings, when she takes her camera outside, … Read more ›

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Girl Scout Night at Chicago Sky Invites Alumnae to Honor 100th Anniversary and Pay Tribute to Title IX

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA and the 40th anniversary of Title IX. To honor these milestones, Girl Scouts … Read more ›

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Bobblehead Dad: Be a Better Dad Today

Not a day goes by that I don't get to hang out with a dad who inspires me. Yesterday, I was able to spend some … Read more ›

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Your child's years are fleeting – portrait photography can capture them before they're gone

If you're expecting, there’s a lot to think about before your child arrives – the color to paint the bedroom, baby clothes to buy and … Read more ›

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The Plate Spinner Chronicles – The Winds of Change

Four years ago, I posted my first column on TribLocal, inviting you to follow my adventures as a working parent. With each submission, I’ve shared … Read more ›

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Bobblehead Dad: We Can Save 1.7 Million Children

I recently took my teenage son to the pediatrician for an annual check-up. Driving to the doctor’s office, my son asked, “Do I have to … Read more ›