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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 ›

The auditorium at Brainerd would be used for community theater, banquets and more when restoration is complete. Classroom could be used for artist studios and gathering places.
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Spring Cleaning at Brainerd

Many hands make light work, therefore, the Save Brainerd group is holding a Spring Cleaning day Saturday, May 12th from 9am to noon at the … Read more ›

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Candy and flowers last for a season but, for Mother's Day, nothing says "I love you, mom," longer than a family portrait

Well, there are always chocolates and flowers, right? Mom seems to appreciate them. Of course, she'd say she loves them anyhow. It's the thought that … Read more ›

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Willow House Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

Willow House volunteers gather around a large Thank You card signed by children & families. They spent the morning at the center recently to enjoy … Read more ›

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Great Strides Walk to end Cystic Fibrosis

You may have read about my niece, Melissa Kick, last year who was waiting for a double lung transplant due to her lungs being devasted … Read more ›

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Cub Scout Pack 311 Popcorn Fundraiser

Please join Cub Scout Pack 311 of McHenry for a popcorn sale fundraiser on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 10am-2pm. Popcorn sales will take place … Read more ›

This young student is a black belt at AKF Spring Grove Flying Dragons. To achieve this level of success, at such a young age, an early start on martial arts is not uncommon.
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Children are almost never too young for martial arts

At what age are children too young to start martial arts? Master Bonnie Thiel, of AKF Spring Grove Flying Dragons, said that she’s started some … Read more ›

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MainStreet Libertyville Honored with Award

At the recent Illinois MainStreet state conference, MainStreet Libertyville was awarded the Lt. Governor’s Award for Excellence in Downtown Revitalization in the category of fundraising … Read more ›