All posts by Nancy Stevens

Spring Clean like a Green Machine

Want to make your own green cleaners to keep your house fresh the non-toxic way? Here are the basic supplies you’ll need: Distilled white vinegar (sold in the cooking section of most supermarkets) Baking soda Olive oil Borax (sold in a box in the laundry aisle) Liquid castile soap... Read More

Valentine Events 2017

February 4, 6-8 p.m. Daddy Daughter Hoedown Grand Oaks Rec Center, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake www.crystallakeparks.org Yeeehaw! Girls, grab your boots and favorite cowboy, and mosey on over to the Daddy Daughter Hoedown! February 10, 4-5:30 p.m. Cool Science: Let’s Do Some Valentine Science 2244 West 95th... Read More

Have a great Birthday Party!

Sponsored by: Elk Grove Park District   Here’s a look at some facilities and services to help you make the most of your special events. Many facilities and services book well in advance, so start booking your winter and spring parties now.   Adventure Realm Downers Grove: 331-777-4342, www.advrealm.com 2011... Read More

Holiday Light Displays 2016

            Since the sun tends to hide in December, here are some places you can find wonderful holiday light displays to brighten up your holidays. Lincoln Park ZooLights in Chicago on Nov. 25-27, Dec. 2-4, and nightly from Dec. 9 until Jan. 1 (except Dec. 24 &... Read More

6 Tips for a Healthier Holiday

                With so many festive parties that include desserts, candies, and fat-laden foods, denying your child sweet treats is easier said than done. It’s better to teach your child moderation and how to make healthy choices. Dr. Dyan Hes, Medical Director of... Read More

Holiday Bazaars and Craft Fairs 2016

Start now to make your gift giving easy this season. These holiday bazaars and craft fairs offer one-stop shopping where you can find a perfect and unique gift for all the special people on your list. Happy Gifting! Nov. 3-6 & 10-13 The Grove Arts & Craft Faire 2016 Glenview: www.glenviewparks.org/facilities-parks/the-grove/grove-arts-craft-faire/... Read More

Holidays in Chicago 2016

The city sparkles with lights and cheer during the holiday season. Make it your family tradition to take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer during this time of year. There are train and trolley rides, music and performances, Santa runs and specialty shopping. Here’s the list of... Read More

6 Best Places to Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree

Why cut your own tree? It’s a good way to experience the countryside and support a local family farm. The trees are recyclable and sustainable, rather than made from oil-based petroleum products. The smell of fresh pine instantly creates a holiday atmosphere in your home. Just be sure to... Read More