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How to Carve a Pumpkin

Think you know the latest tricks for carving a creepy pumpkin? The pros continue to push the barriers. A handful of people become professional pumpkin carvers each fall, specializing in fantastical designs. Among them are Alex Wer, self-styled “Pumpkin Geek,” who lives near Sacramento, Calif.; Scott Cummins, a Perryton,... Read More

Fall Fun & Pumpkin Patches

Fall is here and Halloween is on the way, so get out your carving tools and go find the perfect pumpkin. Here are some of our favorite pumpkin farms and fests for the season. Abbey Farms Aurora: (630) 966-7775, abbeyfarms.org 2855 Hart Road: Beyond a pumpkin patch, the farm’s Pumpkin... Read More

Friday Fun Five September 14, 2018

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events!         Fall Fest – Des Plaines Parks District... Read More

Friday Fun Five September 7, 2018

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events!         Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival Sept... Read More

Friday Fun Five August 30, 2018

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events!         List of Apple Orchards – Oaklee’s Family... Read More

Find Family Fun Apple Picking

Nothing says fall like fresh midwestern apples picked right off the tree and made into delicious apple pies. Here’s a list of apple orchards within an easy drive from Chicagoland.  All Seasons Orchard Woodstock: 815-338-5637   www.allseasonsorchard.com 14510 IL Route 176. All Seasons offers apple picking, pumpkin, pumpkin patch... Read More

Friday Fun Five August 24, 2018

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! For more great family events, see Oaklee’s Digital Edition, or search our calendar of events!         Family Night Golf – Glenview Prairie Club... Read More

Back-to-School Germs

It seems like the kids always get exposed to new germs the first month they’re back in school. Boogie Wipes surveyed parents with school-age children and found that 67% reported their kids were sick within the first month of returning to school in the fall. What can you do to... Read More