Curves of Lake County I recently had the opportunity to learn first-hand about the Curves experience and find out what makes this widely-successful health franchise so popular. Curves is a 30-minute fitness center exclusively […]
Grace: seemingly effortless charm or divine favor. The name certainly applies to Grace Farm, 2719 Franklinville Road in Woodstock. I packed up my two small kids for an hour-long drive in search of affordable organic raspberries, but we took home so much more! […]
Break out your stain stick! Strawberry season may be over, but area farms and orchards are still offering opportunities to pick-your-own deliciousness. Summer raspberries, blueberries, currants and cherries are now (or soon will be) available […]
When you have a toddler who can put away over a pound of strawberries in one sitting (yeah, that’s a fun diaper change) you can appreciate the idea of picking your own fresh strawberries by the bucket. Not only is it economical, but it’s a great way to teach your kids that food doesn’t actually originate from the grocery store. […]
I’ve always believed Lake County’s greatest asset is our wealth of beautiful forest preserves. Folks in Lake County cherish the outdoors and it shows in more than 28,800 acres of protected natural space. Autumn is the perfect time of year to share these sylvan treasures with our children. This Halloween, why not take a break from the usual candy-coated madness and go take a hike?