Kiwanis Little Library at CL Main Beach

Former Crystal Lake Library Board President and still a Trustee Carol Heisler came up with the idea. Kiwanis should sponsor a Little Free Library in Crystal Lake. The first one was located at the Nature Center on the North side … Continue reading

Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 3

As an intermission between Republican politicians, the Allegiance Color Guard from Dundee came marching by. Horses pulling a stage coach also added interest. A necessary component of any parade with horses is a place to put any horse apples. The … Continue reading

Kiwanis Little Free Library Dedicated at Park District Nature Center

Tuesday afternoon the Crystal Lake Kiwanis, Park District and Public Library dedicated a Little Free Library at the Nature Center on the eastern side of Veterans Acres. It sits at the top of the hill off North Williams Street. The … Continue reading

McHenry County’s Diaper Bank Holding First Benefit Auction Saturday

I had read about the Diaper Bank, probably in the Northwest Herald. But I didn’t make personal contact until the 2012 Marengo Business Expo. It was started by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in McHenry and is poised to start operating … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Kiwanis Begins St. Baldrick’s Pediatric Cancer Fund Raiser Publicity

Stepping to the front to have her tresses cut on Wednesday was former Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club President Jo Anne Ollerenshaw. The cutting of her long hair was done to promote the upcoming St. Baldrick’s Pediatric Cancer Research Fund Raiser, … Continue reading

Still Time to Sign Up for Crystal Lake Kiwanis Santa Run/Reindeer Walk Sunday Morning at 9

Crystal Lake Kiwanis is sponsoring in conjunction with local charities which help kids. As of last Wednesday’s Kiwanis luncheon, 482 people had signed up to run in Santa costumes on what will be a really good running Sunday. This is … Continue reading

New Colonial Cafe to Serve Wine and Beer

Crystal Lake Kiwanis had its second to last meeting at the current location of Colonial Cafe. That’s where I met my wife at the now-defunct Crystal Lake Kiwanis Breakfast Club. The noon club has been meeting in the same room. … Continue reading

Cancer Survivor Josh Brent Keeps Promise to Bring Tears to South High School Student Eyes

When you take a speech course, the teacher gives this advice: Tell them what you are going to tell them. Tell them. Tell them what you told them. In Crystal Lake South High School’s Freshman Josh Brent’s speech, he followed … Continue reading

Gulf Coast Vacation in a Box Wins Merriment Award at Crystal Lake Kiwanis Christmas Party

Former Supervisor of Assessments Donna Mayberry, a new member of Crystal Lake Kiwanis, came up with the funniest Christmas present for the under $15 exchange at the Crystal Lake County Club party last night. The imaginative lady came up with … Continue reading

Anglicans Planting Church in Crystal Lake

Never can tell what one will encounter at the Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club. Wednesday at Colonial Cafe, the speaker was the Rev. Heather Ann Martinez. Encouraged by a Crystal Lake couple who had been attending the West Chicago Anglican Church … Continue reading