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A Season of Light, A Season of Gifts

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s the season of gifts enters in all its bright, tinsel-tangled glory, and landscape painter’s palettes (and my camera’s lens)  disproportionately fill  with the color white (with a few extra dollops of bright red and hunter green for accent), it can be a jolt to find yourself on the needing-to-be-receiving side of the holidays… even when it’s just the small and common things of life and community you’re needing. Just hours shy of this issue’s deadline, my car’s lights (and engine) went dark as pitch at a particularly late hour. (Note to self: that “We’ll leave the light on for ya” slogan does NOT work with cars.)  Fortunately a friend’s generosity got me home quickly and safely. The next morning, with the flick of a finger I invoked the modern wonder of an Uberquick ride to the site of my self-inflicted crime, where a person I’d barely met generously helped jump-start my battery (not to mention my car’s) and get me quickly on my way.  That same week I presented a live photo/video show at a favorite local spot (Main Street Outfitter - purveyors of fine beverage, live music, and of course, bicycle repair), highlighting my best captures from their awesomely-costumed “Day of the Dead” bike ride around town.  (Note the photo on page 13; can you spot SWL publisher Michael Beightol? “Where’s Waldo?”) The appreciative crowd cheered, laughed, told stories, and lingered even as I began to play randomly through the “deep tracks” I’ve filmed of the many other special events in our SW Lake community. The darkened room seemed to glow less from the screen's light, and more from the warmth of the witnesses; yet another unexpected gift received.  Speaking of gifts and celebrating the “local”, I hope you enjoy our Holiday Gift Guide, and find plenty of great reasons to shop small. New contributor Debbie Johnson shares how the newly-designed 2018 GMC Terrain is a gift that keeps on giving. Not everyone is born  gifted at Math, but Oscar Im and team at the newly-opened Mathnasium in Wauconda can help your child develop a love for learning it. Shane’s Foundation lifts the precious light of a lost loved one to educate and establish safeguards to protect our children.  Mark Hornok notes what’s required when it’s time to gift ourselves with a chunk of what we’ve squirreled away for retirement. As winter’s chill sets in: gather some light, share your gifts, and celebrate the season. 

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Restoration Fitness "Pushups for Charity"

Lake Zurich gym raises over $10,000 for Jeffrey Pride Foundation

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Realty Report

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

11 Mathnasium Opens New Educational Facility

These Mathnasium wizards help kids learn to love Math

17 Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for the holidays starts here with some of the best locally available gifts.

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Lake Zurich’s Restoration Fitness Raises Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research

Resoration Fitness in Lake Zurich at its recent Client Appreciation Party held a "Pushups for Charity" event that raised more than $10,000 for the Jeffrey Pride Foundation, a Barrington charity that raises money for pediatric cancer research. Owner Sean Lee and his team helped pumped up the energy at the event. 

Ann and Jim Pride (right), founders of the Jeffrey Sue Randall won a year of training from Sean Pride Foundation, with Sean Lee and board Restoration Fitness team and Clients celebrate Lee, owner of Restoration Fitness. members Phil and Jan Fijal. raising over $10,000 for cancer research.

Doing "Pushups for Charity" - how many can YOU do? Clients Jamie (L) and Kim (R) with trainer Linda.

Sean and Jan goofing around.

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Mathnasium Opens New Educational Facility

Good Times

Mathnasium opened its new educational facility in Wauconda last month celebrated by the ribbon-cutting fanfare of the Wauconda Chamber of Commerce and a supportive crowd of its members. Mathnasium is currently enrolling students for its first classes; for more information visit http://www.mathnasium.com/wauconda or call 224.993.0526.

Wauconda Chamber members celebrate the opening of Mathnasium.

Owner Oscar Im (C), with wife Lorna (L) and daughter Carolyne.

Mathnasium's walls feature many clever drawings demonstrating the different ways that Math is a key part of life.

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Around Town

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MSO's Day of the Dead Ride

NOT DEAD ON ARRIVAL: BIKERS RIDE ON Dozens  of cycling enthusiasts gathered at Main Street Outfitter (MSO) in Wauconda for their Annual Day of the Dead Ride, biking to

Here’s what you get: 1. 13 fun, quick workouts that burn the maximum number of calories, removing ugly fat from your body faster than anything else you can do. 2. Weekly nutritional guidance and meal planning that will prevent the “dreaded” holiday weight gain. 3. And the magic of coaching and accountability from proven experts with an unmatched track record of success here in Lake Zurich. Cost: $297 (Value: $489)

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Bang's-Lake-area hangouts and stopping for a sip at several of the area's finest bars and brewpubs in full Day-of-the-Dead costumes. (Can you spot SWL Publisher Michael Beightol in the group photo?)

LONG GROVE VINTAGE HOLIDAYS An annual tradition returns to its vintage, small town setting at the Long Grove Vintage Holidays Season. Presented by the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association, four consecutive weeks of timeless holiday happenings in Long Grove will give visitors authentic, shop small experiences. Festivities each weekend (Saturdays & Sundays through December 17th) include the famous Christmas Tree Parade, complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, strolling costumed carolers, Victorian buildings trimmed in lights, a picturesque covered bridge and cobblestone walkways lined in luminaries, and appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Eighty-plus fresh pine trees are being distributed to local Long Grove businesses, who

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hand-decorate them to the tune of their store’s distinctive theme for public display throughout the season. “Our goal each year is to bring back holiday spirit by giving shoppers a nostalgic alternative to the usual Big Box mayhem from Thanksgiving to Christmas,” said Ryan Messner, President of the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association.  “Historic Long Grove is what the holidays are all about... the small shops, the old-world charm, the family memories.  It’s a real winter wonderland that’s close to home.”      Thirty-minute carriage rides continue every Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm through December 17th.  For more information, visit longgrove.org. December 2017 | SW Lake Lifestyle

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Financial Buzz ARTICLE MARK HORNOK

Your Retirement

Savings: What You Should Know About

Required Withdrawls

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ou may spend decades contributing to your IRA and 401(k). But, eventually, you’ll need to use this money. Before that day arrives,

you’ll want to be familiar with the rules governing withdrawals – and you’ll want to know just how much you should take out. To begin with, withdrawals from traditional employer-sponsored retirement plans like these fall under the Internal Revenue Service’s “required minimum distributions” (RMD) guidelines. (You aren’t required to take these distributions from a Roth IRA.) Here are some of the key RMD points to keep in mind:

So, now that you know the basic rules of RMDs, you’ll need to consider their impact on your retirement income. As mentioned above,

• YOU NEED TO TAKE DISTRIBUTIONS BY AGE 70-1/2. You gen-

you can certainly take out more than the RMD, but should you?

erally should begin taking RMDs in the year in which you turn

If you need the extra money, then you’ll have to take it. However,

70-1/2. If you don’t take your first RMD during that year, you must

when determining how much you should take beyond your RMDs,

take it no later than April 1 of the following year. If you do put it off

you’ll need to weigh some other factors.

until April 1, you must take two distributions in one year. If you don’t take your RMDs on time, you may have to pay the IRS a 50 percent penalty tax on the taxable portion of your uncollected distribution — so make sure you know your dates.

For one thing, if you can delay taking Social Security, you’ll get bigger checks, so you might be able to lower the amounts you take from your 401(k) and IRA. Another factor to consider is the size and composition of your investment portfolio held outside your retirement accounts. If you

• YOU CAN TAKE MORE THAN THE MINIMUM. You can withdraw

have a sizable amount of investments, with some of them providing

more than the RMD, but, as the word “required” suggests, you

regular income, you may be able to afford to take out only your RMDs,

can’t withdraw less.                

or perhaps just slightly more. On the other hand, if your 401(k) and

                                                                                            

IRA make up the vast majority of your investment holdings, you might

• YOU MAY BE ABLE TO DELAY RMDS IN AN EMPLOYER’S RETIRE-

need to rely on them much more heavily.

MENT PLAN IF YOU’RE STILL WORKING. If your employer’s retirement

In any case, though, you will need to establish an appropriate with-

plan permits it, you may not have to take RMDs if you are still working

drawal rate for all your investments to ensure you won’t outlive your

and you are 70-1/2 or older. However, this exception won’t apply if you

money. A financial professional can help you calculate this rate.

own 5 percent or more of your company. To determine your RMD, you’ll need to use either the Uniform

Make sure to do whatever it takes to maximize your benefits from your IRA and 401(k). They’re valuable assets – so use them wisely.

Lifetime Table, which is based on your life expectancy, or the Joint Life Table, if you have a spouse who is the sole beneficiary

Mark Hornok is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, with offices at 100

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GIFT GUIDE ARTICLE MICHAEL BEIGHTOL

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he team at SW Lake Lifestyle has curated a list of gifting ideas that are sure to delight anybody this holiday season.

Importantly, every gift featured here is from a local small business. When making your gift selections this year please remember to Shop Local and Shop Small.

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GIFT GUIDE (CON TI N UED)

1. THREADS, S. Main Street, Wauconda, threadsforall.com,

847.526.2058: This She + Sky Faux Fur Layered Jacket will be your "go-to" coat for the Holiday season! Available in black or cream colors for $50. Shell is made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester; Lining is 100% polyester.  Warm and stylish when the weather gets cold!  Accessorize with these La Vie Parisienne Earrings made from antique

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vintage french molds with Swarovski crystal elements (available in a variety of colors). In silver and 18K gold overlay, $52.

2. LAKE ZURICH TRAVEL, 461 S Rand Rd, lztravel.com, 847.438.5551:

Share the Gift of Travel this year! Give your loved ones an experience they will cherish forever.  The thrill of “stuff” fades quickly, but the joy that travel provides will inspire memories to last a lifetime! Lake Zurich Travel Gift Certificates available from $100 to $10,000+.

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3. TIMOTHY GRANT, 155 N. Rand Rd, Lake Zurich,

timothygrants.com, 847.726.1556: Elegant diamond filagree bands by designer Venetti in rose, white or yellow gold are the perfect gift. These can be worn as a fashion ring or bridal band, and alone or stacked to create a wider look.  $1,200 each. 4. RESTORATION FITNESS,  728 S. Rand Rd., Lake

Zurich, restorationfitness.com , 847.847.1837: Give the gift of health with the Six-Week Habit Builder Program;  lose weight and inches,  increase energy and feel better,  integrate healthy eating strategies, and enjoy personalized workouts. Program cost: $397.

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3 5. EPIC FLOAT, 305 N. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich, epicfloatinc.com,

847.847.7466: Epic Float packages provide the ultimate in floatation therapy,  perfect for anybody needing stress reduction. Removes toxins, and relieves pain & muscle cramps. Ideally suited for helping ease anxiety. From $55 (1 session) to $140 (3 sessions).

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GIFT GUIDE (CON TI N UED)

6. 18/8, 120 S. Hough St., Barrington,  eighteeneight.com/

barrington_il, 224.633.2188: Give the gift of quality grooming.  18|8 offers handcrafted haircuts and a wide range of luxury skin & hair treatments including undeniably classic straight shaves that’ll leave a man feeling like he runs the town. Gift cards available in any amount.

7. VERIZON WIRELESS ZONE, 106-C

N. Northwest Hwy,

Barrington, 847-852-7050: The hot tech gadget for 2017 is wireless charging, a technology now going mainstream. Skip  plugging  in your phone by simply laying it on a wireless charging pad. Samsung Fast Wireless Charging Pad, $49.99.

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8. EPILOGUE BOUTIQUE,

130 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove, epilogueart.com, 847.383.5912:  Lampe Berger Holiday Gift Sets are perfect for giving, and getting!  A Lampe Berger

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from Paris destroys odors, and purifies and perfumes the air in your home in under 20 minutes. Give the gift of healthier indoor air. $84 (as shown).

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9. AVALON SALON & SPA, 20530 N Rand

Rd # 346, Deer Park, avalondeerpark.com, 847.726.8855: Receive a $20 Aveda Gift good for Aveda makeup, skin and body products after you purchase $100 in Avalon Gift Cards. Offer ends 12/24/17.

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10. LUXE WEARHOUSE,

20771 N Rand Rd B4A, Kildeer, luxewearhouse.com, 847.438.4880: Voluspa Home Ambience Diffuser, the perfect hostess gift with a scent everyone will love ($20); and Cofi Leather Crossbody/Clutch -  this  gold crossbody convertible clutch will make a statement no matter how you wear it ($120).

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Hops & Vine

BEER from here ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY JAMES O'BRIEN

BEER NAME:

BREWERY:

STYLE:

Chiberian Warmer Flesk Brewing Co., in Barrington Ice House

Cranberry winter warmer (fruited old ale)

FLAVOR:

Malt forward with notes of nutty and caramel with a slight tartness and cranberry flavor. AROMA:

Notes of maltiness, dark fruit, and toffee along with a nice cranberry aroma HOW BEST PAIRED:

Great with your holiday foods (holiday ham, turkey, stuffing) and sharing with family and friends.

PRICE TAG:

ABV:

8.0

16 oz - $7.00 / 5 oz - $2.50

APPEARANCE: LIGHT

DARK

HOP RATING:

FINAL COMMENTS:

Flesk Brewing brews a large variety of beers with a tap list that is constantly rotating. Since we opened in Summer of 2017, we have brewed 25 different styles of beer. In our taproom we also offer wine and cider. We wanted to brew

OVERALL:

Perfect for those chilly evenings to warm you up with the sweet tart notes of cranberry.

something for everyone, from fruited sours to stouts, IPAs and lagers. With a dog-friendly space and an ever-changing tap list, we've created a warm and inviting place for friends and family to enjoy a delicious beer.

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Realty Report

SW Lake Realty Report

NEIGHBORHOOD

SOLD PRICE

LIST PRICE

Tall Oaks of Kildeer

$1,265,000

$1,295,000

Oak Ridge

$985,000

Tall Oaks of Kildeer

%SOLD/LIST

LMT

BDRMS BATHS

98%

168

5

7.1

$985,000

100%

41

4

5.1

$903,000

$939,000

96%

18

4

4.1

Royal Melbourne

$825,000

$830,000

99%

71

Deer Lake Meadows

$790,000

$829,000

95%

40

5

3.1

Herons Landing

$732,500

$750,000

98%

130

5

4.2

Christopher Pines

$665,000

$599,900

111%

14

5

5.2

Fields of Long Grove

$610,000

$625,000

98%

45

Glens of Stone Creek

$580,000

$599,995

97%

68

4

3.1

Tall Trees

$576,250

$589,900

98%

6

4

2.1

4+2 bsmt

4+1bsmt

6.0

4.1

MLS statistics from 10/01/17 to 10/31/17. All information herein has not been verified and is not guaranteed.

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Driver’s Notebook

2018 GMC Terrain

A Gift That Keeps On Giving ARTICLE DEBBIE JOHNSON | PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN NEILSON

D

ecember is the month of giving, and General Motors is generous and timely with their rollout of the redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain. I was enthralled when I took it for spin; it’s a vehicle all too easy to fall in love with.

GMC’s new baby is a gift for buyers desiring a lustrous look, suppler ride and class-leading fuel economy and technology.

Along with knockout styling and exceptional powertrain choices, the premium interior makes this smaller crossover a joy to drive.

Design choices inside and out are muscular and distinctive.

Convenient cargo space with easy access.

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The new design is beautiful, muscular

comfortable, and customers have shared

can provide a report of how far the vehicle

and distinctive. I especially liked the attrac-

that there’s plenty of room for passengers

went and whether the anti-lock brakes or sta-

tive LED signature lighting, which comple-

in the second row with ample head and

bility control were activated.

ments the sleek lines, pentagonal grille and

leg room. Cargo space is generous for

My favorite (optional) safety features

a pair of blacked-out pillars that give the

loading up the kids, sports gear, luggage,

include a surround-view camera system,

illusion of a floating roof.

Christmas gifts, and more.

low-speed automatic braking, lane-depar-

GMC trimmed five inches from the

After traveling on I-90 in heavy traffic and

Terrain’s length and stripped 350+ pounds

cruising through local towns Lake Zurich

of mass from the former design, improving

and Long Grove, I liked how the Terrain

The GMC Terrain is the gift that keeps

driving dynamics and efficiency while adding

throughout felt solid and grounded, rather

on giving for drivers and passengers alike.

enhanced safety features.

than bouncy. The ride was firm without feel-

Stop in at Marquardt of Barrington to per-

ing too sporty, and I enjoyed how the cabin

sonally experience how it’s a great present

was quiet and peaceful.

either to give or to receive.

Terrain’s five-passenger interior upgrades were pleasantly surprising. The appearance is much more cohesive; everything is logi-

Added features new to the Terrain: GMC’s

cally placed, and the Intellilink infotainment

Rear-Seat Reminder and Teen Driver systems.

system on its 7-inch screen is fast and intu-

Rear-Seat Reminder alerted me to check the

itive. Its instrumentation is comprehensive,

back seat when leaving the car, ensuring there

and easy to read and use.

were no kids or valuables left behind. Teen

I drove solo, but noted there is plenty of

Driver lets parents of young drivers set up a

room for passengers. The front seats are

special key with speed and volume limits, that

ture warning with lane-keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Debbie Johnson is a Concierge at Marquardt of Barrington Buick GMC, 1421 S. Barrington Road, Barrington; phone 224.633.1627. To learn more, visit marquardtbuick.com.

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Lifestyle Calendar

December

DECEMBER 8 MOVIE IN THE BARN HAWTHORN WOODS VILLAGE BARN Come gather for a cozy night with friends and family at the Hawthorn Woods Village Barn - start off the holiday season with Mickey and friends! Join us at 6:30pm for crafts and settle in for the feature presentation at 7:00pm. Everyone will receive one free bag of popcorn at this event. This movie is rate G for viewing audiences.

DECEMBER 10 SING-ALONG MESSIAH WITH VOICES IN HARMONY RAUE CENTER, CRYSTAL LAKE Handel’s “Messiah” performed by Voices in Harmony. Handel’s great masterwork is presented with a 25-piece orchestra and the beautiful calligraphy of Timothy Botts. Community and choir join their voices in harmony performing Handel’s great masterwork. McHenry College Chorus will supplement the on-stage choir for this beautiful community-based performance, one of our area’s most meaningful holiday traditions. Tickets: $18, Student/Seniors $15.

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DECEMBER 12 WACC WOMEN IN BUSINESS COUNCIL HOLIDAY REUNION HIGH TEA HIGH TEA WITH GERRI The Wauconda Area Chamber's Women In Business Council will celebrate an elegant  Holiday Reunion High Tea with a Four Course Traditional Tea

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Menu featuring a lavish spread presented by "High Tea With Gerri". Cost: $40. Register at waucondachamber.org.

DECEMBER 13 - 15 SENIOR HOLIDAY GATHERING HAWTHORN WOODS VILLAGE BARN Join us for a holiday edition of our monthly senior luncheon, featuring a special guest visitor from the North Pole! Our Senior Group meets monthly on a Wednesday from Noon to 1:00pm. Enjoy good friends, good food and memorable moments. Attendance is complimentary; please bring a dish to pass. New friends are always welcome. Questions? Call Amy at (847) 847-3533. 


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business directory AUTOMOTIVE

John's Complete Auto Service (847) 526-7250 johnsonmain.com Marquardt of Barrington Buick GMC (224) 633-1630 marquardtbuick.com  

CHILD CAMPS, CARE & TUTORING Mathnasium (Wauconda) (224) 993-0526 mathnasium.com/wauconda

CHIROPRACTIC

Deignan Family Chiropractic (847) 277-2990 mybarringtonchiropractor.com

COMMUNITY EVENTS & ORGANIZATIONS Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (847) 381-2525 barringtonchamber.com Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce (847) 438-5572 lzacc.com   Long Grove BCP (847) 634-0888 longgrove.org  

EDUCATION

Primrose School-Long Grove (847) 951-6420 primroselonggrove.com

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

SWL Windy City Bulls Contest (847) 277-7353

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FASHION & ACCESSORIES LUXE Wearhouse (847) 438-4880 luxewearhouse.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES & PLANNING

Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Mark Hornok (847) 382-3476 edwardjones.com

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Buffalo Creek Brewing (312) 933-1419 buffalocreekbrewing.com Flesk Brewing (224) 655-7291 fleskbrewing.com  

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Epic Float (847) 847-7466 epicfloatinc.com Illinois Vein Specialists (847) 277-9100 illinoisveinspecialists.com/   Restoration Fitness (847) 847-1837 restorationfitness.com  

HOME BUILDERS & REMODELERS Boone Creek Cabinetry and Design (815) 385-8414 boonecreekcabinet.com

HOME SERVICES American Garage Floor Systems (847) 744-8518 agschicago.com/

Reflections in Glass (847) 744-8176 rigshowerdoors.com

INSURANCE

Pipkin Insurance Agency LLC (847) 201-4905 agents.allstate.com/ patricia-pipkin-volo-il.html

JEWELRY

Timothy Grant Jewelry (847) 726-1556 timothygrants.com

MISC MEDICAL Cara Mia MedSpa Lake Zurich (847) 380-8002 caramiamedspa.com

OTHER

Epilogue Boutique (847) 383-5912 epilogueart.com

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

Stephen Neilson Media (847) 487-7464 stephenneilsonmedia.com

REAL ESTATE

Renee Clark @properties (847) 612-0027 reneeclarkhomes.com

RESTAURANTS, FOOD & BEVERAGE Broken Earth Winery (847) 383-5052 brokenearthwinerylg.com Zin GastroPub (847) 946-4167 zingastropub.com  

SALONS & SPAS 18/8 Fine Men's Salon (Barrington) (224) 633-2188 eighteeneight.com/ barrington-il/ Avalon Salon-Spa (847) 726-8855 avalondeerpark.com  

SENIOR LIVING & SERVICES

HarborChase of Long Grove (847) 651-3951 harborchase.com/ development-opportunities

SPECIALTY SHOPS Verizon Wireless Zone of Barrington (847) 852-7050 wirelesszone.com/ barringtonil

TRAVEL & LEISURE Lake Zurich Travel & Cruise (847) 438-5551 lztravel.com


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Parting Thoughts

Born From Tragedy, Shane's Foundation Is

ARTICLE LISA SIEFERT

SAVING CHILDREN'S LIVES LOCAL CHARITY IS PREVENTING CHILDHOOD DEATHS FROM FURNITURE TIP-OVERS

I

n 2011 my life was irrevocably changed when my family lost our 2-year-old son, Shane, to a furniture tip-over accident. I decided that the only way to bring any meaning to our heartbreak was to try

and prevent others from having to experience what we went through. In 2012, I launched Shane's Foundation: a nonprofit child safety organization which focuses on education and prevention of furniture tip-overs at a grass-roots level. When Shane’s Foundation started, we believed it important to not just work on advocating passage of legislation for child safety, as other nonprofits around us have been doing. More urgently, we work to also educate and distribute anti-tip furniture straps to families with young children, who are the kids most likely to climb on furniture and cabinets that are likely to tip over (often, those with heavy big screen TVs).

I’m passionate that a child’s safety shouldn’t depend on how much money their family has or the resources they have access to. We founded Shane's Foundation to help as many families as possible to increase our children's safety. Shane’s Foundation has led me to work with other organizations such as Safe Kids, ICPHSO, MIPA and the USCPSC. Together, we've brought to the public’s attention the importance of anchoring furniture, appliances and TVs. I want Shane’s Foundation to expand the communities and hospital networks we currently work with, to grow nationally until anti-tip measures are a universally accepted baby-proofing strategy. Every child we save by making sure the furniture around them is secured makes my hard work and dedication worthwhile.

About the Author: Lisa and her husband, Tim, are the owners of Timothy Grant Jewelers with locations in Lake Zurich and Schaumburg. Shane's Foundation has helped drive significant changes by furniture manufacturers to improve safety for our children. Learn more by visiting shanesfoundation.org.

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Merry Christmas From The

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To Yours All New 2018

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