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Summertime AND THE LIVING IS EASY

KEEPING SUMMER'S GLOW ALIVE FUN GETAWAYS: RACINE COUNTY IT’S YOUR PET’S SUMMER, TOO


Lifestyle Letter

Summertime and the Living is Easy

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e are blessed in SW Lake County to have a plethora of summer time attractions (distractions?) to keep us busy after a long winter. While other parts of the country enjoy outside living many more months of the year, few folks elsewhere take to the outdoors like we do when the weather cooperates. That’s why this issue of SW Lake Lifestyle is all about Summer Fun! Traffic on Rand Road on summer Fridays can get a little congested with the scores of families heading north. Some no doubt are heading to beaches in Wisconsin, including downtown Racine. That’s the focus of our first Road Trip feature, a semi-regular look at places to check out that are just a short car ride away. If boating on Bangs Lake, the Fox River or Lake Zurich is your kind of fun, go zoomzoom! If sailing or enjoying a lazy paddle is more your speed, enjoy your time on spots like Honey Lake, Lake Louise or Tower Lakes. Want to wet a line? The pond at Lakewood Forest Preserve is ideal (and be sure you have a fishing license). Traveling this summer with a pet? Sue Shimkus of Lake Zurich Travel offers timely advice. Looking to board your pets while traveling? Brian Linning of Bark ‘N’ Town shares important tips on what matters most. If dipping a toe in a backyard pool sounds refreshing be sure to check out Renee Clark’s (@Properties) Open House feature on these pages. Outdoor recreating certainly offers plenty of rewards when heading out of town on vacation. Read the tips from a new contributing writer, Alyssa Poggioli of Lake Zurich, about maximizing your time away from the daily grind this summer. Also, we happily present the first contribution from Lake Barrington’s Marissa Plescia, our summer intern. She shares a story about how Tutor Time of Lake Zurich educates the earliest of learners. Finally, please allow me a small indulgence to thank the advertisers who make this magazine possible every month. Michael Drelicharz, owner of the Verizon Wireless Zone shared a wonderful story about a new customer who visited his Barrington store recently with a copy of SW Lake Lifestyle in hand. When considering shopping options please patronize our advertisers. Let them know you saw them in the pages of this magazine. They’ll appreciate it. See you around town, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

JULY 2017 PUBLISHER

Michael Beightol | Michael.Beightol@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Stephen Neilson | Stephen.Neilson@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Michael Beightol, Renee Clark, Paul Holley, Brian Linning, Stephen Neilson, Patricia Pipkin, Alyssa Poggioli, Marissa Plescia, Sue Shimkus CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Jake Cohen, Aubrey Linning, Stephen Neilson

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Departments

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Road Trip

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Travel Destination

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Animal Kingdom

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Open House

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Realty Report

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Financial Buzz

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

12 Racine County Delivers Fun Getaways

Our Road Trip feature debuts with a gigawatt of bright summer ideas from Racine

18 Teaching the Earliest Learners

Tutor Time helps nurture a love for learning

22 It's Your Pet’s Summer, Too

Tips For Choosing the Right Pet Care Provider

34 Keeping the Summer Glow Alive

Don't let the passion slip away

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Good Times

Wauconda Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Trifecta The Wauconda Chamber recently held a triple-header of Ribbon Cuttings celebrating three Main Street businesses. Â An enthusiastic

entourage of local Chamber members, customers, and employees from each business brought their energy and support to each celebration.

Legacy 1878 is an upscale boutique meat and cheese shop celebrating its recent opening under owners Carl Waggoner and Megan McCracken.

The newly-opened Green Goat restaurant under co-owners Aaron Bliss Wine, under the new ownership of Matt Froehlich and Hillary Nichols, Aagarwal, Joe Kafka, Jeff Middleton, and Brian Middleton focuses on fresh, has recently added a Sunday Brunch menu, weekly beer tastings, and house-made, and healthy foods. continues featuring live music Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

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JULY 7: UNCORK BARRINGTON Tickets are now on sale for Uncork Barrington, a charitable wine-tasting event to be held Friday, July 7 from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. at the Barrington Metra Station-Tent Pavilion. Attendees can enjoy an evening of wine, food, and live entertainment from The Claudettes,

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while supporting important community organizations. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 the day of the event and can be purchased online at www.uncorkbarrington.com. Admission includes access to over 50 wines, 20 one oz. tasting pours, a souvenir wine glass, a Passport Event Guide, and complimentary nibbles. Additional food and wine will also be available for purchase. 

JULY 14: CAR SHOW CRUISE NIGHT Cruise on over to Hawthorn Woods Community Park at 5:00 p.m. and enjoy a night of cool cars and family fun. Exotic and classic cars are welcome to park at Community Park for these FREE events, and

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show off to compete for best car. Spectators are welcome, just come out to see the cars. This event is paired with our Concert in the Park featuring a performance by Today’s Trade from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

JULY 28: ART IN THE PARK – A TASTE OF DRAWING WORKSHOP Location: Hawthorn Woods Community Park Get a taste of our drawing class in this 1-hour workshop starting at 6:00 p.m. Our elementary-age program is designed to teach basic to advanced drawing skills, art techniques and vocabulary. Drawing is the bedrock skill required for future artistic success. Students will express their creativity while they learn to draw. Registration is required; all materials are provided. This event is paired with our Concert in the Park featuring a performance by Evo from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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Road Trip

Racine County Delivers Fun Getaways ARTICLE PAUL HOLLEY

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hether it's a fun family weekend or a couples' weekday escape, beautiful Racine County, Wis., is easy to find and hard to leave.

Racine County is conveniently located off Interstate 94, less than an

hour from Chicago's northwestern suburbs. Take exit 333 (State Route 20) to reach Downtown Racine and the lakefront or the picturesque Fox River valley communities of Waterford, Rochester and Burlington.

DOWNTOWN AND LAKEFRONT Charming and walkable, Downtown Racine (racinedowntown.com) is fun to explore all summer. Unique shops, galleries, nightspots and memorable restaurants are all within a few blocks of Lake Michigan. Summer brings quirky, interesting public art pieces to Downtown. This year's theme, "Don't Miss the Boat," features colorful sailboats and speedboats. They’re on display through the Antique & Classic Boat Society's Annual International Meeting and Boat Show, Sept. 6 through 9. First Fridays (4 to 9 p.m., first Friday of March through December) is a rolling summer party with live music (and beer

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garden) at Monument Square. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride or simply stroll along Main and Sixth streets for art galleries, shopping and food/drink specials. (firstfridaysracine.com)   Just steps away is the 921-slip ReefPoint Marina and the full-service 121-room DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk hotel. Two distinctive B&Bs, Christmas House and the Lochnaiar Inn & Conference Center, are also nearby.

RACINE ART MUSEUM The Racine Art Museum (RAM), 441 Main St., is home to the nation's largest collection of contemporary crafts. Learn Racine Art Museum

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more at ramart.org.


RACINE HERITAGE MUSEUM NORTH BEACH

The Racine area's rich maritime and innovation history is always available at

North Beach, located just a few blocks from

the Racine Heritage Museum (RHM), 701 Main Street. Free admission — dona-

downtown, is a Wisconsin crown jewel, des-

tions are welcome. A guided Heritage Walking Tour ($8 per person, reservations

ignated as a Blue Wave Clean Beach by the

required) is offered Saturdays through Sept. 9. Visit racineheritagemuseum.org.

National Clean Beach Council.

RACINE ZOO Also located along the lake at 2131 N. Main St., the 28-acre zoo cares for more than 100 species of animals (including 50+ endangered species), and features two playgrounds, the ZooChoo Express train, picnic areas, a snack bar, and gift shop. Learn more at racinezoo.org.

WIND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Bring your camera!  No lakeshore structure is more closely tied to the Racine area than the Wind Point Lighthouse. Built in 1880 to warn ships away from the shallow waters off Wind Point, the lighthouse is 108 feet tall and can be seen 19 miles away. Tower tours are available the first Sundays of June through October. Reservations at windpointlighthouse.org.

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ICONIC ARCHITECTURE BY AN ICON Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright has a significant legacy in the Racine area that includes two buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The SC Johnson corporate campus, near Downtown Racine, is anchored by the Wright-designed SC Johnson Administration Building and Research Tower, and also includes the Administration Building’s Great Workroom, a large open space supported by a series of unique concrete columns shaped like lily pads. The 15-story Research Tower is constructed on the cantilever principle off a center core. The

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located in the nearby village of Wind Point, was designed for H.F Johnson. SC Johnson offers free tours of its headquarters campus buildings and Wingspread; make reservations at scjohnson.com/visit or call 262-260-2154.

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FAIRS AND FESTIVALS Waterford Hot Air Balloonfest (July 21-22) features colorful hot air balloons, kids' activities, food, a craft fair and more.

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Gives Back in July! Join our family-owned businesses in celebrating and supporting our community. Participating Merchants will partner with causes and select a weekend to have a portion of their proceeds benefit an organization. Keep in touch on our Website, Social Media and emails for more information. More fundraisers coming soon!

July 16th Cars & Cigars/Special Olympics Fundraiser 12-4pm: Sponsored by Neumann's Cigars & More & Kildeer Police Department

July 23rd Village Tavern's Free Veterans & Active Military 11-8pm: Pig Roast & Concert - Open to the Public!

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Traveling with

Pets

TIPS FOR A TROUBLE-FREE TRIP ARTICLE SUE SHIMKUS

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amily pets are often a big part of the family, and it's hard

If your pet is less than 15 pounds and you are on a domestic flight,

to leave those pals behind when you head out of town.

you may be able to fit a small, airline-approved kennel under the seat

With these simple tips, your pet won't have to miss out on

in front of you. On international flights, larger animals can be shipped

one fun moment of the family's big vacation!

(for a fee) in the forward cargo bins, which are climate-controlled.

GET A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH

TRAVELING "KENNEL" CLASS

Before you take your beloved pet anywhere, visit the vet for an

Be sure to not underestimate the importance of a quality travel pet

overall checkup, and if necessary, get vaccinations appropriate for the

kennel, regardless whether you're traveling by bus, car, plane or train. Let

area to which you are traveling.

your pet eat and sleep there to acclimate before you leave. Put in a favor-

Many airline and state officials mandate a clean bill of health in

ite toy, so they may get best accustomed to the kennel in time for travel.

the form of a health certificate dated within 10 days prior to travel before your pet can fly with you. And keep in mind: even if your pet is in tip-top shape, traveling abroad sometimes requires an automatic

ON THE ROAD WITH FIDO

Be careful if you're driving to your destination. Countless pets die each year from heat stroke after being left alone in hot cars for even

quarantine upon arrival. Always keep an ID collar with your name and phone number on

a brief time. Generally, if you leave your car, your pet should leave

your pet, and always travel with their favorite toys, proof of vaccina-

as well. Never let your animal jump around or hang out the window;

tion and proper licenses. Bring color photos of your pet as well, in

it's dangerous for you both. If your pet is unaccustomed to car trips, increase their time in the

case of an emergency.

car before leaving on vacation to help with acclimation. One piece of SEEING-EYE DOGS

sugar candy - not chocolate - before hitting the road may help quell

If you are a disabled person traveling with a seeing-eye dog,

motion sickness. Your pet should be fed four hours prior to air travel,

notify your destination hosts and airline ahead of time. PETS ON PLANES

and six hours before a car trip. YOUR PETS AND HOTELS

Because airlines limit the number of pets that can be on board at

Call ahead to make sure your hotel allows pets. Once there, clean

once, notify the airline when your reservation is made that you’re

up after your pet - don't abuse the privilege. Likewise, pack a supply

bringing your pet along. Also ask for the allowable dimensions of

of plastic bags to make this chore easier. Request a room at the end of

your pet carrier. Regulations state that dogs and cats must be at

the hall so other guests aren't bothered by the possible noise.

least eight weeks old and fully-weaned before flying. If your pet is pregnant or in heat, do not subject them to air travel.

So plan ahead, bring the right supplies and rely on these Tips on Traveling With Pets to ensure that you and your pet have a safe and enjoyable trip.

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Teaching the

Charlie, having a great time in the Kindergarten Prep class.

ARTICLE MARISSA PLESCIA PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN NEILSON

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hen Nancy Moya started as a business major in college, little did she know that she would eventually go on to

spend 30 years in the early childhood education field. She has invested her last two and a half years helping children learn

and grow as center director at Tutor Time in Lake Zurich. “The reason I like early childhood (education)... is I feel that it’s the most important years,” Moya said. “We’re helping them develop; we’re guiding their education.” Tutor Time in Lake Zurich (behind Beelow’s Steakhouse) is offering an innovative and diverse form of learning for kids in the area. The school functions as both a preschool and a before–and-after school program for kids with working parents. At Tutor Time, teachers work to not only educate their students, but create a love for learning, Moya said. They do this by creating a sense of family at their school, and incorporating different events that allow Bruno, having fun with bubbles in the Toddler class

the staff to better get to know their pupils.

Ellie and Jonathan, bringing the rhythm in the Toddler class.

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Director Nancy Moya shares a tour of the Tutor Time Village play area.

Each teacher employs a four-step technique when it comes to educating their students: observe, assess, create and implement. The staff is then able to see what works best with each student. Lynn Fenney, a District Manager of Tutor Time, finds the assessment step the most important because it allows the staff to better understand each individual student, enabling them to create and assign lessons that match each student’s own learning pace. “We really assess each individual child and what learning skills they’ve mastered before we create the lesson plans,” Fenney said.       Unique from most other Tutor Time schools, the Lake Zurich location offers a Montessori program as an alternative to the Tutor Time curriculum.

Cindy and Corinne, working on art projects in the Montessori classroom.

Thea taking a leap in the outdoor playground, assisted by Miss Becca.

Moya mentioned that this dual system was especially beneficial for one Tutor Time family who believed that the Montessori approach would fit one of their kids, but not the other. In many cases, the solution may have required sending their children to separate schools. “They didn’t have to leave us. The family had the option to stay here, versus leaving us to go find something else,” Moya said. As a way to stay innovative and current, the school effectively uses technology in their classrooms. A communication app enables teachers to take pictures of the children and their activities and send updates to the parents throughout the school day. They also utilize devices like iPads with the children, with a 20-minute limit per child each day. Fenney said that she is especially proud of Moya and her team at the Lake Zurich Tutor Time, mentioning that they have retained 97% of their Jackson working with a class iPad, as McKenna works on an art project.

families. “They work to really be conscientious of the demands and the needs of each family, and they run a great school here,” Fenney said. Tutor Time is located at 759 South Rand Road in Lake Zurich, open Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Contact them to schedule a tour at 844.510.8741, or visit their website at tutortime.com/your-local-school/lake-zurich-il-6512/. July 2017 | SW Lake Lifestyle

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Animal Kingdom

Angie is clearly enjoying her trim-up from groomer Alicia at Bark 'N' Town.

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IT’S THEIR SUMMER, TOO TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT PET CARE PROVIDER ARTICLE BRIAN LINNING

PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN NEILSON AND AUBREY LINNING

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hen heading out on a family vacation or squeezing in a visit to the day spa, you plan to enjoy the best experience possible. Why not expect the

same first class experience for the furry members of your family? When choosing the best home-away-from-home for your beloved pets, consider these key tips to ensure your peace of mind while away:

HAPPINESS

• Individualized care – Your pet has unique wants, needs and desires.

Will they be engaged in activities they love and challenged with new experiences to enjoy? • Enrichment – Stimulating a pet’s mind can be just as important for overall an

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• Clean and fresh – Thorough daily sanitizing, with additional tidy ups

throughout the day, are critical to maintain a clean facility. The pet area should smell fresh and clean.  • Monitoring health – Tracking daily eating habits, bathroom habits, and overall mood changes is critical to understanding and maintaining your pet’s overall health and well-being.  • Rest and relaxation – Accommodations should have ample space for your pet to stretch out as well as provide a quiet area for rest.  

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Animal Kingdom (CON TI N U ED)

Alicia finishing a pup pedicure for Angie, while Aubrey Linning provides an affectionate assist.

"Respecting Your Pet's Individuality": Bellatrix enjoying a serene moment with Pet Care Specialist Julia.

Young pup Benni, demonstrating perfect form on the doggie slide.

Hailie, seizing the day with Guest Services Specialist Megan.

Jake enjoying his time outdoors with Pet Care Specialist Amanda.

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Hailie carries a favorite toy on a run through a tunnel in the outdoor exercise area at Bark 'N' Town.


education & training • Education – Every person that interacts with your

At Bark ’N Town, our family has invested over 30 years

pet should be trained in proper pet handling procedures:

refining and expanding our pet care practices and facility.

both industry standard training, and facility-specific pol-

Our multi-level in house certification program ensures your

icies and procedures.

pet receives the best possible care. We treat pet parents like

• Training – Learning is a lifelong process. Pet care

family and carefully listen to understand our guests’ special

facilities should have recurring employee training to

needs to offer our guests a customized experience. We pro-

update their skills. Certifications by the pet industry as

vide a clean, spacious, comfortable home-away-from-home

well as facility-based certifications help assure your pet

environment, complete with aroma therapy and soothing

receives exceptional care by highly-trained people.

sounds to enhance after-play relaxation. Pets are our passion so we work diligently to provide a unique experience not

overall experience

found in other area pet providers. When heading out on that well-earned family time or personal break, remember to make sure that your faithful furry

• First contact – When you first call to ask about pet

family members are in good hands.

care services, you should feel welcome. They should take the time to get to know you as well as your pet.

About the Author: Brian Linning and his family have owned and

• Dropping off – When you arrive at the reception

operated Bark ‘N’ Town for over 30 years, providing overnight

desk, your experience should match that of your first call.

lodging, enriching day care services and professional grooming for

Customer service staff should review the details of your

pets. For more information, contact Bark ’N’ Town at 815.759.2275

pet’s stay, while making you feel warm and welcomed.

or visit their website at BarkNTown.com.

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Open House

Foyer

Gardens, leading to the Pool

SUMMER STARTS HERE ARTICLE RENEE CLARK

Kitchen

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his gorgeous brick home, located on a lush, spectacular lot, is the perfect place for hot and lazy summer days,

thanks to a stunning pool. Just imaging floating under a brilliant blue SouthWest Lake County sky, without a care in the world. When it’s time to get active there’s a handy Sport Court to make hoop dreams come true. The home at 20689 N. Plumwood Court in Kildeer, offered by Renee Clark and Cheryl Graff of @Properties, has more than 7,000 square feet of living space on three finished levels, featuring large room sizes and beautiful

Overhead view

finishes. A peaceful master suite has a cathedral ceiling, spa bath, separate vanities and large master closets. There also are five more bedrooms and five total baths. The chef 's kitchen has very smart white cabinets (some with glass fronts), crown molding, subway tile backsplash, Sub Zero refrigerator, granite counters with seating, plus a large eating area. Open the slider doors to a terrific patio to let the outside in. The kitchen flows into a two-story family room with beautiful stone fireplace and builtins. A convenient mud/laundry room is steps away with its own door to the back yard.

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Living Room

A grand staircase to the spacious second floor first reveals beautiful leaded glass doors to a private study. There are also three large bedrooms with two spacious baths. On the first floor a guest suite features its own full bath. The basement includes rec room, bar, another bedroom, full bath, an exercise area, plus stairs to garage. Priced at $819,000 this home is in the very desirable District 96, including Stevenson High School. About the Author: For more 14 years, Renee Clark, a Realtor Broker with @Properties, has distinguished herself as a consistent top producer in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. Contact her at 847-612-0027 and learn more at www.reneeclarkhomes.com.

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Realty Report

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NEIGHBORHOOD

SOLD PRICE

LIST PRICE

%SOLD/LIST

LMT

BDRMS BATHS

Ravenna

$875,000

$875,000

100%

20

5+1 bsmt

5.1

Indian Woods

$787,000

$809,900

97%

51

4

4.1

Foxborough Estates

$783,500

$794,950

99%

17

6

4.1

Hawthorn Trails

$770,000

$799,000

96%

42

5

4.1

Savannah

$739,000

$739,000

100%

23

4

4.1

Fox Point

$710,000

$725,000

98%

9

5

3.1

Cobblestone

$702,500

$714,900

98%

71

4

4.1

Hawthorn Woods

$699,000

$729,000

96%

45

4

4.1

Legacy of Barrington

$695,000

$695,000

100%

1

4

3.1

Ravenna

$637,500

$659,000

97%

40

5

4

MLS statistics from 05/01/17 to 05/31/17. All information herein has not been verified and is not guaranteed.

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SUE, PAUL, RENEE, TOM, LEE, AND CATHY SUE, PAUL, RENEE, TOM, LEE, AND CATHY Tammy Wasserman VP of Residential Lending Tammy Wasserman 847.337.5652 cellLending VP of Residential 500 Lake Cook Rd., Suite 420 847.337.5652 cell Deerfield, IL 60015 500 Lake Cook Rd., Suite 420 Deerfield, IL 60015

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Rent Smart: Keeping Your Stuff Safe D

an auto accident). A good example of this would be inviting a friend over who trips on your rug and breaks their ankle. The liability portion of the Renters Policy would cover you in this scenario. 3. Loss of Use Coverage. Although all coverages are equally important this one sometimes goes overlooked and can be one of the most helpful in a loss. Loss of Use coverage will pay for emergency food and clothing, hotel stay and additional living expense for up to one year in most cases. Imagine if you lived in an apartment building that caught on fire and the entire building was evacuated. In a moment you are completely displaced. Loss of Use

o you rent the home or apartment in which you live? If so, have you ever won-

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One thing to remember: Your landlord is not respon-

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WHAT IS RENTERS INSURANCE AND WHO NEEDS IT? Renters Insurance is a

policy that protects a person or family that rents their home from common losses

Renters Insurance Policy in place. And landlords: it’s good policy to require your tenants to carry Renters Insurance.

like a fire. It is similar to a Home Owners policy for people that own their homes. WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A RENTERS POLICY? Really, anyone who rents: a

family renting a single-family home, a single adult renting an apartment, a roommate

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JULY 7 UNCORK BARRINGTON Sample international wines, enjoy live entertainment and support local charities. Annual event is co-hosted by Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, Barrington Area Council on Aging, and Barrington Village Association at Barrington Metra Station-Tent Pavilion. Admission: $40 in advance/$50 at door; Includes access to 50+ wines, souvenir wine glass, Passport Guide, complimentary nibbles. Designated driver: $25.00. Must be at least 21. uncorkbarrington.com

JULY 17 BACC 31ST ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC AT WYNSTONE The 31st annual Golf Classic hosted by The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce will take place at picturesque Wynstone Golf Club, 1 S. Wynstone Dr., North Barrington. Golf Package includes: Greens fee and cart, lunch, 19th Hole Celebration with open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, awards and hospitality gift bag. Individuals: $250; Foursome $900. For details visit barringtonchamber.com or call 847.381.2525.

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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  

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 Business & Community Partners (847) 634-0888 longgrove.org  

EDUCATION

Primrose School-Long Grove (847) 951-6420 primroselonggrove.com Tutor Time Child Care Learning Centers (844) 546-3053 tutortime.com  

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FASHION & ACCESSORIES

FINANCIAL SERVICES & PLANNING

House Shampoo (815) 585-4745 houseshampoo.com Reflections in Glass (847) 744-8176 rigshowerdoors.com  

HEALTH & WELLNESS

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

Threads Boutique (847) 526-2058 threadsforall.com

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HOME BUILDERS & REMODELERS

Boone Creek Cabinetry and Design (815) 385-8414 boonecreekcabinet.com MGT Stone, Inc. (Marble and Granite Tech) (847) 713-8023 mgtstone.com  

HOME DESIGN & FURNISHINGS

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INSURANCE

JEWELRY

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

PET CARE

Bark 'N' Town (815) 759-2275 barkntown.com Skycrest Animal Clinic (847) 634-3538 skycrestvet.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  

SPECIALTY SHOPS Epilogue Boutique (847) 383-5912 epilogueart.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

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REAL ESTATE

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

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Parting Thoughts

Keeping the Glow of

SUMMER ALIVE LOVING THE GILT, LOSING THE GUILT ARTICLE ALYSSA POGGIOLI | PHOTOGRAPHY JAKE COHEN

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ummer fun: the double-edged sword of feel-goods and disappointment. The memories created with the nice weather, vacations and time with family and friends give

us a euphoric high that slowly turns into feeling stressed, overwhelmed and somewhat depressed with the horrendous thought of getting back into the routine. We’ve all been there. And what’s even more interesting is that we choose to live with this attitude. Getting back into the swing of things or going back to work after a vacation can be challenging; however, there are simple tips that can make the transition easier. For example: as painful as it may seem, I invite you to dedicate 1-2 hours looking at your calendar and email, making sure groceries are set, and laundry is ready to rumble because it will help you adjust more easily. Once you’ve done that, plot out your families’ calendar of events for the next month: carpooling, sporting events, concerts, play dates, etc. By giving yourself a glance at the time ahead, you can plan time accordingly and prioritize what needs to happen while being ready to roll with whatever comes your way. Married or single, there is nothing worse than coming back from a stellar vacation and getting the blues because there is nothing to look forward to, so let’s change that. A struggle many of us have in today’s society is not celebrating enough. I invite you to recall what it was about being on vacation that allowed you to be at peace and recharge. Then, schedule in 1-2 hours of something “fun” or “nourishing” at least once a week to bring you back to that state, whether it is alone, as a family, or a date night. Relaxing and recharging does not need to cost money or involve using frequent flyer miles. It is something that can be carved out and implemented. In fact, the more we simplify the concept of recharging, the more often it is likely to happen. You may be thinking, “I don’t have enough time for that nonsense”. I disagree; you have the ability to make time, and you are worthy of the time. As humans, pleasure helps motivate us; to ensure a life where we function and perform at our highest power – experiencing pleasure is a necessity. Start today by implementing those things in your life that support experiencing that summer euphoric high on a consistent basis.

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