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PETS & THE PEOPLE THEY KEEP THE PET WHISPERERS IN LONG GROVE SWIMMER RAISES FUNDS FOR ALS RESEARCH


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

AUGUST 2018 PUBLISHER

Michael Beightol | michael.beightol@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Stephen Neilson | stephen.neilson@lifestylepubs.com

Enjoy the Dog Days WITH THE DELIVERY OF THIS ISSUE OF SW LAKE LIFESTYLE WE’RE OFFICIALLY IN THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER. Around here that means hot, swampy weather that slows everybody a step or two and drives the family pet to the shade of a backyard

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Michael Beightol, Mark Hornok, Doug McConnell, Dr. Kristin Wojcik, Monica Zylinski CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Michael Beightol, Susan McConnell, Stephen Neilson, Monica Zylinski

tree (or air conditioned house). Summer’s heat coincides with the year’s daybreak rising of the star Sirius. Ancient folks thought that the combined heat of Sirius and the Sun caused midsummer’s swelter. Not counting the Sun, Sirius is the brightest star in the sky. Under the right conditions, it can even be seen with the naked eye during the day. Sirius is one star in a group of stars that form the constellation Canis Major. It’s no surprise, then, that the nickname of this big, bold star is “Dog Star.” The name of the friendly looking pooch on our cover is Mitch, a hardworking soul at the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center (https://www.lakecountyil.gov/2066/Childrens-Advocacy-Center). Mitch does his job under tough circumstances; he’s a comforting presence whenever a child shares his or her story of abuse to authorities. The idea is for a young victim of

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health care professionals, prosecutors, in court and to social workers. Mitch makes a difficult situation a little better for everyone involved—a true dog star. So you can see why with good reason this issue has gone to the dogs (and a few cats, too). Also in this issue are stories about avoiding home repair scams, a Barrington man raising money for charities through long distance swimming (really long distance), a Long

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INSIDE THE ISSUE AUGUST 2018

FEATURES 12 Our Passion for Pets The Pet Whisperers at Skycrest

18 Pets And The People They Keep Your furry friends dish it all

24 Why I’m In It for the Long Swim Fighting ALS One Stroke At A Time

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28 Three Things We Like About The Buick Regal It’s Not Your Mom’s Station Wagon

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Local Limelight

28 Driver’s Notebook 30 Locals Only 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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Barrington Uncorks A Spectacular Evening When Barrington uncorks its 14th try at, well, anything: it's money in the bank that it'll be an experience worth taking a sip (or 20) of. Outstanding food from local providers was taken to the next level by the more-than-50 wines available for tasting by Uncork

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Barrington’s guests, all in support of multiple local charities.

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1. More than 1000 people attend the annual festivities at Uncork Barrington. | 2. Live music by the Cabernet Cadets was a highlight of the evening. | 3. Capturing the moment. | 4. Heinen's Grocery store provided delicious delicacies in the VIP tent. | 5. Beautiful sunsets are an annual Uncork Barrington feature. | 6. Over 50 wines to choose from = many happy faces.

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Pavilion at Breezewald Park Features Sunsets There’s a range of beer and wine, plus sunset views over the lake, at the new Pavilion at Breezewald Park in Lake Zurich. Built by the Public Works Department, and operated by The Scoreboard Bar & Grill across the street, Mayor Tom Poyton says the pavilion is

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1. A full house enjoyed the opening of the new pavilion in Lake Zurich's Breezewald Park. | 2. Mike Brown, head of the Public Works Department, displays a commemorative plaque. | 3. Gina Gonzalez, guitarist-singer-songwriter, entertained the big crowd. | 4. Fred Martin, Jr., his wife Megan, and daughters Flynn and Gween enjoy the view. Martin Enterprises donated HVAC equipment. | 5. Managers of the pavilion include Joe Schweda, Luke Olszia and Stefani Jerard of Scoreboards Bar & Grill. | 6. Mayor Tom Poynton, Stefani Jerard and an enthusiatic crowd cut the ribbon to open the Breezewald Park Pavilion. 8

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SW Lake Realty Report NEIGHBORHOOD

SOLD PRICE

LIST PRICE

%SOLD/LIST

LMT

BDRMS BATHS

Thornfield Meadows

$945,000

$999,990

95%

67

5

4.1

Country Club Estates

$820,000

$825,000

99%

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5

5.1

Camden Trace

$750,000

$749,000

100%

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Fox Point

$740,000

$749,000

99%

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4.0

Lakes of Long Grove

$702,000

$699,900

100%

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5

4.1

Country Club Meadows

$700,000

$725,000

97%

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Briarcrest

$699,000

$699,000

100%

2

4

3.1

Coventry Creek

$650,000

$650,000

100%

3

4

4.0

Hawthorn Woods

$610,000

$615,000

99%

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4.1

4+1 bsmt

4.1

MLS statistics from 6/1/18 to 6/30/18. All information herein has not been verified and is not guaranteed.

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“UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL,

OUR Passion for Pets

A PART OF ONE’S SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED.” This quote truly captures the spirit of Skycrest Animal Clinic. We treat your dear pets like our own, and strive to go above and beyond what’s expected. Our team’s longevity and strong client

THE PET WHISPERERS AT SKYCREST

relationships set us apart from other hospitals. Dr. Locke, Dr. Shears, Dr. Wilner and I have been practicing at Skycrest for nearly 15 years. We were lucky enough to have Dr. Burke and Dr. Jethani join our team, too.

ARTICLE KRISTIN WOJCIK, DVM

Most of our support staff has been together

PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN NEILSON

between 10-30 years. When you love what you do, the years go by in a flash. My husband, Don, and I moved to Long Grove nearly 20 years ago. We have three active children in sports, scouts, horseback riding and church. I always joke that I can’t go to the grocery store or a school function without chatting with a handful of clients about their animals. In 1996 when I stepped into the charming little hospital with the trademark red front door I knew it would be my forever home. Dr. Fred Rader started Skycrest in 1967, handing the reins to me in 2001. Recently, Skycrest had a major facelift to make clients feel instantly at home. We updated our equipment, adding surgical and dental suites. The support we give to clients is both medical and emotional. We strive to give patients the best outcome possible. (When there are no good options, we just have to kick the heck out of plan B!) Whether it’s a cancerous mass or a cough that leads to heart failure, we always let pet owners know that it takes great courage to make that final decision for a beloved pet. This is the emotional part of our job, not learned in a vet school classroom. You just pray the words and strength will come to you. Our pets are the heart and soul of a family.

Dr. Kristin Wojcik, DVM

After all, who is the first family member to leap off the couch to give you a warm welcome? Everyone who walks through our red door has a story. Let us be a part of yours! Learn more about Skycrest Animal Clinic at

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Many of the skilled team at Skycrest bring their own pets to work with them.

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

focusing on the customer experience ARTICLE MONICA ZYLINSKI

“NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION” IS TRUE. This

to clean it up the right way. Now that this problem was my problem,

applies to any kind of business created to solve a common problem.

I started to look around (or up at other roofs) and discovered black

I had no idea that one day I would create an exterior cleaning com-

stains virtually everywhere. Obviously, I wasn’t alone - this was a

pany to address a problem for homeowners that I didn’t even know

problem that needed a solution.

existed until I bought a home five years ago.

My partner and I proceeded to learn as much as possible about

The house was great, but terrible black stains blanketed a roof

black roof algae (Gloeocapsa Magma), why it occurs and how to

that wasn’t even 10-years old. My cedar siding also had green algae

safely get rid of it. With my 30+ years experience in business devel-

creeping up the sides of the gables. I lost sleep thinking about how

opment, and his 40+ years in the roofing and exterior trades, we

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had the right combination of expertise to successfully launch a specialized home services company. House

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cleaning solutions applied with low-pressure equipment. It produces safe, gentle results that are 4-5 times better than power washing with none of the risks. Our process does not harm flowers or shrubs, and is customizable to include every type of property feature (not just roofing) for discriminating homeowners.     Five years later I am pleased to say House Shampoo is very busy. We work for everyone who hires us, however, we have expanded to include more comprehensive projects that include gated properties with premium features like custom roofing, architectural accents, complex brick and stone hardscapes, pools, docks and waterscapes.  I like to say people work for more than money. Earning high praise from our customers is important to us. We are grateful for every Five-Star Rating we’ve earned. Our staff really enjoy their jobs because for us real satisfaction comes from a customer who is awed again by the beauty of their home. Some customers even start to cry. It’s humbling when this happens, but it also reaffirms that our strategic vision for House Shampoo – plus hard work and a dedication to excellent customer experience – is paying off. About the Author: Monica M. Zylinski is the Owner/President of House Shampoo, Inc.; 815.585.4745; houseshampoo.com. August 2018 | SW Lake Lifestyle

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PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN NEILSON

Pets And The People They Keep

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A STROLL THROUGH PRACTICALLY ANY NEIGHBORHOOD IN SW LAKE CO. reveals a common scene no matter if it’s on the tree-canopied lanes of Jewel Park in Barrington or along the broad streets of Hawthorn Woods: dogs are out walking their owners. Think about that. With rare exception a dog is in front, straining a bit on its lead, showing patience for the typically sluggish pace of its two-legged companion. Not so with cats: those with the narrowed eyes, sizing up their people or engaging in a bit of languid grooming. Unlike their dog cousins, a cat is expert at conserving energy, saving up for furious bursts of activity thanks to the greatest invention in Cat history – a laser pointer that produces a maddeningly tiny little red dot that’s so much fun to chase thanks to their thoughtful people. The Clark family.

To honor those people that pets keep, Editor Stephen Neilson spent a day recently with several dogs (and a diva of a cat). The photos speak for themselves: our pets really do love us.

MEET the clark family Chloe, Pit mix, 1 ½ years old Costanza, Puggle, 10 years old Elaine, Lab mix, 2 years old Indie, Black lab mix, 9 years old Lee, Renee, Tom & Chris Clark Long Grove

Good fortune smiled on this family since Chris, who lives in China, was back home long enough to join the fun. As our photographer Stephen put it after the photo shoot, “Four dogs, four people, eight smiles. BOOM!” When the Clarks end long days as @Property Realtors, they all come home to lots of four-legged companions.

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PETS AND THE PEOPLE THEY KEEP

(CON TI N UED)

meet Stanley + ELLEN Stanley, Mixed Breed, 8 years old Ellen Anderson Barrington

The Andersons are a sports-loving family. Ellen’s husband, Jeff, is a diehard Cubs fan, but when Stan joined the family the Blackhawks were reigning as Stanley Cup champions. Ellen calls Stan quirky; you can see he also is a champ of a four-legged companion.

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meet Ellie+ cassidy Ellie, Maine Coon Mix, 3 years old Cassidy Towne North Barrington

Ellie was adopted from what students of the University of Iowa affectionately call the “Magic Kitty Farm” north of Iowa City. She’s adapted quite nicely to the suburbs by hunting down bugs in the home she shares with Cassidy and her husband. (Full disclosure: Cassidy’s husband is the publisher of this magazine).

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Cassidy Towne and Ellie. August 2018 | SW Lake Lifestyle

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PETS AND THE PEOPLE THEY KEEP

(CON TI N UED)

Meet Crackers+ Katie and steve Crackers, Chocolate Lab, 13 weeks old Katie and Steve Janezic North Barrington

Crackers is all lab. Steve and Katie are very patient puppy parents spending time every day training this rambunctious beauty. In fact, they are wowing their neighbors by practicing walking Crackers off leash. All the work the three of them are putting in is paying off nicely.

Steve & Katie Janezic with Crackers.

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Why I'm In It for the Long Swim ARTICLE DOUG MCCONNELL PHOTOGRAPHY SUSAN MCCONNELL

I’VE BEEN A SWIMMER ALL MY LIFE. At the University of Illinois I was a walk-on for the swim team. My college coach, Don Sammons, is perhaps the most genuinely upbeat person I have ever met, and the lessons he shared about goal setting, hard work and cherishing outcomes will never be forgotten. Don and I remain close, and his positivity and optimism make me a better man. Another mentor is my close friend, Bob Lee, who epitomizes what it means to be a gracious and giving person. I reached out to him first when we had the

date, A Long Swim has raised $500,000 and is going strong. Better

idea of using marathon swimming to raise

still, the pace of discovery by ALS researchers is accelerating all the

money for ALS research. Bob’s “Ride for

time. It is a very exciting time to be involved with ALS research, and

Three Reasons” is a terrific model for us; so

our goal is to help find a cure in our lifetimes.

far he has raised more than $1.5 million.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative

We call our non-profit A Long Swim, and it

disease for which there is no cure. ALS patients typically have three

raises money for collaborative ALS research

to five years to live post-diagnosis, as they slowly lose the use of

using open water and marathon-distance

their muscles including the ones for breathing and digestion. An ALS

swimming. I started it in 2011 with one of

diagnosis brings on a feeling of overwhelming powerlessness, and it

my sisters, who was dealing with her own

was that powerlessness that motivated us.

ALS diagnosis. Immodestly, I would say that

Swimming is the perfect contrast to ALS; while an ALS patient

we have been extraordinarily successful; to

gradually loses the ability to use their muscles, a swimmer must use all of their muscles, all of the time. A Long Swim started with the marathon swims I have completed (English Channel, Tampa Bay, Catalina Channel, the Molokai Channel and Manhattan Island). A Long Swim now includes hosting swims for triathletes and other open water swimmers. We are even working with the City of Chicago to host an open water swim in the Chicago River in 2018, the first of its kind in 110 years.  My wife Susan is the center of the operation, and is the glue that holds it together. We met on a commuter train in Barrington in 1980 when we were both just out of school. We married and ended up having four kids, now ages 30 to 20. Believe it or not when it’s time to relax I like to swim. Typically, I’m in area lakes from April – November before heading indoors. Susan and I love spending time with our free-range young-adult children CONTINUED >

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IN IT FOR THE LONG SWIM

Fighting high waves at Ka'iwi.

(CON TI N U ED)

and our countless friends. We love visiting certain special destinations, including Martha’s Vineyard, where we have traveled for more than 20 years.        Out of school, I got a start in commercial banking. Now I have my own firm (VissantCapital.com), a boutique banking firm that helps others buy and sell companies. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my father, Dave McConnell, my irreplaceable mentor. He was a practicing veterinarian and an outgoing and friendly guy. Everyone who knew him remembers his stories and sense of humor. Beyond those, the characteristics of his to which I aspire are his integrity, his patience and his gentleness. He was taken by ALS in 2006, and I think of him and what he taught me every day. About the Author: Doug McConnell is one of the founders of A Long Swim, a not-for-profit that raises funds for ALS research. Learn more by viewing Doug’s Tedx talk at alongswim.org.

Doug swimming the English Channel.

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DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK

ARTICLE MICHAEL BEIGHTOL | PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN NEILSON

THREE THINGS WE LIKE ABOUT THE BUICK REGAL IT’S NOT YOUR MOM’S STATION WAGON

FOR BABY BOOMERS STATION WAGONS WERE DE RIGUEUR FOR THE SUBURBS. My family had a succession of American-made iron for hauling the six of us around town or across the country. Recently I had the good fortune to drive a Buick Regal TourX from Marquardt of Barrington. Here’s the top three reasons why this German-made beauty ain’t just Mom’s wagon any more.

TECHNOLOGY

POWER

The TourX Is available with smartphone

TourX is powered by a standard 2.0L

Behind the wheel there’s a smart ar-

integration, wireless charging and 4G

turbocharged engine that delivers

ray of instruments and a large display

Wi-Fi hotspot. It’s easy to stay in touch

250 hp and and plenty of torque.

for entertainment and climate con-

(and be entertained). The stuff that is

An

transmis-

trols. Leather seating and soft-touch

really impressive is a  comprehensive

sion means quick, seamless shift-

materials means any trip is comfort-

suite of advanced safety technologies,

ing whether around SW Lake Co.

able. Quiet-Tuning technology in-

including Front Pedestrian Braking,

or on the tollway. StabiliTrak and

cludes triple door seals, acoustic lam-

Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change

5-Link Rear Suspension help handle

inated glass and a suspension that

Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and

tough driving conditions.

quiets the ride.

Forward Automatic Braking.

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8-speed

automatic

COMFORT


Stylish, sleek, and loaded with available features.

The Buick Regal TourX ($42,200 as shown) is available at Marquardt of Barrington, 1421 S. Barrington Road; 224.663.1627; marquardtbuick.com.

The TourX features a standard 2.0L turbocharged engine.

TourX features plenty of space to tote your precious cargo.

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LOCALS ONLY ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL BEIGHTOL

fly-by-nighters look to scam homeowners LOCAL HOMEOWNERS ADVISED TO AVOID SCAMMERS

BBB TIPS TO AVOID A SCAM:

Remember spring’s never-ending rains? What felt like sub-tropical

+ Make sure to understand the full scope of a

precipitation meant a lot of area homeowners were inundated with

project. Will they do spot repairs or replace the

too much rain with no place for it to go. Constant rainfall and leaky

whole roof? Will they remove the old roof or

roofs are the perfect environment for scam artists to operate.

cover it with a new roof? Make sure to under-

According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), roofing scams

stand the pros and cons of the solutions and that

often occur after a storm when a roofer “just happens” to be on

everything is detailed in a contract.

your street and notices damage to your roof. Another approach is

+ Ask about clean-up and waste removal.

to knock on your door and tell you they have extra material from

Confirm that the contractor will be responsible

another job and can offer you a good deal.

for taking away all old materials and cleaning up

Homeowners should always research who’s working on their home,

the site after the work is complete.

suggests Dave Muller, Muller Exteriors in Lake Zurich. “If someone

+ Consider gutters and landscaping. A roof job

knocks on your door to set an appointment only have them come back

will require the use of ladders that can cause

after you know who you’re dealing with,” Muller says. “Research them

damage when leaned against gutters or stuck in

on the BBB website and check for reviews on Google and Facebook.”

landscaping. How will the roofer protect against

Muller advises that a reputable contractor must verify any damage

damage or fix things after the job is done?

first. “Take the time to walk around your whole house and have them

+ Plan for bad weather. What happens if there is

physically show you what they are saying is damaged,” he says. It’s

bad weather while a roof project is underway?

also important to give them permission to use a ladder to take cell-

Ask the roofer about what they will do to protect

phone photos to show what’s damaged. After strong storms, espe-

the home in case of bad weather.

cially those that involve hail, make sure only a licensed insurance

+ Check for insurance coverage. If a project is

adjuster or contractor inspects your roof. Dimples and cracks on the

for fixing damage, check to see if it’s covered

shingles are key indicators that damage has occurred.

and how you should proceed if it is. (Also check the contractor’s insurance coverage for things

Learn more about Muller Exteriors by calling 847.550.5200 or visit

like worker’s compensation, property damage

mullerexteriors.com.

and personal liability.) + Roofing contractors may be certified to install specific types of roofs. Check with the manufacturer to see if the contractor is certified to install your roof. Muller, a long-time member of the Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce, suggests hiring local. “We should all support the businesses in the community,” he says. “We live here and take pride in our work. Remember that a local business will still be here long after the storm chasers have moved on.”

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Dave Sr and Dave Jr of Muller Exteriors.

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AUGUST

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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DEER PARK JAZZ & WINE FESTIVAL

FRED FEST

20530 N. Rand Road, Deer Park

28500 W Roberts Road, Port Barrington

Deer Park Town Center will be alive

Fred Fest returns to the Fox River

with the sound of jazz for the 7th edition

Forest Preserve in Port Barrington

of this annual fest. Fine wine, craft beer

for a day of music and celebration

and tasty food will accompany the jazz

of open lands. All proceeds from the

sounds of Judy Roberts, Johnny Blas'

fest benefit the Preservation Founda-

ART IN THE BARN

Afro Libre Orchestra and James Sand-

tion of the Lake Co. Forest Preserves.

450 Illinois Route 22, Lake Barrington

ers & Conjunto. Admission is FREE!

Scheduled acts include Sons of Bil-

Now in its 44th year this annual week-

dor, Pat McKillen, Earthmother, The

end (September 22 and 23) has be-

Fluffers and Gritland Band.

come a treasure with a juried art show,

5 CONCERT IN THE PARK Towner Green, near Robert Park Coffin

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more than 25 local restaurants offering

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tastings of signature dishes. Come for a fun afternoon of food and drink samplings, live music and activities for children. Full Taste menus are $40.

SEPT 22

food, drink, music and fun for the whole

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family. Note that much of the art will be for sale. Head to the white barns on the east side of the hospital campus.

and Old McHenry Roads

TASTE OF THE TOWNS

The Long Grove Arts & Music Council

Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road,

presents April Verch, an international-

Lake Zurich

We are always accepting submissions

ly renowned Canadian fiddler, singer,

The 12th annual Taste of the Towns, pro-

for events you'd like to see included

songwriter and stepdancer. Guests are

duced by the Lake Zurich Area Cham-

in our Calendar section. Submissions

invited to bring chairs, spread a blanket

ber of Commerce (and co-sponsored

are accepted via the Contact Us tab

and picnic in the park. Free admission.

by SW Lake Lifestyle), returns with

at SWLakeLifestyle.com.

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PARTING THOUGHTS

don't let your investments go on

“vacation”

IT’S VACATION SEASON! Americans spend a lot on their summer getaways – over $100B in 2017 per Travel and Leisure magazine. One part of your life should never take a break – your investments. To keep them working efficiently for you, consider these suggestions: + MATCH THE RIGHT INVESTMENT WITH THE RIGHT “JOB.” Your electrician installs lights, your plumber clears drains; neither does the other's job. Look at your investments similarly. Generally, you purchase stocks hoping to achieve growth necessary to meet long-term goals, i.e. a comfortable retirement. When you purchase fixed-rate investments such as CDs or money market accounts, you know they won’t provide as much growth potential, but are available to fund a short-term goal, such as a dream vacation. + EVALUATE YOUR INVESTMENTS’ PERFORMANCE RELATIVE TO YOUR GOALS. Using stock indexes as a measuring stick has some drawbacks. In many organizations, you experience performance reviews; your work is assessed regarding how it helped you achieve your goals.  Do the same with your investments! Measure how effectively they help you move toward your financial objectives. If you need a certain rate of return to meet retirement goals at a designated age, yet are not on track, you may want to adjust your investment mix. Seeking higher return potential likely means taking on more risk. Consider consulting with a financial professional to find risk/reward ratios fitting your goals/risk tolerance. + LOOK FOR HARD-WORKING INVESTMENTS. Some stocks and investments pay dividends. You can choose to automatically reinvest them, purchasing more shares. Increased share ownership is one key to build financial resources for the long term. Look for opportunities to keep your investments gainfully employed throughout your life. Mark Hornok is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, 100 E. Station Street, Suite 105, Barrington. Contact Mark at 847.382.3476 or via edwardjones.com . 34

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ARTICLE PROVIDED BY MARK HORNOK


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Long Grove Hometown Event Over 40 antique, vintage, upcycled/reclaimed dealers Outdoor, open air street market Live music, food, wine and craft beer all day long! Free hayrides around town Penny Carnival Sunday, 12pm-2pm, hosted by the Long Grove Historical Society. Shop the market or one of the unique boutiques around town

t s gu u A &19 18 - 6pm m 10a

FREE Parking & Admission

Saturday, September 1 11:00am - 12:00pm Academy of Irish Music 12:30pm - 1:00pm McNulty School of Dance 1:15pm - 1:45pm Best Men's Legs in a Kilt Competition 2:00pm - 3:30pm Rory Makem 3:45pm - 4:15pm Dog Beauty Contest 4:30pm - 5:00pm Shannon Rovers Bagpipes 5:30pm - 7:00pm Dooley Brothers & Jimmy Moore Sunday, September 2 10:00 AM Mass with Father Michael Madigan of St. Partick's Fathers with musical accompaniment by Gavin Coyle 11:00am - 12:00pm Gavin Coyle 12:30pm - 1:00pm Trinity Irish Dancers 1:15pm - 1:45pm Best Men's Legs in a Kilt Competition 2:00pm - 3:30pm Gerry Haughey & Kara Eadie 3:45pm - 4:15pm Dog Beauty Contest 4:30pm - 5:00pm Shannon Rovers Bagpipes 5:30pm - 7:00pm Larkin & Moran Brothers

September 1, 2, 3

Three-day celebration of Irish culture, music, food & drink.

longgrove.org

Monday, September 3 11:00am - 11:30am Dillon Gavin School of Dance 11:45am - 12:15pm Best Men's Legs in a Kilt Competition 12:30pm - 2:00pm Joe Cullen & Kathleen Keane 2:15pm - 2:45pm Dog Beauty Contest 3:00pm - 3:30pm Shannon Rovers Bagpipes Entertainment sponsor: 3:45pm - 5:15pm The Tooles


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