Arts on Display During Christmas at the Dole

Christmas at the Dole promises to be a dazzling display of the arts. Learn how Lakeside Arts Park is bringing extra cheer to the Dole this holiday season.

Holiday Shopping: 5 Can’t-Miss Shopping Destinations

Sure, you can do all of your shopping online or at the mall. But you’re missing out. For a truly memorable gift-giving season, head out to some of these inspiring downtown districts. We promise you’ll find unique gifts and a fun experience along the way.






Dress Up Your Home for the Holidays

Whether you enjoy decorating your home for the holiday season or dread the work involved, we’ve found some tips from the experts on how to make holiday decorating simple and enjoyable.






How to Tell if You’re Purchasing Quality Furniture

You probably know what clothing you like best, but do you recognize the trends, styles and construction that make well-built furniture stand apart from the competition? We’ll show you a few secrets from the experts.






Success Stories: AAA Glass Tint

This Crystal Lake firm has spent three decades providing window film that protects against UV rays, solar heat and unwanted glare. Learn what it takes to run a successful window film business and find out what separates this company from the competition.






Better to Give Than Receive: Serving Others at the Holidays

Volunteering time or money is an excellent way to look beyond yourself and help others in need. Meet some folks in our region who’ve found meaningful ways of serving their neighbors, and learn how you can join them.






Small-Business Marketing: During the Holidays, Those Who Give, Get

Charitable giving is often done because you want to make the world a better place, but it also carries a powerful marketing punch. Susan Dobbe-Leahy, of Dobbe Marketing, shows you how.






Fall Favorites: Apparel that Makes a Statement

Make a statement this season with these trendy new styles, available at local boutiques (gallery included).






Four Classic Festivals to Celebrate Autumn

Now that the weather is turning and the days are getting shorter, it’s time to focus on the family fun that comes with fall. Learn about four quintessential fall festivals in the northwest suburbs.






M Supper Club Heats Up Dining Scene

Mix a popular Algonquin restaurant with the classic Wisconsin supper club experience and you get a unique, trendy new spot in Crystal Lake.