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Lake County Forest Preserves Blog

Did you know that there are Crayfish in our lakes and rivers? ….Or is it Crawfish?   I guess I should learn considering we’re neighbors.  I recently learned all about them because of the Lake County Forest Preserves blog.  The Lake County Forest Preserves have all kinds of resources about nature in Lake County. Crayfish tales […]

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This Weekend's Events

It’s hard to believe that we’re half way through August already.   As these beautiful late summer days start to fade into fall, and as the edges of the green leaves that have given us shade this summer begin to redden,  now is the time to savor this weather.  We all know that tomorrow can bring […]

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Happy Birthday Jelly Belly!

Happy 100th Birthday Jelly Belly!

Dear Jelly Belly, Well, you’ve done it.  100 years of deliciously sweet, and utterly surprising, candy goodness.    We’ve all shared in the adventure that comes with a bag of Jelly Belly’s.  You understand that for some reason, it’s always fun to eat something without really knowing what flavor it’s going to be.  But we’ve all […]

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Confederate Band

A Real Life Civil War Experience in Lake County

This weekend is the 23rd Annual Civil War Days Encampment at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda! Lakewood Forest Preserve, At the corner of Rte. 176 & Fairfield Rd., Wauconda Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Prices:  Adult:$10, Kids 4-17: $5 We all have our favorite Kid-Tivities, and outdoor adventures […]

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Your Guide to the 2013 Lake County Fair

It is time for the 2013 Lake County Fair! The 85th Annual Lake County Fair will be July 24-28, 2013. From livestock barns, competitive exhibits, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show attraction, fabulous food, thrilling amusement rides, and entertainment, the 2013 Lake County Fair will “Let the Good Times Grow”! Plus, the Budweiser Clydesdales will […]

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