McHenry Life Magazine

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You won’t find local news here, but we hope to bring you interesting stories from local business owners and organizations. Ever wanted to know more about your favorite businesses? We do. We’ll also share photo tours of life in the cities and villages of McHenry County.

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McHenry Life logo Jack-o'-Lantern
By Brian R. Brown
Are you ready for the witching hour? Be sure to keep checking our McHenry County Trick-or-Treating hours list for your local treating times.
By Brian R. Brown
The day of manually logging or worse, trying to keep site logins in your head, are gone. Or at least should be. The most secure protection is to have unique, complex, randomly generated logins for every site. Join us as we share how we keep track of more logins by
Richardson Farm wagon ride
By Brian R. Brown
You'll be amazed at what Richardson Farm can do with a cornfield! Nothing like a day on the farm, picking out pumpkins, navigating a huge corn maze, ziplining across the farm, snacking on some apple cider donuts, and all kinds of fun activities for all ages! Take some time out
Entrance to CD One Price Cleaners, Crystal Lake, IL
By Brian R. Brown
Regardless of your fashion style or budget, the great equalizer is that sooner or later, most if not all of us will need to take something to the cleaners. Let me share my simple criteria for cleaners as well as my personal experiences with CD One Price Cleaners here in
Honeywell whole house humidifier installed
By Brian R. Brown
No matter the time of year, one thing is certain, we all want to be comfortable in our homes. That may mean being cooler in the summer and warmer in the fall, but also humidity and other factors.
Fishing at the McHenry Dam
By Jill Brown
McHenry Dam, nestled in the southwest corner of Moraine Hills State Park, is a large and peaceful destination in itself. With the quiet roar of the dam in the background and stand of large, dense trees, the dam offers a lovely place to relax for fishermen and picnickers alike. Moraine
Pingree Road Metra Station platform sign
By Jill Brown
Crystal Lake's Metra station catering to commuters, Pingree Road, has limited services onsite, but it gets the job done. On the upside, it has tons of parking, a long platform so that commuters don't have to crowd around just a few cars, and a friendly little cafe inside the waiting
Harms Farms pumpkin train at Johnny Appleseed Festival in Crystal Lake, IL
By Jill Brown
The Johnny Appleseed Festival celebrates the legacy of Johnny Appleseed, a famously kind and generous pioneer nurseryman who traveled the eastern Midwest in the early 1800s spreading apple trees and his religion along the way. We had our own visit from Johnny, a jolly man who talked to all the
Tomatoes at Crystal Lake Farmer's Market
By Jill Brown
Thanks to local farmers markets, a trip to the farm for fresh produce, meets, cheeses, and other goodies is often just a short drive away.

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