McHenry Life Magazine

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Library Lovers Expedition 2023 banner.
By Brian R. Brown
Join the Library Lovers Expedition by taking a tour of 13 local libraries and get enter into a drawing for one of several amazing gift baskets.
Radon mitigation fan installed.
By Brian R. Brown
After learning about other neighbors adding radon mitigation fans to their homes, we started down the path to better educate ourselves, implement our own monitoring system, and ultimately having a mitigation fan added to our home as well. You may want or need to add one to yours as well.
Boy sledding in the winter.
By Brian R. Brown
If the thought of packed snow and big hills brings out the kid in you, or makes you want to bring your kids outside, then you'll love our Sledding Hills Guide... as much as the thought of how tuckered out those kids will be after a few hours sledding!
Group of people ice skating.
By Brian R. Brown
If you've been itching to lace up those skates and get out on the ice, then you're in luck. Before you head out, be sure to check our guide for local McHenry County ice skating rinks.
Gazebo and park trees decorated with Christmas lights.
By Brian R. Brown
While the new year is upon us and the holiday decorations have started to come down, enjoy this look at the Huntley Christmas lights in the Town Square.
By Brian R. Brown
Who's up for a giveaway?! Start off your new year by entering the first-ever "My McHenry Life $100 Giveaway."
View of walking bridge on the other side of the pond at Veteran Acres Park.
By Brian R. Brown
While it's cold and wet outside, venture with us back to October when we took a walk around Veteran Acres Park to enjoy, what was then, the transitioning season.
Antique fire engine.
By Brian R. Brown
Get your dose of Christmas spirit with these photos from downtown Crystal Lake for the Festival of Lights Parade, tree lighting, arrival of Santa, and a stroll down Christmas Tree Lane.
Christmas trees tagged at the farm.
By Brian R. Brown
Whether you've ever had a real Christmas tree or not, our guide is here to help you navigate the challenges of having real trees. Be sure to check out our list of local Christmas tree farms.

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