Month: December 2017

Library Book Discussion Group

Book Discussion Group: 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Remember the Ela Area Public Library reserves titles, so they are always available. For more information, please contact Lisa Earley at 847-550-0446.

Nov 27 = Unbroken, a biography of Louis Zamperini, Olympic athlete and World War II hero by author Laura Hillenbrand at the home of Julie Zuidema.

Wauconda Area Library’s eBook Services – 3M Cloud Library & My Media Mall

Wauconda Area Library is excited to announce its new eBook service, the 3M Cloud Library. The 3M Cloud Library provides access to eBooks on your Nook, Apple and Android devices (it is currently not compatible with Kindle). Once you download the free 3M Cloud Library app from iTunes or Google Play, search for a particular title or browse shelves by genre such as; fiction, travel and many others. You also have the ability to return titles early on Apple and Android devices.

Our other eBook service, My Media Mall, provides access to eBooks & eAudiobooks for your Apple, Android and Kindle devices. Thousands of titles can be downloaded using the free Kindle or Overdrive apps. After the apps are downloaded, you can search the shelves for books by genre, popularity or specifically by title.

To download MMM materials to you need to have a valid Wauconda Area Library barcode number. A valid library card has fines under $5 and is in good standing. In order to use the 3M Cloud Library, you will need a valid Wauconda Area Library barcode number and your PIN. If you do not know your PIN, please call the library at 847-526-6225 or email. The Adult Services Reference Desk can also walk you through the setup if you have any questions.

The Wauconda Area Library is located at 801 North Main Street in Wauconda. For more information, contact Thomas D. Kern, Director at (847) 526-6225, or CLICK HERE.

ComEd Launches New Communication Technologies

ComEd is committed to providing you with the latest storm-related information, the locations of current outages, the details of the restoration process, and more. Just click here to learn more about this new initiative.

Ageless Spirit, Adult Day Center Opening in Volo, IL

Ageless Spirit, an Adult Day Center in Volo, IL, is now open for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. A much needed option to keep the senior population of this area independent and provide a fun alternative to medical assistance and companionship, alone. Ageless Spirit employees are licensed, bonded, insured, full screened, background checked and multilingual. Under the umbrella of its parent company, European Service at Home, Ageless Spirit supports the same values and goals.

“We believe it is our responsibility to provide a safe, fun and desirable program for the seniors of our community. European Service at Home with Ageless Spirit both strongly abide by our no wrong door approach, which is our commitment to providing an open door policy to help any person in any situation, aside from our list of services.” – Sergey Yakovlev, CEO, European Service at Home.

Ageless Spirit will offer an abundance of services and features to their clients and friends including, but not limited to; Socialization, discussion groups, adventurous outings, crafts, health monitoring, personal care, counseling, peer support, nutritious meals and snacks, physical health and free transportation offered to all participants.

For more information, please contact Judy Humpress at 847-542-0014.

WNC Urges You To Shop Local-Build Community

Wauconda News Corporation strongly urges you to “BUY LOCAL” this Holiday Season. Did you know that every doloar you spend $.48 stays in the community. Buy at a local store and that number increases by 58%. You have the opurtunity to create jobs! Spend Local

Our Holiday Gift to You

Island Lake, IL: Join in the fun at the Island Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO on December 8, 2012 from 10AM to 3PM. ThisFREE community EXPO is part of the Island Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (ILACC) Shop Local campaign and provides an opportunity for local businesses and organization to meet with members of the community and showcase their businesses. Cotton Creek Elementary School will be filled with 35 booths of local entrepreneurs eager to discuss how their business can provided needed goods and services for local residents. Industries include carpet cleaning, insurance, retailers, home remodeling, travel, home repair services, printing services, pet services and more. Supporting local businesses is also of benefit to local residents, as by purchasing locally they help grow the tax base in their community and help keep friends and neighbors employed. This supports local services, such as the fire department, and helps to keep the roads in good condition. When your neighbors are employed, they are also able to purchase local goods and services, which helps to perpetuate this positive cycle, resulting in a stronger community.

All attendees (18 years or older) can participate in drawings for a Free iPad and other great prizes. Enjoy the many entertainers featured in the Crafters, Food and Talent venue.

· Santa will hear all the good little boys’ and girls’ wishes for the coming holiday. Please bring a camera, or there is an option to purchase a photo of Santa and your child for $5 (proceeds to benefit the ILACC’s scholarship fund).

· Smooth Moves Dance Troupe presents local dance talent.

· Energy Sports Complex will perform karate and more.

· Have a barking great time with Happy Tails Ranch’s obedience demonstration.

· Applaud Cotton Creek Elementary School students as they display their talents.

For a complete listing of the day’s activities, visit the ILACC website at .

Wauconda Comes Out To Vote!

Voters showed up to vote in big numbers to show support for their favorite candidates. Voting places around the community were very busy with record turnout. Fortunatly Wauconda voters didnt have to endure long lines, and big wait times to vote.

Wauconda Park District Election Petitions Available

Two seats on the five-member Wauconda Park District Board of Commissioners will be filled at the April 9, 2013 election. Each term of office is four years. Individuals interested in running for office must be a registered voter and reside within the Wauconda Park District boundaries for at least one year prior to Election Day. Candidate materials are available and may be picked up at the Community Center, 600 N. Main St., Wauconda. The petition filing period is December 17-24, 2012. For more information contact Nancy Burton, Director at 847-526-3610.

Wauconda Snowmobile Club Meeting, Nov. 14

The Wauconda Snowmobile Club will hold their second meeting of the season on Wednesday, November 14th. The meeting will be held at Wauconda Bowl, located at 381 W Liberty St (Rt. 176), which is 1/2 Mile E of Rand Rd (US Hwy 12) in Wauconda. The meeting will start at 7:30 pm. Newcomers are welcome!

Established in 1967, we are celebrating 45 years of snowmobiling history. The Wauconda Snowmobile Club is one of the original snowmobile clubs in Illinois. The Club is involved in the two local trail associations, the Northeastern Illinois Association of Snowmobile Clubs and the McHenry County Snowmobile Association. The Club is also a member of the Illinois Association of Snowmobile Clubs.

You don’t have to snowmobile in Illinois to benefit from joining an area Club—numerous trips are planned out-of-state, they work closely with the area snowmobile dealers, teach snowmobile safety classes, and are also active with our legislators to make sure there are places to ride and snowmobiles to ride on.

Since it’s inception in 1967, The Wauconda Snowmobile Club has seen numerous changes in the sport and in our community. The Club continues to be involved in numerous community activities and enthusiastically promotes safe, recreational snowmobiling through monthly meetings, email alerts, advocacy, social activity, and support of snowmobile safety classes. The Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month October through March.

Wauconda's Holiday Walk On Main Street, Dec. 1

Saturday, December 1st, the Village of Wauconda will host the fun family holidaty event, “Wauconda’s Holiday Walk”. This wonderful holiday celebreation will take place between 2-6pm, and features such activities as a scavenger hunt, horse drawn sleigh rides, Santa and Mrs. Claus, gingerbread decorating contest, children’s crafts and book readings, letters to Santa, face painting, free give-aways, tree decorating contest, street lighting ceremony, warming stations, caroling, food and craft vendors and in years past and an appearance from the Wiener Mobile!

GO TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE for more information.