Tuesday, February 26, 2013
It's that time again. Lake Forest Boy Scout Troop 46 will begin selling yard and garden products on Saturday, March 2, for its annual fund-raising campaign. The fundraiser extends through April.
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Tuesday, February 26
The Lake Forest Boy Scout Troop 46, chartered by First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, kicks off its 17th annual fund-raising campaign on Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Watch for the Scouts out in the community. The fundraiser runs throughout March and April. Our fine young men will be in full uniform canvassing Lake Forest and Lake Bluff as they reach out to friends, neighbors, and family. We’re once again offering “Yard and Garden” products featuring quality flowers, plants, and delivered bulk mulch. Donations are also accepted. Pick-up and delivery day for flowers and plants will be on Saturday May. Delivered bulk mulch is available per customer arrangements. The money earned by this fundraiser supports a full year of the …
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Friday, February 15, 2013
Lake County has a cool new interactive mapping tool that allows you to easily look up and view maps of a community's boundaries, attractions, election precincts, park districts and much more.
Lake County has transformed its Online Mapping Application increasing transparency and providing users with easy access to maps, tax and property information, and other interactive features. Lake Forest and Lake Bluff residents can easily view township boundaries, conservation features, school boundaries, library districts, special service areas, congressional districts and more. Anyone seeking to conduct business, or buy property in Lake County can analyze environmental features, assessment characteristics, transportation availability, or proximity to other services. Users can search and customize maps to include administrative boundaries, cities, water features, parks, landmarks, highways, buildings and more. Some of this information …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The results of our poll are in, and here's how Patch users feel about the perks former superintendent Dr. Harry Griffith received.
Last week, the Chicago Tribune published an article on the questionable spending practices of the Lake Forest District 67 and District 115 Boards of Education during Dr. Harry Griffith's time as superintendent - including loan forgiveness on his house and travel expenses. We asked you how you felt about the spending - if it was appropriate, too much or other. Over 51 of you, or 83 percent, thought that the perks were above and beyond what was appropriate. Three people, or 8 percent, thought it was appropriate. Seven people, making up 10 percent, weighed in saying they needed to know more about the sitution, or had other/no opinion. For more news on Lake Forest and Lake Bluff schools, make sure to 'like' the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch on …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Lake Forest Caucus Committee recently endorsed candidates for the 2013 school board.
Courtesy of the Lake Forest Caucus Committee. The Lake Forest Caucus Committee nominated candiates for the Lake Forest School Board for District 67 and District 115. For more news on Lake Forest and Lake Bluff schools, 'like' the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch on Facebook! District 67 Candidates: Mike Borkowski: Borkowski has been in Lake Forest for over 20 years. Prior to becoming the primary care giver for his children, Mike earned considerable business experience working for Ameritech as a business manager, founding a startup business (which he successfully sold) and providing management consulting services helping distressed organizations to return to profitability. He is currently a stay at home dad. He's married to Renee Borkowski with…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Do you think that the salary perks former Lake Forest superintendent Harry Griffith received were over-the-top? Or were they completely acceptable? Weigh in here!
A Chicago Tribune article published last weekend reflected on spending by the Lake Forest school board on former superintendent Harry Griffith, especially concerning the issues of large travel expenses, forgiveness of a $75,000 loan to purchase a house and his school-paid-for car being given to him upon his retirement. But how do you feel? Do you think the perks justified, or completely ridiculous? Add your opinion to our poll here!
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Blogger Nancy Thorner writes about the annual tree lighting ceremony held on Friday.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Many local charities and non-profit are looking for volunteers and donations this time of year - see how you can give back, and commemorate the true spirit of Christmas.
Monday, November 19, 2012
New businesses include a photography studio, restaurants and retail stores.
This little Lake Forest boy was born with half a heart - but that hasn't slowed him down. Read about his amazing journey so far.