Monday, January 21, 2013
The new downtown Libertyville art studio offers classes for all ages.
When a couple of moms and their toddlers walked into Julie J Studio, owner Julie Latayan immediately went into artist mode. She set the children up at small easels where they could express their creativity through some finger-painting. They also had a chance to color and play with "Moon Dust." "(I enjoy) seeing the kids so excited about what they make," said Latayan, a Grayslake resident. "They're just beaming." An artist from birth, Latayan said her own talent really took off in eighth grade. "My teacher was a real artist and she really took me under her wing," she said. Latayan went on to spend five years teaching art at Wilmington High School near Joliet. She also displayed her art street fairs and art shows. She even opened her own …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The new studio opened Nov. 26 in Libertyville and will hold its grand opening Jan. 18-19.
Walking into Orinoco Fitness is like stepping into a relaxing, tropical oasis. The calming scent of eucalyptus greet guests as they prepare to begin their Pilates, yoga and Zumba workouts. Then there are the bamboo floors, which are padded underneath to give a more comfortable floor to exercise on. A waterfall-like fountain hangs on the wall, adding to the ambiance. The studio officially opened Nov. 26 after a year of planning by owner Ana Santos Gitzinger. A grand opening party/open house is set for Jan. 18-19 and will include raffles, promotions and a two-hour Zumba party. "It's really everything coming full-circle," said Gitzinger. "Dreams do come true when you work really hard." Gitzinger came to the United States from Venezuela when …
Monday, July 9, 2012
With only 80,000 new jobs added to the economy in June, job creation promises to be a major campaign issue for Congress. Take the Patch poll voicing your opinion on the best way to add jobs.
Small business is the economic force both Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and his Democratic opponent in the Nov. 6 general election, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, see as the country’s job creation force. While Schneider and Dold think America’s small businesses need easier access to capital and less regulatory burden, their campaigns are wasting little time branding the other as more extreme than their words show. Earlier: Dold, Schneider Try To Defy Labels A firm idea of how to create jobs promises to be a key component of the fall campaign in the wake of Friday’s report showing only 80,000 new jobs created in June. Unemployment remains at 8.2 percent with underemployment at 14.9 percent, according to a report on CNBC. Both graduates of…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Lake County Chamber of Commerce to hold networking events throughout the county.
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce (LCCC) has launched a program initiative aimed at expanding their member business connections throughout Lake County. Building on the strength of their invested membership and the reach of their business organizations, the Lake County Chamber has launched “Connections Across Lake County,” presenting a schedule which features networking events taking place beyond the county seat. “Although we are expanding the reach of our networking opportunities throughout the county, our regular monthly program schedule will continue to serve the needs of area business leaders that value our current events format,” states Shaunese Teamer, executive director of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce. "'Connections Across …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Across Lake County, Patch has a list of offerings for you to peruse. Whether you are a diehard Giants fan or live for the Patriots, or just want to get out and have fun, check out one of these great Lake County hot spots with super deals for the Super Bow
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Libertyville Austin’s Saloon & Eatery Downing's Mickey Finn’s Brewery & Pub Food Morgan's Bar & Grill Lake Forest The Lantern Barrington McGonigals Pub Pinstripes Buffalo Grove eSkape Village Bar & Grill
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Make your reservations now at one of these Lake County locations to ring in New Year's Eve in style.
Bring on the bubbly! It is almost time to ring in the New Year. No plans yet? That's OK - Patch scoured the area and compiled this list of festive options for you. Grayslake The Vine Martini & Wine Bar Emil's Tavern on Center The Last Chance Saloon Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Deer Path Inn Grille 43 The Grille on Laurel South Gate Cafe Lovells of Lake Forest Inovasi Francesca Intimo Libertyville Trattoria Pomigliano Mickey Finn’s Brewery Austin’s Saloon & Eatery
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Support local business by starting Christmas shopping downtown.
Shoppers don’t necessarily need to go to national retailers to find deals and great gifts. “People are sometimes misinformed on pricing and what they can get locally,” said Joanna Rolek, executive director of the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce. “You can look at books on the Internet or Amazon and it could take a couple of days until you get it. But, you can get the book at a bookstore, look at the book and have it gift wrapped,” Rolek said. “We say shop local first. We recognize that everything isn’t here, but you can start here,” she said. Last year the chamber issued $29,000 in gift certificates good for local businesses. “That’s a nice gift to give someone. It’s a very local thing to do. Supporting businesses keeps our …
Where is the best place to get a good cup of Coffee in northern Lake County?
It’s time for this week's Chowdown Showdown! This reader-driven restaurant review on Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch, Grayslake Patch and Libertyville Patch helps find great local delicacies. This week, we are on the hunt for the best place to get a cup of Coffee in northern Lake County. It’s simple to vote on your favorite spot: All you need to do is sign into our site and then comment below with your vote. Feel free to elaborate on why your choice serves the best cup of Joe. First Round You have until 5 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 22) to let us know your favorite. Casting your vote is easy. Tell us in the Comments section of this article, post on Facebook at Grayslake Patch page, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch page, or the Libertyville Patch page — or…
Monday, November 21, 2011
More than 500 people attended the opening of Sarah Susanka’s show house.
Last November, SchoolStreet Development announced that Sarah Susanka, renowned architect and author of the Not So Big House series, would design a showhouse for its 26-home project in Libertyville. On Saturday, the home opened to the public, drawing 515 attendees. “When I lived in the city, I lived in a little coach house, and I received her book as a gift,” said opening guest Ellen Coury of Libertyville. “I have been reading about her in the paper since the project started, and I was so excited to see the culmination of all of her ideas.” Coury, like many others, was eager to see Susanka’s concepts come to life in the 2,450-square-foot home on one of the development’s long, narrow lots. “I know people get some of it from the books,” …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Libertyville restaurant tries new technology to streamline wait times for tables.
We’ve all been there: You approach the host stand at a busy restaurant in search of a table and receive a pager in return. It’s grimy, it’s covered in who knows how many germs and it doesn’t fit into your pocket because your phone is already there. Now, you could receive a text message at Mickey Finn's Brewery Pub and Food, 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, instead of dealing with a pager or waiting around for your name to be called. And that's exactly what Andy Ellis, co-founder of the restaurant text-messaging notification system Table’s Ready, wanted to solve two years ago while sitting in his home in Massachusetts. Having put himself through college and Tufts Dental School by working in various restaurants, Ellis had an epiphany …