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District 95’s student-scientists test wonders of the world

While golf ball-sized hail pelted the pavement outside, about 150 students, teachers and family members were showered with soda pop and the sound of explosions Saturday during District 95’s sixth annual Science Fair and Expo at Middle School South.

Rockland students help falcons find homes


Even the deadliest of hunters needs somewhere to sleep, and that’s what students at Rockland Elementary School in Libertyville are learning.

College Notes

In a free master class offered by the CLC Music department, learn how to choose music that supports your goals and enhances your quality of life from noon to 3:30 p.m. April 26 at 19351 W. Washington St.

The Easter ham can be more than heat and eat


The prepared ham has become so ubiquitous — honey baked and spiral cut, anyone? — at Easter, many cooks assume they can just heat and eat, leaving all their culinary creativity for the rest of the meal.

A healthy take on the very not healthy Scotch egg


Frankly, it’s hard to produce a healthy rendering of a Scotch egg. But we decided to give it a go, because these delicious little calorie bombs are just too tempting.

Self-esteem: A powerful predictor of living and aging well


LIFELONG HEALTH: Three sad words in the English language are: “Get Into Shape.” With every new resolution, Americans almost always use the common refrain, “I am definitely going to get into shape.”

Health Calendar

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, Community Youth Network will host the annual Take A Step for Kids 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk at 9 a.m. April 19 at Independence Grove, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville.

Saving carrots from their usual sugary Easter fate


Though carrots often make it into the Easter feast lineup, Typically, we prepare them much as we prepare sweet potatoes (their distant orange cousins) at Thanksgiving — by glazing them and otherwise shoveling on extra sugar.

North Shore runners plan return to this year’s Boston Marathon


In a statement of strength, friendship and patriotism, three North Shore friends will return to Boston for the April 21 marathon.

Rain doesn’t dampen egg hunt at Susanna Farms


A Chicago couple drove to the Susanna Farms in Lake Villa Sunday afternoon so that their two young children would hunt eggs dropped by a helicopter from the sky. Unfortunately, the helicopter flight was canceled because of the foul weather.

Yong Taekwondo has a PLAN to help needy in Round Lake area


Yong Taekwondo continued its tradition of giving back to the community with a food and clothing drive during its 11th annual Martial Arts Tournament last Saturday at Magee Middle School in Round Lake. The tournament attracted nearly 200 competitors from studios (do jangs) as far away as Milwaukee and Elgin.

Egg hunt, magic show enthrall youngsters at Vernon Hills Park District event


The hunt was on at the Vernon Hills Park District’s annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday where 2,000 plastic eggs were semi-hidden on the grass and behind trees for children to find.

Help for the hare in Wauconda


The Easter Bunny made its grand entrance into the gym at the Wauconda Park District Community Center last Friday night escorted by Wauconda royalty — Tiny Miss Caitlin Drobinski and Junior Miss Isabella Stein.

Club Calendar

FRIDAY, April 18: Lake County Radio Control Club: 9 p.m. at Hinkston Park’s Sports & Fitness Center, 800 N. Baldwin Ave., Waukegan.

‘Undefeatable dog’ survives 47 days in polar vortex


A cast on a broken leg isn’t stopping Bailey, a 2-year-old Shiba Inu/husky mix, from jumping on and off her foster parents’ couch in Lindenhurst and frolicking about with their two dogs. But why would it? She has survived a lot worse.

Highland Park nurses step up for survivors of sexual assault


When a survivor of a sexual assault arrives at a hospital emergency room, he or she requires the undivided attention of a professional trained in forensic medicine.