Roy Miller and family celebrate 50 years running a Dog N Suds in Ingleside, Illinois. At its heyday, more than 600 Dog N Suds operated int he U.S. Today, only about 14 are left and Miller’s is one of them. Read more. Below, Roy’s daughter, pours a draft root beer, made the same way it was five decades ago. Photo by Sheryl DeVore
Jack Hanna makes a case for how zoos help with conservation and education. Read a story on his thoughts here. I interviewed him as a preview to his coming to Genesee Theatre.
Catholic Charities volunteers Joe Sheehan and his wife Carol Sheehan of Libertyville get meals ready to be delivered to Gurnee area seniors
Click here to read a story about how Meals on Wheels program helps seniors live in their own homes for longer.
Margie Ariano said these words in a story I wrote about the Lake County Forest Preserve Seed Nursery. It’s a fascinating place. For more, click here
Ed Popelka, resident beekeeper for the College of Lake County, talks about honey bees and native bees — and what’s being done to help them. For a video and story, click here.
Alice Cooper said this to me during an interview promoting his show at the Genesee Theatre. This man has a lot more depth to him than you’d imagine. Take a read.
Louis Kasper, a Vernon Hills resident, sad to see the Wauconda site of the Lake County Discovery Museum close. It will relocate to Libertyville in about a year.
Below, Louis Kasper, stands next to a fossilized rock at the Wauconda site, which closed Aug. 31.
For more, click here.
— Mike Sands, senior associate, Liberty Prairie Foundation
For a story on rain gardens, click here.
— Tom Smith, Lake County Forest Preserves land-management technician and Native American dancer
Read what it’s like to discover and embrace your Native American heritage in this article I wrote about Tom Smith, an extraordinary Renaissance man. Click here.