Historic Places

Oct. 18, 2017

Ghoulishly Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: Oct. 20 – 22

Let the Halloween fun begin!  This weekend’s line-up of events features a wide range of family friendly events as well as those looking for a little more fright! If costumers and goblins are not your thing, there is an Oktoberfest celebration, a mini class about the World Fair and ...

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Oct. 12, 2017

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: Oct. 13 – 15

While there may by a chill in the air, things are still heating up all around the North Shore this weekend. Although a night at Scream Scene, may put a permanent chill in your bones! Looking for more warm-hearted fun? Then consider taking in a performance of the The Legend ...

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Sept. 28, 2017

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1

I like to call these kinds of weekends potpourri weekends because there is a little bit of everything going on. Physical activity enthusiasts can partake in a fun super hero dash or disc golf; bargain hunters will have one of the most popular rummage sales on the North Shore at ...

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Sept. 21, 2017

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: Sept. 22 – 24

It’s the perfect weekend to take in some of the local history and scenery. From a walking tour of Wilmette or a tour of Crab Tree Farm’s Arts & Crafts Collection to Deerfield’s Harvest Fest and the Flying Feet Fun Run (new addition to Glenview’s Flight Fest), there is a ...

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Sept. 13, 2017

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: Sept. 15 – 17

Weekend warriors rejoice. This weekend is chock full of fabulous events, it will truly be hard to choose what to do. We’re talking multiple wine walks, multiple fall fests and other community celebrations, a mud run for kids, the American Craft Expo, a PGA golf tournament and a unique opportunity ...

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July 19, 2017

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: July 21 – 23

In my opinion, one can never have too many tacos or too much ice cream. If you feel the same way, then this weekend has got your name written all over it! Indulge yourself at Highwood North Shore Taco Fest/Highwood Days, or enjoy a few scoops at two area ...

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June 29, 2017

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: June 30 – July 2

While you might be gearing up for some big July 4th celebrations on the 3rd & 4th (separate blog on that to come), there are still plenty of fun ways to kick off the holiday fun a few days early, including two family 5Ks to help you burn off some ...

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June 21, 2017

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: June 23 – 25

I know you are not supposed to leave Chicago in the summer - one must take advantage of the good weather while you can. Unfortunately, work/family duties call so I must leave for a few days. But for those sticking by the golden rule, you will truly be rewarded. This ...

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Sept. 14, 2016

Fun Things To Do this Weekend on the North Shore: Sept. 16 – 18

While I brace myself for my son’s first homecoming dance, the rest of you can enjoy a fun-filled weekend that will certainly ring in the spirit of the Fall season. Highlights include a harvest bonfire, Winnetka Fall Fest (and various coinciding events), Shermerfest, Fallapalooza and the North Shore triathlon, plus ...

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Oct. 6, 2015

North Shore Haunts: The Schweppe Mansion

Schweppe Mansion

Not long ago I included the Schweppe Mansion in my post about the top ten priciest properties for sale on the North Shore.

What I didn't mention is that the Lake Forest home was, at one time, reputed to be haunted. With Halloween right around the corner, it seemed ...

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