Charities

Gerstad Builders Invites McHenry Families to the Turkey Trot 5K

On Thanksgiving Day, residents of McHenry County have the opportunity to give back to their community by participating in the third annual Turkey Trot benefiting JourneyCare Hospice. The story behind the race is a personal one that has touched the lives of many people in the McHenry area, including Gerstad Builders president, Roger Gerstad. In …

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Tour a Cool Kitchen in Harbor Country this Weekend

My favorite Onion article ever: Mr. Autumn Man. And while it refers to smug fall-loving denizens of New England, I like to think it could also apply to Chicagoans reveling in our version of New England: Harbor Country. So, Dukes and Duchesses of Fall, grab your pumpkin-spiced coffees—I’ve got a nice weekend event for you in Harbor Country (and I …

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Residents of McHenry County Neighborhoods go Bald for a Cause

In 1999, three coworkers came up with an idea to shave their heads for donations to raise funds for kids with cancer. In 2000, Tim Kenny, John Bender and Enda McDonnell, hosted the first St. Baldrick’s event at their industry’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party, shaving 19 heads and raising $104,000 to fund the research …

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