Where in My Town Wauconda 06/12/2013

Here’s another episode of “Where in My Town Wauconda“……can you guess what this is?





If you guessed it’s water with some mint and cucumber slices, then you are right.  It’s a very refreshing drink.  Any idea where you can find it?





If you guessed Bevel Salon & Blow Dry Bar, you are right again!  Have you visited them lately?  Make sure to mark your calendar for their Grand Opening on July 6th!  More information in the days to come so please come and visit us again!!

Thank you all for visiting.  If you have any pictures you want to submit for “Where in My Town Wauconda” please “Contact Us.”




Things to Do in Wauconda Week of 06/10/2013

Things to Do in Wauconda Week of 06/10/2013

Before I list our weekly activities here in Wauconda, I want to remind you that this Sunday, June 16th is Father’s Day!  And if you’re looking for a Father’s Day present, see about entering our Father’s Day Contest, “Why My Dad Rocks” and you can have a chance to WIN wonderful prizes from Bulldogs Grill, JJ Twigs Pizza and Pub Wauconda and Vitality Inc., Health for a Lifetime.

On with the show…

Things to Do in Wauconda this week —

DreamScapes Whimsical Boutique & Studio starts their Summer Break Art Camp this week.  Did you sign up?  Let us know how you like it!

At 7pm, Monday night at Middleton’s on Main, Trivia with Mason test out your trivia skills.

Tuesday in Wauconda, we have Hatha Yoga at 7pm going on at The Energee Center.  And at 8pm you can partake in some fun Karaoke over at Middleton’s on Main.

Mid of the week Wednesday, From Scratch Cafe is serving up dinner over at Bliss Wine and Gifts, then you can head on over to JJ Twigs Pizza and Pub Wauconda at 7pm, or an Open Mic session over at Middleton’s on Main at 8:30pm.  Oh, and Deacon’s Bar and Grill at the Golf Farm is serving up Fish Fry all day.  This is a good day to go there for Fish Fry, as their Fridays tend to get busy now and you’ll need to call for reservations.

Thursday starts the weekend off in Wauconda.  Who are you kidding?!  All day, everyday in Wauconda is like a weekend!  Have you visited us yet?  Make sure you do.  And tell your friends.  🙂  OK, where were we?  Thursday in Wauconda we have lots going on for your physical being — 9am Chair Yoga or 10:15 am Regular Yoga or Belly Dancing at 7pm at The Energee Center.  Feel like burgers and beers?  We have that going on too over at Bliss Wine and Gifts starting at 5:30pm.  Then make sure to check out “Better with Bacon” over at Middleton’s on Main which starts at 8:30pm.

Friday, we have live musical entertainment either at JJ Twigs Pizza and Pub Wauconda to see John Lambert at 7:30pm or Mike Novello at Middleton’s on Main at 9pm.  And just in case you missed Fish Fry Wednesday at Deacon’s Bar and Grill at the Golf Farm they will have more on Fridays – but make sure to call in for reservations.

Saturday, we have the Indoor Farmer’s Market starting at 8am over at The Energee Center.  You can pick up fresh produce, breads and fresh organic meats from Wallace Farms.  By the way, Wallace Farms food need to be pre-ordered a week ahead of time.  Then if more live musical entertainment is what you’re after, head back out to JJ Twigs Pizza and Pub Wauconda to listen to Krystal Kooke at 7:30pm.  Middleton’s on Main is also having Apuli Brothers at 9pm.  Just in case I haven’t told you yet, Wauconda is known for its musical talents!

Let’s end the week with some Spiritual Healing over at The Energee Center, 9:30am is when it starts.  Then later in the day, do something magical and head on over  at Middleton’s on Main to see “Magic Dave” performance starting at 5pm.  Bring the kids!

Well, there you have your week at a glance.  Let us know if we’re going to see you…








Father’s Day Contest, “Why My Dad Rocks”

Father’s Day Contest, “Why My Dad Rocks”

Remember Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16th and we want to celebrate here in NWSuburbsChicago.com by hosting a contest to celebrate the special DADS in our lives. Entering is simple. And anyone can enter!


“Father’s Day Contest” Rules:

All you have to do is fill out the form below and tell us, “Why My Dad Rocks”….. That’s your DAD!  🙂  There are no right or wrong answers.  Just tell us why you think your Dad rocks!  Perhaps he’s a great provider,  yet he does his fair share of keeping the house clean, he plays ball with you every weekend or takes you hiking or fishing or maybe you can talk to him about current events and also appreciate his great advice, whatever it may be that makes your Dad rock, we’d love to hear about it.

Check out our Prizes:

We will pick 3 winners to win one of the prizes offered by our local merchants from:


Winner(s) will be announced here on Friday, June14th.

This will give you enough time to visit our local merchants and redeem your prize just in time to give to your Dad for Father’s Day or simply enjoy for yourself.

Ready? Just tell us why your Dad rocks and we will feature your answer here on our website. Thank you for playing along and Good luck!


Entry Form for “Why My Dad Rocks”, Mother’s Day Contest:





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Jason Coroneos – COUNTRY Financial

Jason Coroneos – COUNTRY Financial

Achieve Financial Security

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, being financially stable is something that we all desire.  We all want to achieve financial security and have a certain amount of resources available in order to be able to support a certain standard of living now and the foreseeable future.

But how do we achieve financial security?


People to Meet in Wauconda

Meet Jason Coroneos with Country Financial (Wauconda)


Jason Coroneos, is a Financial Representative of Country Financial here in Wauconda, located at 218 S. Main.  Jason moved his office here in Wauconda from Round Lake as of March 1, 2013 and started with Country Financial back in 2005.

When I asked Jason why Country Financial?

I started working for COUNTRY Financial because I realized that COUNTRY and I have a lot in common. COUNTRY fits my work ethic and helps by providing me with all the tools I need to create customized solutions for each of my clients.

I pride myself on working hard to provide the best possible service to my clients. Being able to help people is a central part of my life, and I’m happy I can be of service to my clients and community. I also enjoy meeting new people and building one-on-one relationships. Open and honest discussions are an easy way for my clients and me to connect and ultimately help them secure their financial security goals.


Jason’s specialties include:

  • Annuities
  • Auto Insurance
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Disability Income
  • Health Insurance
  • Home Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care
  • Retirement Planning


Complimentary Insurance and Financial Review

Jason can help secure your future with a complimentary insurance and financial review.

Unless you’re an expert in every aspect of your financial affairs, there may well be gaps and weaknesses in your long-term plans for financial security.

Put simply, what you don’t know or understand about your financial affairs can end up hurting you and your family.

That’s why it makes sense to sit down with me and complete your confidential insurance and financial review. With the right help, almost any family can achieve financial security.


In-Depth Financial Review With A Trained Financial Expert

Is meeting with Jason the right step for YOU right now?

Some people feel their financial affairs are in pretty good shape, and wonder whether it is worth their time to meet with me. Others feel that their situation is in a bit of a “mess”, and hesitate to share their information with anyone outside their family.

Either way, there is nothing to lose by sitting down with a trained financial expert for a confidential, in-depth financial review – whether you have met with me before or not.

Your meeting with me could prove to be the smartest thing you ever do to ensure your family’s financial security.


Team of Financial Experts

Backed by a team of financial experts!

When you work with me, you get a one-on-one relationship and the added support of a team of financial experts.  I get to know you and your family, and can clearly communicate your needs while working with a team of specialists to prepare a plan that meets your financial goals.

Essentially, you get personal service and the comprehensive professional expertise you need to prepare for whatever the future brings your way.



COUNTRY Financial – Jason Coroneos Agency

218 S. Main Street Unit 1 Wauconda, IL 60084

Office — 847-865-5425

Cell — 847-445-2208

Office Hours:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday.  Evening and Weekend Hours are available by appointment.

Email:  jason.coroneos@countryfinancial.com

Website:  Jason Coroneos – Country Financial Wauconda IL

Connect with Jason on FacebookGoogle + or LinkedIn


* Contact Jason Coroneos for a complimentary insurance and financial review today.  And tell them “My  Town Wauconda” sent you!


Terms and Conditions Property / Casualty policies issued by COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company®, COUNTRY Casualty Insurance Company® or COUNTRY Preferred Insurance Company®, Bloomington, IL. Life/Disability Income/Long Term Care policies issued by COUNTRY Life Insurance Company® or COUNTRY Investors Life Assurance Company®, Bloomington, IL. Availability and amount of coverages and discounts vary by state. Information contained here is not a statement of coverage. For more information view our full terms and conditions: http://www.countryfinancial.com/SiteController?url=/staticNav/termsAndConditions


Jason Coroneos – COUNTRY Financial

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Where in My Town Wauconda 05/15/2013

Where in My Town Wauconda 05/15/2013

Curious as to what this is a photo of?



It’s actually a deterrent for birds and other creatures so they don’t perch or nest there or worse, want to share in any of your food or drinks.  We can’t let that happen now, would we?! Hmmm…..so where can you spot this in Wauconda?

Here’s the full picture….



Does it look familiar yet?  Check out the full post here at our My Town Wauconda on Facebook.

Heather guessed it right which is Middleton’s on Main.  And she will receive a free meal out of it.  Thanks Aaron!

See, this is just one of the many fun things we do here in Wauconda.  Make sure to bookmark NWSuburbsChicago.com to stay in the know of things to do, places to go and people to meet in Wauconda.  And please like My Town Wauconda on Facebook too.  You just never know who’d be generous enough to give you something just for playing along!

‘Til next time…


Things to Do in Wauconda Week of 05/13/2013

Things to Do in Wauconda Week of 05/13/2013

Hope everyone had a nice Mother’s Day celebration yesterday.  I don’t know about you but May is a very busy month for me, with anniversaries, birthdays, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, I’m booked!

Check out what we have going on this coming week in Wauconda.  Now that the sun seems to be making some frequent visits, not sure if I can say the same though with the temperatures ranging from 40’s to 80’s in any given day, dressing in layers seem to be in fashion these days.

Well, on with the show and make sure you save enough energy to partake in some of these activities.



American Craft Beer Week at Middleton’s on Main

MONDAY, May 13th:

6 pm – Starts off at Bliss Wine and Gifts with a cooking class taught by From Scratch Cafe chef, Elizabeth.

6 pm – American Craft Beer Week at Middleton’s on Main

7 pm – Play Trivia with Mason also at Middleton’s on Main


TUESDAY, May 14th

6 pm – American Craft Beer Week at Middleton’s on Main

7 pm – Hatha Yoga Basics at Energee Center



All Day – Fish Fry at Deacon’s Bar and Grill at the Golf Farm

5 pm – From Scratch Cafe dinner served at Bliss Wine and Gifts

6 pm – American Craft Beer Week at Middleton’s on Main

6 pm – Calcu wine tasting/bottle signing at Bliss Wine and Gifts

7 pm – Smarty Pants Trivia at JJ Twigs Pizza and Pub Wauconda

8:30 pm – Open Mic at Middleton’s on Main


THURSDAY, May 16th

9 am – Chair Yoga at Energee Center

10 am – Yoga at Energee Center

5:30 pm – Beer Tasting, Burgers & Tunes at Bliss Wine and Gifts

6 pm – American Craft Beer Week at Middleton’s on Main

7 pm – Belly Dance class at Energee Center

8:30 pm – Better with Bacon at Middleton’s on Main


FRIDAY, May 17th

All Day – Fish Fry at Deacon’s Bar and Grill at the Golf Farm

6 pm – American Craft Beer Week at Middleton’s on Main

6 pm – Hudson McCoy at Bliss Wine and Gifts


SATURDAY, May 18th

6th Annual Beer in Hand Volleyball at Deacon’s Bar and Grill at the Golf Farm

8 am – Indoor Market at Energee Center

6 pm – American Craft Beer Week at Middleton’s on Main

6 pm – Dog 1 at Bliss Wine and Gifts

7 pm – Send to Coventry at JJ Twigs Pizza and Pub Wauconda


SUNDAY, May 19th

9:30 am – Celebration Community at Energee Center

5 pm – Magic Dave at Middleton’s on Main

6 pm – American Craft Beer Week at Middleton’s on Main


Enjoy the week Wauconda!  And hope to see you in some of these events.  Please share this page with your friends!  The more the merrier!  🙂




Contest Winners “Why My Mom Rocks”

Contest Winners “Why My Mom Rocks”

I Love My Mom Mothers Day Contest Winner


We held a “Why My Mom Rocks” Mother’s Day Contest here at NWSuburbsChicago.com, where anyone has a chance to WIN fabulous prizes by submitting a story about why their mom rocks.  These ladies shared with us some fascinating stories about their moms.  We sure do have a lot of awesome moms out there.

Thanks for sharing with us, Jennifer, Cynthia, Heather, Nicole and Carissa.  Your moms will be so proud!

And a BIG thank you to Aspire Boutique, Bliss Wine and Gifts, DreamScapes Whimsical Boutique and Studio, JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub Wauconda and Vitality Inc. Health for a Lifetime for providing fabulous prizes for our Mother’s Day Contest!

And without further ado here are the sentiments shared with us by our readers:


Jennifer from McHenry wrote this about her mom Jean:

My mom rocks because she is always there for me. She loves to make gifts for everyone. She makes baby blankets and hats for all the babies in the family. She makes cookies for my kids to take back to school at Christmas. She can fix almost anything. She will climb on the roof to clean the gutters. This is a crazy thing for a 70 year old woman to do. She wants to ride rollercosters. She will try almost anything once. She lives about an hour from here, but she will come here whenever I need her. She is the best!

Jennifer won a one-hour personal training with Linda DeFever from Vitality Inc. Health for a Lifetime.


Cynthia from Port Barrington wrote this about her mom Eva:

She may be spending Mother’s Day in the hospital and being a trooper about it. My mom is a single mom of three grown girls with families of our own but while we were still young she played the mom and dad role and worked her tushy off to give us everything we needed and was still there for all our important events. And unlike her sisters who are all retired my mom continues to work hard so she has enough to retire like them. She has shown me how to be a loving mother but also a hard working stern one. I love her with all my heart and only hope that she can make it out of the hospital in time to spend a nice afternoon at home with her daughters and grandchildren relaxing like she deserves. 🙂

Cynthia won a special prize from Aspire Boutique!


Heather from Wauconda wrote this about her mom Margie:

My mom rocks because she’s the most caring, giving and loving person I know. Growing up she always did everything she could for my brothers and me and put us before anything else. She always had something fun planned for us to do and I have so many wonderful memories growing up. She is very hard working and went back to work full time when my dad could no longer work for medical reasons. At a time when it felt like we could loose everything she prevailed and we made it through some rough times because of her. Almost 2 years ago my mom gave me the most beautiful wedding I could have ever asked for. There are no words to express my gratitude. And now that I am married and living in Wauconda we don’t get to see each other as often as we used to but she always makes it a point to call or make fun plans to spend time together. Her hugs are the best in the world and they always let me know how much she cares about me. On this Mother’s Day I want to express to her how much she means to me and that I think about her every single day.

Heather won a gift certificate courtesy of Bliss Wine and Gifts.


Nicole from New London wrote this about her mom Laura:

My Mom rocks because she is always there for everyone. She takes great care of our family. Lost her Mom the day before Mother’s Day in 2009. She took care of her mother in her home a week before she passed even though she worked 50 plus hours and has online college. Took care of her father for cooking and company up until he passed in February 2013. Still helps me and my son. She also takes care of my 14 year old sister and my Dad. She deserves time for herself for once! Love you Mom!

Nicole won a special prize from DreamScapes Whimsical Boutique and Studio.


Carissa from Schaumburg wrote this about her mom Eva:

My mom rocks because she just does. I couldn’t ask for a better mom. She’s understanding and patient, even though she has to deal with my issues on a regular basis, and she loves me to her core. She’d do anything for me and I’d do anything for her. And even though sometimes we don’t get along, I know she’ll always be there, and that’s what makes her rock.

Carissa won a pizza gift certificate from JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub Wauconda.  Enjoy!


Thank you all again for participating and your prizes are awaiting for you!  Click on the business’ names if you’re not sure where they’re located.  And make sure to tell them you won the “Mother’s Day, Why My Mom Rocks, Contest from NWSuburbsChicago.com.”

How about you?  Does your mom rock?  Please share with us your comments below, we’d love to hear it!


Happy Mother’s Day everyone!


Where in My Town Wauconda 05/08/2013

Where in My Town Wauconda 05/08/2013

Here’s what we have this week.  We have quite a few health buffs so we had some great guesses.  This is called a T- Grip bar, which I use to tone up my arms.  And where is this you ask?  Scroll down to find the answer…




You can find this at Vitality Inc., Health for a Lifetime!  Linda DeFever, owner and trainer at Vitality Inc., does more than personal training, she also specializes in corrective exercises, nutritional coaching and weight loss.




Vitality Inc. is located at 211 S. Main Street, Wauconda IL.  Contact Linda for your FREE Consultation at 847.722.4376 and tell Linda we sent you!

Don’t wait another day to get healthy for a lifetime!  🙂






Summer Break Art Camp at DreamScapes

DreamScapes Whimsical Boutique & Studio in Wauconda is gearing up for their annual Summer Break Art Camp.  Mark your calendars for June 10 – August 2.  This class fills up fast and limited to 10 kids per class. so please call soon to reserve your spot.

Check out the details below, hot off the press from DreamScapes.



Every day is a new artistic adventure!

We use top of the line materials and make outstanding projects that kids of all ages love and can explore their creativity with.

Different projects are offered everyday using a huge variety of art mediums and supplies.

A professional art instructor teaches new techniques while leaving room for each young artist to be unique.

At the end of summer we have an art show and everyone is invited to show their masterpieces.


Morning Session — 9:00 – 12:00 

Afternoon Session — 12:00-3:00pm

Full Day — 9:00-3:00pm — be sure to pack a lunch…we break for lunch and play some games to get all our wiggles out. 


Per Session = $30

3 Half Days = $85

1 week of Full Day = $275 (SAVE $25 off!)


Special Bonus Discounts

*5 weeks of Full Day, SAVE $60 off

*6 weeks of Full Day, SAVE $70 off

*7 weeks of Full Day, SAVE $80 off

*8 weeks of Full Day = $2100 (SAVE $100 off!)

*For siblings, take an additional 15% off


We only take 10 kids per session to ensure everyone enough space and attention.

As soon as you know what dates you would like your child to attend, give DreamScapes Whimsical Boutique & Studio to reserve their spot.


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