Bangs Lake Properties in Wauconda

Bangs Lake Properties

As of today, there are about 15 homes listed that are either on the shore of Bangs Lake, with a view of the lake, within walking distance of the lake, or at the least, have water rights on Bangs Lake.  On the lower end, small cottages are available for as low as $79,000, and on the higher end, there is a luxury 4 bedroom home backing right up to the lake for under $400,000…truly something for everyone.

 

What Bangs Lake Has to Offer

Bangs Lake has so much to offer, thus attracting many water enthusiasts, from full time residents to Chicago weekenders, to summer cottage dwellers.  On any given summer day, you will see everything on the lake….morning fisherman, kayakers, and stand up paddle boarders, afternoon water skiers, jet skiers, and families on pontoons, and sunset watchers in the evening.

 

Dock’s Bar & Grill, Lindy’s Landing and Wauconda Boat

Fun can always be had at Lindy’s Landing and Dock’s Bar & Grill.  Water craft services are available at Wauconda Boat. With prices and interest rates at low, great value levels, there is no better time than now to make that lake property investment.

 

Buy a Home Near Bangs Lake in Wauconda!

With Spring and Summer around the corner, are thoughts of spending time on or near the water crossing your mind?  Have you ever considered buying a home on or near the Lake?  If so, Wauconda may be the place for you.

 

Bangs Lake Wauconda

Photo Credit: Old Victorian Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

Where in My Town Wauconda 03/06/2013

Once a week we play “Where in My Town Wauconda” where I post a photo and fans try to guess where the photo was taken.  So this week, I was out and about and I took a photo of these pretty pink roses.  Any idea where I found them?

 

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Bevel Salon, pronounced like “level” with a “B”, celebrated their Grand Opening on March 5, 2013!   Bevel Salon is a posh upscale salon located right here in Wauconda on Main Street, in between Frank’s Karma Cafe and Bliss Wine and Gifts.

Their hours are:

Tue: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed – Thu: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Make sure to stop in there and tell them you learned about them here!  Girl’s Night Out anyone?

 

TTFN!

Jocelyn

 

Wauconda Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Shamrock the Block in Wauconda

Wauconda celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a “Shamrock the Block” event.  This is a series of fun events put together by some of Wauconda’s local establishments in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.  All are welcome to get involved and GET GREEN!

Following is a list of what to expect the week of St. Patrick’s Day in Wauconda:

March 8-17th:

Paint the Town Green! Store fronts, spot lights….Get GREEN!

Star Runners “Shamrocks” for sale at merchants. Proceeds go to St. Baldrick’s Fund.

Golden Tickets start. Stop in any of the participating businesses and pick up a Golden Ticket with your purchase and qualify in a drawing to win $25 gift cards from participating businesses.

March 15th:  Main Street Pub Crawl

March 16th:

March 17th:  HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!  Golden ticket drawing at Middleton’s on Main at 3 pm ~ be there!

Do you think they’ll be serving GREEN BEERS?!?  Like their page on Facebook and stay in the know of “Shamrock the Block” event in Wauconda 2013!  Check out our Events Calendar for Shamrock the Block list of things to do in Wauconda for St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

And by the way, guess who signed up to do the “Leprechaun Plunge” on March 16th?

TTFN!
Jocelyn

Wauconda Celebrates St Patrick's Day

Leprechaun Plunge – March 16th – Team: Lucky Charms – Image Credit: Amazon

Things to Do in Wauconda Week of 03/04/2013

March is going to be packed full of fun here in Wauconda!  Let’s start with our regular events….

March 4, 2013 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – “Play Trivia with Mason” – Middleton’s on Main (847) 526-6433

Test your skills, grab your friends and compete amongst the crowd. Full menu, bar is open, just show up and have fun! Play trivia and win a prize!

 

Sake Tasting, Sushi Bar, Bliss Wine and Gifts, Wauconda

Sake Tasting, Sushi Bar, Bliss Wine and Gifts, Wauconda

March 5, 2013 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – “Sake Tasting & Sushi Bar” – Bliss Wine and Gifts (847)526-7133 – JUST GOT WORD THAT THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED DUE TO IMPENDING BAD WEATHER.

Enjoy a taste and learn lesson on Sake and order up delicious sushi by Lindy’s Landing Sushi Chef – Reservations a must for Sake Class – $15 includes $10 credit towards Sake purchase. Call early – very popular class.

 

Sake Tasting, Bliss Wine and Gifts, Wauconda

Sake Tasting, Bliss Wine and Gifts, Wauconda

 

March 6, 2013 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – “Boresha International Fat Burning Coffee & Tea Tasting Party” – Energee Center (847) 526-7674

Brenda Lung shares BSKINNY COFFEE & NUVO GENE TEA!

BSKINNY COFFEE – Switch from Fat storing to fat burning * Patented Hunger Control * Low Glycemic Balanced Energy * Thermogenic Fat-Burning * Buffered Caffeine

* Combats Stress-Related Eating

NUVO GENE TEA – DIT Thermogenic Fat-Burning * Maximum Natural Energy * Hunger & Stress related Eating Control * Anti-Glucose Matrix * Beating the Obesity Gene! Stop in, Taste & see what you think!

March 6, 2013 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – “Smarty Pants Trivia” – JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub – Wauconda – (847) 526-4159

Bring your friends out for a night of FUN with Smarty Pants Trivia!

This is an opportunity to show your friends who wears the pants!

Smarty Pant’s Trivia is an interactive team trivia game designed to

be played by teams of 4 or more people. It is 16 categories long and
lasts between 90 & 120 minutes.

Categories include sports, movies, music, food, cars and tv. There
are also 2 physical challenges a scavenger hunt and weekly prizes!!

 

March 6, 2013 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm – “Open Mic” – Middleton’s on Main (847) 526-6433

Featured weekly at Middleton’s on Main is Open Mic with local talents gracing us with their musical talents. So if you think you can sing, head on over to Middleton’s on Main. Sign up for Open Mic starts at 8:30 pm.

 

March 7, 2013 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – “Beer Tasting” – Bliss Wine & Gifts (847) 526-7133

Join us for Beer Tasting from 5:30pm – 8pm and taste some great brews featuring different brews every week! Our neighbors at Bulldogs Grill feature an amazing gourmet menu. Come out for a great time!

 

March 8, 2013 7:00 pm – 11:55 pm – ” Bulldog Nation Foundation Dinner/Dance Gala” – Concorde Banquet Hall

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS EXCITING EVENT OF DINNER, DANCE AND AUCTION!

Bulldog Nation Foundation is a group of dedicated community members who are interested in providing Wauconda High School with financial resources for innovation in the classroom to support a robust academic experience for all WHS students.

Visit us at http://www.waucondabulldognationfoundation.org/ for more information.

TICKETS ARE $75 per person (Includes soup, salad, entree, dessert and 4 hour open bar)

To reserve your spot at this exciting event, tickets must be purchased by March 1st. Please post any comments or questions you may have below and one of the Committee Members will get back to you promptly.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THIS ANNUAL GALA! WE WANT THIS TO BE THE BEST EVENT YET!!!

March 8, 2013 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm – “Placid Rock Trio” – JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub – Wauconda – (847) 526-4159

Enjoy dinner and the easy listening sounds of classic rock, jazz, blues and R&B by Placid Rock.

March 9, 2013 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – “Vision Board” – Energee Center (847) 526-7674

Vision Board Class with Jodi Salata

 

March 9, 2013 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm – “Comedy Club” Energee Center (847) 526-7674

Headliner: Jim McHugh


Feature: Mike Preston

Emcee: Will Tremont

$15.00 each for Advance Tickets Sales at Vickie’s Personal Touch before 2pm on 3/9/2013 (Next door to Energee Center)

Jimmy McHugh, a comedian for over 25 years, born & raised on the N.W. side of Chicago, blends observational humor emphasized with his unique vocal & facial expressions! Ernie Tucker of the Chicago Sun Times wrote, “Jim McHugh delivers some of the funniest sports material I have ever heard!” Jimmy appears at various national comedy clubs, Comedy Central, HBO, MTV, ESPN2 and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Mike Preston is a comic, author & self-appointed anti-social worker. He has all but abandoned political correctness and opted to shine a bright light on society & the entertainment aspect of the human condition. Mike is the Host of TV talk show Psycho Babble. His guests have included Mike Ditka, Craig Ferguson, Gilbert Godfried, Henry Winkler, Jerry Seinfield, Ted Nugent & more!

Will Tremont is Magician, Storyteller & Entertainer Extraordinaire! DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!!!

FREE PARKING! FREE POPCORN! 

Minimal charge for Snacks, Soda, Coffee & Water.

 

March 9, 2013 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm – “Ben Kane LIVE!” – JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub – Wauconda – (847) 526-4159

Acoustic set from Ben Kane of Razin’ Kane

 

March 10, 2013 9:30 am – 11:00 am – “Spiritual Mastery Group” – Energee Center (847) 526-7674

Do you want to move from being on the spiritual path, to being and walking on the path of the mystic? Then you must attend this!

This study group is for the spiritually strong that desire to walk and exemplify the teachings of the Master Teacher.

During each Study Group, Reverend Patty will give a deep meditation & a reflective talk on the lesson to start up the discussion. This is not just material you read and move on to the next book, but something that must be studied so your life can be transformed into the expression that knocks at the doorway of your soul!

Each lesson is a stepping stone that will bring you into wakefulness from illusion to REALTY, from fear to LOVE. If you want to know how to step out of your fear and walk only in Divine Love, this IS the study group for you!

The book is available for purchase at the time of class or

call 847-845-8818 to purchase ahead of time

 

March 10, 2013 11:00 am – 9:30 pm – ” Craftstravaganza” – JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub – Wauconda – (847) 526-4159

Come out for lunch or dinner and let the kids get creative!
Every Sunday a craft will be available for kids 12 and under.
*a new project is featured each month

Check JJ Twigs website for project description.

 

NOTE:  We strongly recommend that you contact the place of venue in the event of any cancellation or changes.

 

Mark your calendar for St. Patrick’s week, as we have jammed pack, loads of fun, going on here in Wauconda!  Check out our events calendar!  Hope to see you!

 

TTFN!

Jocelyn

 

Image courtesy of photostock at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Things to Do in Wauconda Week of 02/25/2013

Things to Do in Wauconda Week of 02/25/2013

Grab your calendar and mark these dates down for things to do in Wauconda.  We’d love it if you share this article too with your friends.

February 25, 2013 – 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Play Trivia with Mason @ Middleton’s on Main

Test your skills, grab your friends and compete amongst the crowd.  Full menu, bar is open, just show up and have fun!  Play trivia and win a prize!

February 27, 2013 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Smarty Pants Team Trivia @ JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub – Wauconda

Bring your friends out for a night of FUN with Smarty Pants Trivia!

This is an opportunity to show your friends who wears the pants!

Smarty Pant’s Trivia is an interactive team trivia game designed to
be played by teams of 4 or more people. It is 16 categories long and
lasts between 90 & 120 minutes.

Categories include sports, movies, music, food, cars and tv. There
are also 2 physical challenges a scavenger hunt and weekly prizes!!

 

Smarty Pants Trivia JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub - Wauconda

Smarty Pants Trivia JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub – Wauconda

February 27, 2013 – 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Open Mic @ Middletons on Main

Featured weekly at Middleton’s on Main is Open Mic with local talents gracing us with their musical talents. So if you think you can sing, head on over to Middleton’s on Main. Sign up for Open Mic starts at 8:30 pm.

February 28, 2013 – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Beer Tasting & Bulldogs Grill Eats @ Bliss Wine and Gifts

Join us for Beer Tasting from 5:30pm – 8pm and taste some great brews featuring different brews every week! Our neighbors at Bulldogs Grill feature an amazing gourmet menu. Come out for a great time!

March 2, 2013 – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

GLX Great Lakes SnoCross Racing @ Deacons Bar and Grill at The Golf Farm

Catch the excitement of Snowmobile Racing

All Access Pass – $10.00 – 12 & Under Free.  All Military & Students are Half Price!!

Full bar and restaurant opens at 7am Sat & Sun.

SnoCross at Deacon's Bar and Grill at The Golf Farm

SnoCross at Deacon’s Bar & Grill at The Golf Farm

March 3, 2013 – 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

CRAFTSTRAVAGANZA SUNDAY! @ JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub – Wauconda

Come out for lunch or dinner and let the kids get creative!

Every Sunday a craft will be available for kids 12 and under.

*a new project is featured each month

So that does it for the week! We strongly recommend that you contact the place of venue in case of cancellation or changes to above listed events.

If you want your events listed with us, fill in the form in the “List on Calendar of Events” tabs section or contact us for details.

Enjoy the Week!

TTFN…

Jocelyn

Wauconda ~ Best of the Best Readers’ Choice 2013

Wauconda was named the Best of the Best in 2013 Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Awards!  Best City to Live In, Best Community Festival, Best Downtown Atmosphere and Best Park District!

 

 

Wauconda Best of the Best Readers Choice 2013

“Best of the Best: City to Live, Community Festival, Downtown Atmosphere and Park District                           in our 2013 Daily Herald Readers Choice Awards!”

 

 

Congratulations to all the people who live, work and play in Wauconda, with whom this award would not have been possible.

 

Way to go Wauconda!!!