October 30, 2019
Dear Village Resident ,

Trick or Treat hours are tomorrow from 3 - 7 PM

Subdivision Roadside Tree Trimming
In the next couple of weeks, the Public Works Department will be going through all the subdivisions and trimming branches on roadside trees that may hit school buses or snowplow trucks. They will be hand-trimming the branches and will only be doing the side that faces the street. Residents can trim their trees themselves before they come through, if they wish.
Purchase Stickers by Friday to Avoid a Ticket
The 2019-20 vehicle sticker fee doubled on October 1 to $40 per vehicle. If stickers are not purchased by November 1, tickets will be issued. The police will be making periodic subdivision checks to make sure stickers have been purchased for all vehicles and that they are being displayed properly.
Latex Paint Recycling Event
EPaint Solutions and MCDH will hold a latex paint recycling event at McHenry County College at 8900 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake on Saturday, November 2, from 9:00 AM until noon. Only pre-registered County residents may participate. Call 815-334-4585 to register. Paint must be in the original containers and be no larger than one gallon. Registration will be closed when the maximum number of paint cans has been reached. The amount of paint accepted from each person may be limited. Held in conjunction with the Green Living Expo, taking place from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Your World Fitness News
Your World Fitness is excited to announce that they are now officially a SilverSneakers® and Prime® location!! If you are a SilverSneakers® member through your Medicare Health Plan, or a Prime® member through your health plan you have a FREE gym membership waiting for you at Your World Fitness! Just bring in your membership card and they'll get you all set up! Spread the word! Also, stop by to see the upgrades they have made so far. View their Facebook page here .
Photo of the Week
Visit 8904 Winn Road for some Halloween fun...before it's too late! If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email i t here .
Have you ever wanted to play an instrument? GTR has students of all ages! Come to GTR for the best guitar, bass, piano, uke, mandolin and vocal lessons around! They are also purveyors of fine handmade guitars and accessories. Call 815-675-0940 or visit them at 2025 Main Street. View their Facebook page here .
Deer-Vehicle Accidents
Most deer-vehicle accidents occur from October thru December from 5:00 - 8:00 AM and 5:00 - 10:00 PM. It's instinctive to swerve out of the way when a deer suddenly darts in front of you, but this can cause you to lose control and cause a more severe crash. If a collision is inevitable, IDOT says, “try to glance the vehicle off the deer and avoid swerving into the opposite lanes of traffic.” For more safe driving tips during deer-mating season click here .
Mark Your Calendar for T's Toffee Holiday Open House
Come visit Theresa & Lance and enjoy a day of savings on Saturday, December 7, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Tasty samples and more will be available at their 5th annual Open House. Located at 8818 Hidden Trail. Visit www.ts-toffee.com or call 847-274-9969. View the flyer .
Blast from the Past
This house at 8005 Blivin Street looks like the perfect Halloween house! It was built in the late 1880s probably by Andrew Neish and later purchased by Frank Schumacher. Frank ran a dry goods store at 1928 Main Street (the Main Street Foods building) that he also purchased from Mr. Neish. Frank and his wife, Anna, lived in this house with their seven children. Sadly, in 1911 Anna died in the house after catching fire when she was relighting the stove while doing the family laundry. Frank then sold the store and house and moved to Bakerville, Wisconsin. He remarried in 1917. The house still stands but...unfortunately... is a little more friendly-looking after renovations over the years.
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