January 16, 2019
Dear Village Resident,
Mark your calendar for this year's Village events!

  • April 13 - Easter Egg Hunt
  • May 30 - INK 5K
  • June 21 - Friday Night Fish Boil
  • July 4 - 4th of July Celebration
  • August 17 - Firefighters Steak Fry
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Senior Transportation Program
Did you know Richmond and Burton Townships run a Senior Transportation Program? You must be a resident of the townships and be 50+, unless you are wheelchair bound, to take advantage of the program. Passengers ride to appointments, shopping & errands and special events. View more information here .
How to Avoid Conflicts with Coyotes
This time of year is mating season for coyotes so they are more active and more observable. They mainly eat mice, rabbits, fawns, and other small prey so don't leave your small pets unattended outside even for a minute and always keep them on a leash when out walking. Also limit unintentional food sources such as bird food, pet food, ripe fruit, and trash. Attacks on humans are extremely rare. View more information on how to avoid conflicts with coyote here .
Photo of the Week
Natalie Mailfald shared her photo of this Spring Grove sunset. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email it here .
Library News
There are lots of fun things going on at the Nippersink Library! Beginning readers can practice their skills and build confidence by reading to Wall-E, a certified therapy dog on Monday, January 14 and Thursday, January 24 from 4 - 6 PM. Call 815-678-4014 to register. Learn more about adult, kid and teen programs and other events in the newsletter here .
Used Paint Disposal
Here are some ideas for what to do with leftover paint:
  • Keep Painting! Use up the paint and then just let the can dry and then recycle or dispose of it.
  • Fill the can with kitty litter or other absorbent material. After the paint dries, you can dispose of it.
  • Give it to someone or someplace like a school or theater.
  • Save it for later. Just cover the opening with plastic wrap and make sure the lid fits securely, then turn the paint can upside down. This creates a tight seal and keeps the paint fresh to use again. It also helps to transfer the paint to a smaller can.
Scouts BSA Troops for Girls
Westosha Legacy Athletic Club is hosting an informational Open House and Open Gym from 7 - 9 PM on Saturday, January 19, for all girls ages 11-17 interested in becoming a founding member of one of the first Scouts BSA troops for Girls in Northern McHenry County. View the flyer here with more information here . WLAC is located at 2449 Pierce Drive.
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