National Donor Day (US)

  In addition to Valentine’s Day, February 14th is National Donor Day, an observance day originally designated in 1998 to raise awareness for organ, eye, tissue, marrow, platelet and blood donation. Today, nearly 120,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant, and countless others are in need of cornea,…

Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

  Ingredients: 1 2 1/2 to 3-pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 10 ounces portabella mushrooms, sliced 2 cups diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, divided 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 teaspoon…

Northbrook, Illinois

  Northbrook is an affluent suburb of Chicago, located at the northern edge of Cook County. When incorporated in 1901, the village was known as Shermerville in honor of Frederick Schermer, who donated the land for its first train station. The village changed its name to Northbrook in 1923 as an effort to improve…

Low-Fat Cheesecake

  Crust: 2/3 cup graham crackers, crushed 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons butter, melted Pinch of salt Filling: 2 (8 ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 2/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 large eggs 2 large egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon juice…

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

  In the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon is the largest city.  Saskatoon straddles the South Saskatchewan River and is considered the region’s cultural and economic hub. The most recent census estimates Saskatoon’s population as 295,095, the 17th largest CMA in Canada. Some of the many nicknames include Paris of the Prairies, Toon Town, S’Toon,…

Dating Tips for Teenagers

  Teenagers are experiencing a plethora of emotions. Thanks to puberty, new feelings and stronger emotions are in full swing during the teen years. This intense combination leads to strong feelings of like toward the opposite sex and even stronger feelings of disappointment when that like is not reciprocated. There are, luckily, some tips…

Teaching Your Child How to Use 911

  Many people carry the mindset that an emergency situation will not happen to them, but it is always a better idea to be prepared for an emergency should one occur than to assume nothing monumental will happen. Children also need to be aware of what to do in emergency situations and what qualifies…

Events – February 2018

February 2018 Calendar of Events   United States Properties Marseilles, Illinois The Shred415 + BCB Face-Off ROUND 2-February 3rd The first go at it was a HUGE success so they are doing it again and this time they’re bringing in HINSDALE too! Join Shred415 + BCB for the ‘Burbs vs. City Faceoff. All proceeds from…

5 Valentine’s Crafts to Do with Kids

  Valentine’s Day means something different to everyone. For some it is a time to be romantic with their significant other while others see Valentine’s Day as a time to celebrate being single with their friends. However one identifies with Valentine’s Day, it is always nice to think outside of the box when it…

Talking to Your Child About Puberty

  Puberty. This is not a comfortable topic for many parents to discuss with their children. Talking about bodily changes and where babies come from is an admittance that the child is growing up and making a shift in the direction of adulthood, which is scary. According to kidshealth.org, kids should be aware of the…