Rocco Fiore & Sons Celebrates 60+ Years On The North

If you’re driving down Green Bay Road and you come across a home with a stunning landscape, chances are good that Rocco Fiore & Sons, Inc., is responsible for the eye-catching setting. Rocco Fiore, Sr. started his landscaping business in 1947. He emigrated to the U.S. when he was 17 and settled in Highwood to […]

A Camp for Kids With Cancer

Who doesn’t relish the simple joys of summer camp: sleeping under the stars, canoeing, campfires and lifelong friends. But when you’ve been diagnosed with cancer—which means multiple surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy—those simple joys are elusive. That’s why Dr. Edward Baum, pediatric oncologist at Children’s Memorial Hospital, founded Children’s Oncology Service, Inc. and the One Step […]

Arlyn Miller of Glencoe Keeps Poetry Alive in Our Kids’ Classrooms

When poetry submissions from kids rolled in for Make It Better’s 2010 Poetry Contest, poet and guest judge Arlyn Miller started to tingle. “That’s my heart-grabber,” she says of kids writing poetry. A former lawyer and mother of three, Miller found a new calling in the last decade as a poet and a poetry teacher. […]

North Shore Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather while it lasts at one of our many area apple orchards and pumpkin patches. Round up the family, and keep reading for our comprehensive guide to harvest time fun on the farm:   Ziegler’s Orchard Bacon Road 1/4 ml. S of l20 & 2ml W of Haninesville 32363 […]