Category Archives: Community

A look at LZ’s “Rock The Block”

While we don’t have to “copy” other villages and towns for ideas of what to do in our own, it is prudent to see what works (and what doesn’t) for our neighbors AND find out the “why” and “how” in each case. … Continue reading

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Webinar: “Building Your Fundraising Leadership Towards Walkable Communities”

Webinar: “Building Your Fundraising Leadership Towards Walkable Communities” Date: Monday, July 27th Time: 1PM CST Cost: FREE (Advanced online registration required) America Walks’ second series of “Walking College” webinars launches July 27th. Designed for the Walking College Fellowship program, and open … Continue reading

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Webinar: Creating Great Communities Through Public Involvement

Webinar: “Creating Great Communities Through Public Involvement” Date: Thursday July 03, 2014 & Thursday July 17, 2014 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT Cost: FREE (Advanced online registration required) The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) presents a two-part Thursday webinar series … Continue reading

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Form-based vs Use-based code Example 1

[We’re going to look at a circumstance in neighboring Antioch IL as an opportunity to learn why using the CORRECT “Code” for planning and building a village is so important!] If you’ve lived in this area for any amount of … Continue reading

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Online Conversation: “Putting Technology to Work in Building Community”

Online Conversation: “Putting Technology to Work in Building Community” Who: Peter Block and John McKnight, authors of “The Abundant Community” When: Tues, May 13, Noon – 1PM Central. – FREE – Peter, John and guest Ed Everett (strategist at nextdoor.com) … Continue reading

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Why are OUR parades “Bike Free”?

Some of our group went up to Antioch with our kids last weekend to watch the Easter Parade through town, followed by lots of kid-friendly, post-parade activity at Williams Park at the end of the route. One of the parade … Continue reading

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Webinar: Putting the Mettle to the Pedal – Ideas for Promoting Bicycling

Webinar: “Putting the Mettle to the Pedal – Ideas for Promoting Bicycling” Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM Central Cost: Free (Advance Registration Required HERE)  The National Center for Safe Routes to School is pleased to offer the … Continue reading

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Why “Reimagine” Round Lake Beach?

Why is it “Reimagine” Round Lake Beach? Many reasons, most of which we’ve covered in this blog, and on our Facebook page, over the last year… but here’s one more. From Leigh Gallagher, author of “The End of the Suburbs: … Continue reading

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Webinar: How to Organize an Alternative Gift Fair

[Updated Wed, Nov 13 2013!] Webinar: How to Organize an Alternative Gift Fair Date: Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 Time: Noon – 1PM Central Time Cost: Free Webinar Description: “Tired of the commercialization of the holidays? Want to build community? Join this webinar … Continue reading

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2013 Chili Supper

One of our favorite annual village events is coming up in just a week! The Round Lake Area B.E.S.T. Coalition (Bringing Everyone’s Strengths Together) and the Round Lake Area Exchange Club host their 10th Annual Chili Supper on Monday, Oct. 7th. The … Continue reading

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