Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Donate an item to a charity Easter basket and get a plastic egg with a treat or special prize.
Tuesday, March 19
The second annual Bunny Bar Hop for charity will be held Saturday, March 23 in downtown Grayslake. Event organizers are hoping to fill more than 200 Easter baskets for a battered woman's shelter for single mothers. Participating establishments include Charlie's, Emil's, Light the Lamp and The Vine. The event begins at 7 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring an Easter basket item (candy, coloring books, fake grass, jelly beans, bubbles or small toys, etc.) to one of the bars. In return, they'll receive a plastic egg containing a treat or prize from one of the local businesses. There will also be specials at each establishment. Attendees can start at any business they prefer and move on at their own pace. For more info, visit the Facebook page …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Grayslake's first licensed beer brewery, Light the Lamp, will hold its grand opening Saturday at its new downtown location at Lake and Center streets.
From the basement to the block, Light the Lamp Brewery has a new home in a downtown Grayslake storefront where patrons can taste and take home a variety of hockey-inspired microbrews. The grand opening will be held at 2:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Dec. 1, at Lake Center Place at 10 N. Lake St., Suite 107. Sunday hours will be noon to 10 p.m. Regular hours will be announced Monday. Store capacity is just 49 people, so on opening day patrons may want to call ahead at (847) 752-8489 to make sure there isn't a line out the door! "We're very excited. It's been a long time coming. We've been doing this at home for years," said Don Chatten, who co-owns the "nano-brewery" with friends Bill Hernes, Jeff Sheppard, Dave Cavanaugh and Kurt Engdahl. …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday's Grayslake Village Board agenda included the recognition of three police officers for their service.
The long-standing service of two Grayslake police sergeants and a police officer was recognized by the Grayslake Village Board on Sept. 18 as proud family members looked on. "Our town is stronger and safer because of officers like these who've been here 15, 20 years or more," said Mayor Rhett Taylor. New Grayslake Police Chief Phillip Perlini handed out service awards to Sgt. Guy Fiasche, for his 20 years; Sgt. Charles Foy, for his15 years; and Officer Stuart Crowley, for his 15 years. "Thanks for keeping me around," joked Fiasche, who joined the Grayslake Police Department in 1992 and was promoted to sergeant in 2000. Throughout his career, said Perlini, Fiasche has received many letters of appreciation from the community. Some of Fiasche…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A group of Grayslake friends is proposing to open Light the Lamp microbrewery in Lake Center Place in the downtown.
Grayslake resident Jeff Sheppard, who is proposing to open a microbrewery downtown, got a bubbly reception from the village board Tuesday. The proposal was discussed during the board's informal committee-of-the-whole meeting Sept. 4. Mayor Rhett Taylor called the proposed addition to Lake Center Place, located at 10 N. Lake St., "unique and distinct." Hobby Gone Wild Sheppard, who owns Light the Lamp Brewery with three friends, told Patch their home brewing "hobby gone wild" is ready to be unleashed as a bricks and mortar business where customers can purchase and taste test a selection of microbrews that will change with the seasons. The brews will also be sold to distributors. "We've got a good product and hope to be open by the end of …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Inspired by Oktoberfest, a small band of Grayslake hockey dads decided to craft their own beer with hockey-themed names.
It all began in Helsinki. Four Grayslake hockey dads went to Helsinki in 2009 to watch the Chicago Blackhawks play, the season they won the Stanley Cup. Don Chatten, Kurt Engdahl, Bill Hermes and Jeff Shepherd soaked in the culture and sampled the Helsinki beers, even having a drink with Coach Q, Joel Quenneville. There, an idea was born. "Why don't we make microbrews with obscure hockey names?" asked Chatten. "That's what we asked ourselves. And here we are." And so Light the Lamp Brewery, at lightthelampbrewery.com, was born. They incorporated in November 2010 and began experimenting with recipes and bottling processes, designing logos and T-shirts. Light the Lamp offfically went into production in 2011. Two more men have joined the COB…