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Lung Cancer Screenings, Gift Guide, Surviving the Holidays

Best of the Blogs: Enjoy some of the recent top blog posts.

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Share your passions - Blog on Patch. Credit: Patch.
Written by Marcia Sagendorph.

Here are some of the recent blogs from our 23 Patch sites in the Chicago suburbs. Click on the headlines below to get the full story from a few of our bloggers. Then get inspired and start your own blog!

Share what you love, post photos or voice your complaints on your blog. It's free and it's easy to set up. Contact Senior Community Editor Marcia Sagendorph at marcia.sagendorph@patch.com to get started.


Surviving the Holidays - Divorce Care and GriefShare Events

Surviving the Holidays is a warm, encouraging and helpful event. Featuring video instruction and group discussion, it helps you deal with emotional pain, loneliness and grief during the holiday season. There will be There will be two separate group session, one for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one (GriefShare) and another for those who are dealing with the challenge and pain of separation or divorce (Divorce Care).
- Posted by Cathy Noble Woodside for Support Groups at The Chapel on Grayslake Patch

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Launches New Lung Cancer Screening Program

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital has launched a new lung cancer screening program to promote the early detection of lung cancer. Through the screening program, low-dose CT scans will be recommended for people who meet a series of criteria, based largely on age and smoking history.
- Posted by Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital on Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch

North Suburban Symphony rocks to hit songs by the Beatles, Chicago, Moody Blues, etc.

The North Suburban Symphony, based in Lake Forest at Gorton Community Center, invites the community to attend and participate in a celebration of its 25th Anniversary Season on Sunday, November 17 at 4 p.m. This is Ron Arden’s 7th season as music director and conductor of this fine community orchestra. Musicians travel from as far away as Chicago, McHenry, Morton Grove, and Wisconsin to be part of the orchestra. 

- Posted by Nancy J. Thorner on Northbrook Patch


Village of Niles Community Food Drive & Toys for Tots Collection

The Village of Niles & Niles Fire Department announce the official kickoff to the 10th annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve/Village of Niles Toys for Tots Drive & Community Food Drive. Toys for Tots is a charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that provides toys to children in need during the holiday season.
- Posted by Niles Public Library on Niles Patch

8 Things to Look for in a Landscape Designer

At this time of year, it may seem strange to be thinking about your landscape. The reality is that winter is the perfect time to start working with a landscape designer. Starting work over the winter allows the customer to be first in line for spring installations, so your landscape project is complete for spring event such as Mother's Day, Weddings and Memorial Day.
- Posted by Julie Joyce on Crystal Lake-Cary Patch

The Downtown Highland Park Annual Holiday Gift Guide Returns

The holidays have finally arrived! Find everything on your list this year without checking it twice, in the annual Downtown Highland Park Alliance Holiday Gift Guide. From adorable toys and clothing for the kids to unique gear and collectibles for the sports enthusiasts on your list and one-of-a-kind home décor, there’s a distinctive holiday gift for everyone in Downtown Highland Park.
- Posted by Downtown Highland Park Alliance on Highland Park Patch

Attention Parents: Check Out Our New FB Page, Just For You!

A big part of what we do it Patch is connecting people and connecting communities. In that spirit, we have started a new page at Patch to share all the great parenting-related content from our sites and around the web. Parent Station is a place for parents to connect and engage with each other through blogs, news stories and information that’s important to them. Here’s the page, if you’d like to check it out.

- Posted by Joanna Schneider in the Patch Blogging Corner on Glenview Patch

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