Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Village holding show as other communities cancel or postpone fireworks.
The skies will light up in Huntley tonight as the village holds its annual fireworks show, despite hot and dry conditions. While neighboring communities, including Cary, have canceled Independence Day fireworks shows, Huntley started preparations on Tuesday to make sure the show goes on. Huntley officials said Huntley Fire Protection District firefighters were prepping the area where Mad Bombers Fireworks Production staff will light off the display. Villages and cities have been dealing with the question of whether or not to cancel fireworks shows since last week as the hot, dry conditions persisted. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning with the temperature expected to hit 100 degrees. The heat is combined with dry…
Kati May performs the National Anthem last fall at Huntley High School in this YouTube video.
Kati May is a Huntley High School student who happens to be a recording artist and talented singer who's performed all over the country. In this video, she gives a great rendition of the National Anthem.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Tips to keep food borne illness at bay this Fourth of July.
George Washington says…CLEAN John Adams says…SEPARATE Thomas Jefferson says…COOK Benjamin Franklin says…CHILL This Fourth of July, the Ad Council and the United States Department of Agriculture, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services are letting the Founding Fathers do the talking and sharing the four easy steps to food safety. Clean, separate, cook and chill. It’s as simple as that. As the Fourth approaches, cases of food borne illnesses are surging in the summer season. Some key statistics: How can families avoid these serious public health threats during the July 4th holiday and summer months when they are at most risk? Just listen to the Founding Fathers. Just remember to clean, separate, cook and chill. For …
A guide for the Fourth of July closures.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
In honor of the Fourth of July, many offices and agencies are closed. The Huntley Outlet Center, 11800 Factory Shops Blvd., will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and many stores are having Fourth of July sales. The center's parking lot will be open for Huntley's Fourth of July fireworks beginning at dusk.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
A Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky. Send Huntley Patch your firework photos. Email photos to Local Editor Gloria Casas, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heading out to Huntley's fireworks show this Fourth of July? Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July. Equipment needed:
Friday, June 29, 2012
Find out which communities in the Chicago suburbs are still planning fireworks displays in the coming days.
The Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year. That means you will have the chance to enjoy the festivities the weekend before, the weekend after and, of course, on July 4. Due to dry conditions, some area communities have decided to cancel or re-schedule their fireworks' shows. We've got a list below of fireworks displays that have been cancelled as well as shows that are still scheduled in the Chicago suburbs. You can also click through our map above to locate the different fireworks displays. Did we miss one? Or do you know of another area cancellation? Let the community know in the comments' section. FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS THAT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED July 3 — Cary fireworks have been cancelled. The fireworks show had been …
AAA reports Illinoisans are ready to hit the road.
AAA projects 2.1 million Illinoisans will be on the road traveling for the Fourth of July holiday, a 4.9 percent increase over last year, according to an AAA press release. The good news is motorists will find gas prices across the state are lower than last year, an average of $3.72 compared to $3.93 in 2011. Across the country, 42.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 4.9 percent increase over the 40.3 million people who traveled last year, the AAA reports. The expected 2012 Independence Day holiday travel volume will tie the past decade’s previous high mark set in 2007 and represents a near 42 percent increase from 2009. The Independence Day holiday travel period is …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Patch has put together a collaborative map of all the best spots, including Huntley. We'd love you to share your favorite spots to enjoy the festivities, too.
Communities all over the Chicago area, including Huntley, will offer fireworks in the coming days. Patch has put together a map of all the Fourth of July festivities occurring in the north and northwest suburbs. Please, add all your favorite spots to watch fireworks to our public collaborative map. You can also post it in the comments! You can offer tips about where to park or the best place to unpack the picnic, or just let us know which town offers the best show. The map shows pins with all the area fireworks shows and links back to the important details — when, where and how to get there. If you need any more information from us, just let us know. And you can drop a pin on the map, too, to help out your friends and neighbors. Just click…
Plan some fun activities for the family on your day off.
This year the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday and it's messing with everyone's schedule. Do you celebrate this weekend? Next weekend? Which days do you get off of work? The fun doesn't end with the parade and the fireworks. However and whenever you decide to take some time to be with your family, here are 5 creative ideas to have fun on or around the Fourth of July. If you have friends or relatives coming over for the Holiday, you'll be sure to have a blast with these ideas. 1. Create a Backyard Golf Course. Take a look around your yard and envision a course where you, the kids, and some friends can have fun putting and chipping around obstacles. Give prizes out for closest to the cup, hole in one, ball still on the grass, etc. Here's …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The village of Huntley sponsored the annual fireworks display at the Huntley Outlet Center Monday, a display that drew people from around the area to enjoy a spectacular display.