Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Temperatures climbed to 83 degrees on Wednesday in the Crystal Lake-Cary area.
The sun and warm weather drew several visitors to Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Dr., in Crystal Lake on Wednesday, where children played in the sand and dipped their feet into the cold water. Although the beach is not open for the season, many guests said the summer-like weather inspired them to stop by. Several kids were decked out in swimsuits and beach shoes. Children and adults alike congregated around the beach playground. One man napped on the swing by the water, basking in the sunshine and listening to music through headphones.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Residents and non-residents flocked to local lakes armed with coolers, food and ice.
Temperatures scorching past 90 degrees on Sunday provided good business for Crystal Lake's beaches. By 1 p.m., the parking lot at Three Oaks Recreation Center, 5517 Northwest Hwy., was already full. Visitors parked nearby at the vacant lot of the former Wal-Mart building and walked into the park. Eric Helm, deputy city manager for Crystal Lake and site manager of Three Oaks Recreation Center, said late Sunday it's possible the facility will surpass attendance records for last year's Memorial Day weekend. "Last year, the only good weather day we had was Monday," Helm said. "I haven't seen the (attendance) numbers for today, yet, but judging by the crowd I think we were busier than last year's Sunday (on Memorial Day weekend). I think it …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Voices in Harmony is accepting new members for their summer concert season.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Crystal Lake's namesake lake will be treated with herbicide on May 8 and residents should not use lake water for irrigation until it dissipates.
Crystal Lake will be treated with herbicide May 8 to ensure Main and West Beach are safe for swimmers. The treatment of the city's namesake lake is an annual undertaking meant to keep foilage under control, Crystal Lake Park District Director Jason Herbster said. "We do it to keep the weeds out of the surrounding areas near the beaches," Herbster said. "It's done for safety and for the enjoyment of the lake." If overgrown, weeds could entangle swimmers and pose a danger. The treatment will use Navigate, a granular form of selective aquatic herbicide. It will be applied to about 20 acres around Main and West Beach on Tuesday, May 8. The park district has contracted Hey and Associates, and the treatment will cost about $7,000. Residents …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Robin Pendergrast captures Saturday's swimming competition.
The Crystal Lake Park District sponsored an open water swim race Saturday featuring a one- and two-mile open water swim race on Crystal Lake. The course began at Main Beach and followed an out and back straight line.