Monday, February 11, 2013
Silver Cross Hospital offering free box of Dan’s Candies with heart screenings for those who register before Feb. 28.
Chocolate is good for your heart. How’s that for good news? According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), small amounts of dark chocolate can be good for your heart. The plant phenols — cocoa phenols, found in dark chocolate, have been known to lower blood pressure and reduce LDL "bad" cholesterol levels. Regular screenings are also good for your heart. A sponsored article by Silver Cross Hospital “Heart disease is the nation's number one killer, and women are its prime target,” says Dr. Kathleen Drinan, a cardiologist on staff at Silver Cross Hospital. “One in 10 women ages 45 to 64 has some form of heart disease, and this increases to one in four women after age 65.” Some women are at a higher risk for developing …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Proceeds benefit the Hugs & Wishes Program, fulfilling wishes for those that are disabled, deserving or in need in the community.
The fourth annual Hugs & Wishes charity ball is coming to Shorewood next month. The event will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Shorewood Village Hall, with the theme “H.U.G.S. Goes Hollywood.” Shorewood H.U.G.S. is a local charity that grants wishes in the Shorewood area. The ball will feature entertainment by Michael J Perkins, a free drink for each attendee, raffles, silent auction, appetizers, cash bar and taste some of the finest chocolate creations from area businesses, including Elegant Touch Catering, Bella Cucina, Barolo, Cutting Edge Catering, Hollingworth Candies, Aunt Nina's Sweets and Treats, and H.Kakes. Chocolates will be judged by celebrity judges in the area and “Best Chocolate Creation” will be awarded. …
Monday, January 30, 2012
It's going to be OK to drink in village hall during the H.U.G.S. fundraiser.
The Shorewood Village Board cleared the way for guests at the Hugs & Wishes Chocolate Ball to drink alcohol, if that's what they're into. The ordinance approved by the board last week allows the sale of alcohol for the Feb. 4 fundraiser at village hall. The Hugs & Wishes Chocolate Ball, which was organized by the philanthropic group H.U.G.S., will raise money so they can grant wishes to those in need from the Shorewood area. Money raised by the ball will also support Shorewood's Veteran's Memorial. Tickets for the ball are are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. The event will feature entertainment by Michael J. Perkins, a free chocolate martini for each attendee, raffles, silent auction, appetizers, cash bar and taste some of the finest …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Shorewood H.U.G.S. annual fundraiser is set for Feb. 4.
The Hugs & Wishes charity ball is only weeks away. Tickets for the annual event — the third one thrown by Shorewood H.U.G.S. — are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. "This is our largest fundraiser of the year and supports our HUGS & Wishes Program and the Veteran's Memorial in Shorewood," said Heidi Serena, the president of Shorewood H.U.G.S. Shorewood H.U.G.S. is a local charity that grants wishes in the Shorewood area. The ball is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Shorewood Village Hall. The ball will feature entertainment by Michael J Perkins, a free chocolate martini for each attendee, raffles, silent auction, appetizers, cash bar and taste some of the finest chocolate creations from area businesses. Last year's Hugs & Wishes Chocolate Ball …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Celebrating the season at Aunt Nina’s
With Halloween right around the corner, a lot of folks, kids and grownups alike, have candy on the brain. Whenever the subject of candy comes up – I recommend local favorite, Aunt Nina’s Sweets & Treats on Division Street in Crest Hill. Owned and operated by chef and master chocolatier Michael Tessone and his wife Christine, the store, formerly of Shorewood, has expanded to include over 7,000 squares feet of confectionary goodness. The bulk candy section alone is an amazing sight to behold with everything ranging from gumballs to gummies. It also houses a nostalgic section where even the hard-to-find “old-fashioned candy store” candy can be found. Care for something crunchy? The gourmet popcorn selection will delight and amaze you with …
Sunday, February 6, 2011
The "Hugs & Wishes" Chocolate Ball raises funds for Shorewood H.U.G.S. and the village's veterans memorial.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Ben Gross
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Never did it feel so good to eat chocolate as it did on Saturday night at the “Hugs & Wishes,” second annual Chocolate Ball. Shorewood H.U.G.S., a local charity that grants wishes in the Shorewood area, transformed village hall into an inviting venue. Over 300 people attended the Chocolate Ball. The event raised funds through selling tickets to the ball and a silent auction. The proceeds will support Shorewood’s Veterans Memorial and the group’s “Hugs & Wishes” Program. Immediately following the event, Laura Charland, public relations director of H.U.G.S., said she was unsure of the final total collected. “This event produces a large amount of our funds for the Hugs & Wishes Program,” said Shorewood H.U.G.S. president Heidi Serena. “We’re …