Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Matt Kuhlman, a Buffalo Grove native and Stevenson High School graduate, sang and danced his way to a marriage proposal at an April 26 celebration in Buffalo Grove.
Matt Kuhlman's public marriage proposal, made April 26 before a crowd of family and friends, became even more public when a video was posted to YouTube two days later. Kuhlman's proposal to Lanie Reichman was made during an appreciation party at the Arboretum Club for family and clients of The Sweatshop, the Buffalo Grove gym that Kuhlman opened in 2010. The 10-minute proposal featured Kuhlman and others singing and dancing to various songs as Reichman watched. As a quartet sang "When I Fall in Love," Kuhlman dropped to one knee and presented his girlfriend with a ring.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Julia Sweeney gave a talk before 125 people last week at the Arboretum Club.
Former "Saturday Night Live" star Julia Sweeney made an appearance at the Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove last week to talk about her new book “If it’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother,” the Buffalo Grove Countryside reports. Sweeney, best known for her role as “Pat” on the comedy show, talked about her book, life on the North Shore, and took questions of the people in the crowd. Sweeney now lives in Wilmette and was invited to speak in Buffalo Grove by the Vernon Area Public Library, the newspaper reports.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Carmen Molinaro was honored for his service Monday night by the Village Board.
Buffalo Grove’s golf director was recognized by village officials for 39 years of service on Monday, which was his last day on the job. Carmen Molinaro, who has led operations at both the Buffalo Grove Golf Course and the Arboretum Club course, was praised for his accomplishments, which have included receiving a PGA Gold Professional of the Year Award. “It’s been a labor of love. I’ve enjoyed every single year I’ve been here since 1973,” said Molinaro, who thanked village staff and the community for their support. “I’m not going to disappear. I’m not going to be working, but I’ll still be around," he said. Village President Jeff Braiman presented Molinaro with a certificate recognizing his service to Buffalo Grove. “You’ve touched a lot …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The results are in!
Is it fried food that Buffalo Grove loves, or there simply a passion for Prairie House Tavern? Either way, Patch readers came out in droves again this week to vote for the home of Buffalo Grove’s best fish fry. Just one week after securing the Chowdown Showdown Championship for French fries, Prairie House again came out on top. Congratulations, Prairie House, with 66 percent of the vote and loads of positive comments from community members, you are Buffalo Grove Patch’s Chowdown Showdown Fish Fry Champion! As vote totals and comments from fans indicated, there’s a lot of passion for battered fish at both Prairie House and The Arboretum Club’s Wild Goose Café. Thank you to all who voted and shared your comments with us this week! We …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Cast your vote by 5 p.m. Thursday.
We received a flood of enthusiastic responses this week when we asked where hungry Buffalo Grove residents go for a good fish fry. Buffalo Grove Patch received a record 59 nominations from community members who made it clear that there are two places to find a great fish fry in town: The Arboretum Club’s Wild Goose Café and Prairie House Tavern. Which one is the best? That’s what will be determined this week, when the two restaurants face off in the Chowdown Showdown Fish Fry poll. The poll will be open until 5 p.m. Thursday. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Buffalo Grove officials signed off on a license that will allow Progressive Management Services to provide food and drink to off-track betters at the former Adam's Roadhouse location.
Off-track betters in Buffalo Grove will soon have access to food and drink courtesy of The Arboretum Club. Progressive Management Services LLC, which serves the village-owned golf club, gained permission from the village Monday to temporarily cater food and alcoholic beverages to 301 N. Milwaukee Ave., home of the former Adam’s Roadhouse. Adam’s Roadhouse closed its restaurant over the summer, but the OTB operation continues to be run by Hawthorn Race Course. Buffalo Grove trustees voted 4-2 to allow Progressive Management to provide service at the site, with Andrew Stein and Beverly Sussman casting the dissenting votes. “The Arboretum is terrific,” Sussman said. “But it is for OTB. I have always been against OTB.” The license was granted …