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The Great Pumpkin Contest: Entries now accepted for The Beacon’s yearly carving contest

by Megan Bernard, Contributing Editor News, Contests

The Great Pumpkin Contest has returned.

This month, submit a photo of your pumpkin carving to enter to win a grand prize and be featured in print and online.

It wouldn’t be a Halloween contest, however...

Family Vacation Photo Contest: Wilmette family zip lines to victory with Philippines trip

by Eric DeGrechie, Editor News, Contests

Though summer isn’t officially over, with school back in session, it feels like it is. We hope you all had a wonderful summer and were able to hit the road for a fun vacation.

Per usual, we received an abundance of...

Family Vacation Photo Contest: Time to hit the road and take a few photos while you’re at it

by Eric DeGrechie, Editor News, Contests

While we all love Chicagoland and the North Shore, getting away for a little bit on a summer vacation often gives us the perfect opportunity to recharge our batteries and appreciate the area even more when we return home.