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2016 BCUZ Episodes

December 19, 2016

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The BCUZ 2016 Holiday edition opens with Mallory O'Hara at Santa's Flight to Schaumburg. Then Beth Waller
talks with cast and audience members at the North Pole Spectacular. BCUZ then bids farewell to 2016 with
Kathleen Benson, as we brave the elements at the Holiday House Decorating Tour.

December 5, 2016

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Patty Kennedy and Jon Kuester cook up some pork treats at From Hog House to Smoke House. Then we tour the recent renovations at Schaumburg Tennis Plus with Alyssa Danca, Ryan Gangler and Mary Leahy. Lastly, we take a few swings off-season on the SGC golf simulators with Jon Parsons.

November 21, 2016

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BCUZ 84 kicks off the 2016 holidays with the annual Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon.  Lisa Perrone walks us through the feast.  Then enjoy an encore presentation of The Party's Back with Mike Wold.  The Schaumburg Barracudas then chew up the swim lanes with host Stacy Johnson.

November 7, 2016

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BCUZ 83 heads into November with Trick or Treating at Spring Valley, with Mary Rice.
Then we shoot some hoops with Derek Dvorak at Jr. Basketball class. Then we join
Beth Waller for rehearsals of the SPD production of Lion King, Jr.

October 24, 2016

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We begin at the annual Pumpkin Splash event at Water Works.  Kathleen Benson introduces us to some very enthusiastic kids!
Then Mary Rice talks with attendees and presenter Amanda Anderson, at Trails and Ales.  Kathleen Benson then calls the numbers
at Family Pizza and Bingo Night.

October 10, 2016

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BCUZ 081 begins with a visit to TPB, the Party's Back! Mike Wold talks withe excited attendees about this much-anticipated return.
Then, Justin Sienkiewicz introduces us to the NWSRA Pursuit program, with guest Liz Thomas. Then Patty Kennedy and Mary Rice
trade off reporting duties at The SV Autumn Harvest Festival.

September 26, 2016

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BCUZ 080 introduces us to the Farm to Fork Festival, at Spring Valley. Dave Brooks talks with SPF's Bill Tucknott and other attendees.
Then it's off to Family Fun Night at the Sport Center, with Derek Dvorak. Lisa Perrone then reports on the 2016 Silver Games.

September 12, 2016

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The 2016 Fall BCUZ episodes begin with the annual coronation of Miss Septemberfest.  Cara Mohr and William Kelly
introduce the new Court.  Heather Hagstrom and Stacy Johnson then guide us through an evening session of SPD
lifeguard training.  Finally, Beth Waller reports on some classic cars, at the first SPD Classic Car Show and movie night.

August 22, 2016

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This edition tees off at the annual Links Cup event. Presenters include Tony LaFrenere, Brian Bieschke and Brian Burke.
Then Stacy Johnson hosts as we drop in at the Summer Picnic. Lastly, Jon Kuester introduces us to the new draft horses
at Spring Valley, talking with Brett Garrett.

August 8, 2016

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Our episode 77 kicks off with all things Septemberfest. Tony La Frenere talks with Roxane Benvenuti and Rosie Papparella.
Caitlin Riedy then hits the boards with an overview of SPD Street Theater. Mike Wold brings this edition to a close with coverage of National Night Out, at Meineke Park.

July 25, 2016

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Episode 76 opens a musical interlude at Noonie Times.  Pam Gauper introduces us to Scribble Jim, of Scribble Monster fame.  Then we dash
through the annual Triathlon/Duathlon Race, hosted by Alyssa Danca. The Pokemon Go phenomena then gets the BCUZ treatment,
with host Caitlin Riedy.  Spring Valley staffer Amanda Anderson joins the hunt, along with a variety of patrons.

July 11, 2016

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The 75th episode begins at the 2016 Employee Fitness Walk. Kathleen Benson speaks with sponsors
and participants. Then Beth Waller kicks up her heels at the July Summer Dance Concert.
We conclude with Derek Radek at Dodgeball Days, held at Olympic Park.

June 27, 2016

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This 74th episode of BCUZ opens with Bike to Work Day. SPD Executive Director Tony LaFrenere chats
with Mayor Al Larson, Commissioner Bob Schmidt and Charlotte Kegarise of District 54. Then Patty Kennedy time travels to a vintage Country Fair at Spring Valley.
Finally, SPD Communications Director Pat Casler talks with Drs. Briley and Syed of Amita Health, regarding their substance and addiction treatment programs.

June 6, 2016

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This first episode of Summer 2016 opens with a preview of Solstice Hop and Vine. SPD Executive Director Tony LaFrenere chats
with Communications Director Pat Casler about changes for 2016. The Boomers' President Pete Laven then talks with Tony
about the Schaumburg Boomers' 2016 season. Finally, we dive into the pools of SPD with Heather Hagstrom and Stacy Johnson.  

May 16, 2016

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Patty Kennedy-Green visits Heritage Farm for Hog Talk. Derek Dvorak checks in at Family Fun Night at The Sport Center. Finally, Beth Waller stops by the studio to talk with Tony about Schaumburg Idol and Schaumburg Insider.

May 2, 2016

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Join Teresa Varco and a host of preschoolers for tea, at Dolly and Me Royal Tea. Then Beth Waller plays cultural sleuth at the annual Celebrating Diversity event. Finally, help usher in Spring with Patty Kennedy at Springtime on the Farm.

April 18, 2016

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This episode opens with Beth Waller and instructor Mari Peckham, at a Belly Dancing Fitness class. Then join Teresa Varco and preschool friends at Rescue Pet. Then SPD Executive Director Tony LaFrenere emcees the annual SPD Volunteer Reception.

April 4, 2016

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SPD intern Alex Weidner introduces us to some royalty at Once Upon an Irish Princess.  Then it's a bunny double feature, as Kathleen Benson visits the Bunny Bash and the Underwater EGGstravaganza. Then Lisa Perrone  waxes green at the Senior St. Patrick's Day Luncheon.

March 21, 2016

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This first Spring 2016 episode opens with Beth Waller and a visit to Seussical Jr.  Then Teresa Varco serves as our guide through Early Childhood Family Fun Night.  We close this edition of BCUZ at March Madness, as Kathleen Benson shoots some hoops with dads and sons.

March 7, 2016

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BCUZ 067 opens with a Pirate Adventure!  This SPD preschool event is hosted by Beth Police.  Then Kathleen Benson takes a turn on the dance floor at the Dad and Daughter Frozen Wonderland dance.  This episode then closes with Tony LaFrenere in the studio with NWSRA Director Tracey Crawford and Superintendent of Recreation Andrea Griffin.

February 22, 2016

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BCUZ 066 begins with a preschool session in Bubbleology, with Teresa Varco as your guide. Then Lisa Perrone hosts a lively game of Senior Bingo at the senior center. Then we wrap this episode with Mike Wold and a game of hoops at Youth Open Gym.

February 8, 2016

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SPD Executive Director Tony LaFrenere investigates Restaurant Week, with guests Dave Parulo and Christine Mitchell, of Meet Chicago NW. Then Teresa Varco gives us a Taste of Preschool at the Park District. We wrap this episode with Kathleen Benson at the Mom and Son Speedway Spectacular.

January 25, 2016

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This 64th episode kicks off with Tony LaFrenere's annual visit with Mayor Al Larson.  They discuss the outlook for the Village of Schaumburg in 2016.  Then, Derek Radek visits a fencing class at the CRC.    We wrap this installment with Stacy Johnson diving into swimming lessons at the Water Works.

January 11, 2016

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This 2016 premiere episode opens with Tony LaFrenere speaking with Dave Parulo and Christina Mitchell about Restaurant Week.  Then Alyssa Danca shares her 2016 fitness tips with Tony.  Lastly, Derek Dvorak counts down the New Year at the Itsy Bitsy NYE Countdown.

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