Santa is Coming to Timberlake!

          Plan on meeting at the beach shortly before 10am to see Santa arrive via a firetruck.  There will be a lot of yummy treats to enjoy in addition to coffee and hot chocolate.  We are collecting goods for the Cuba Township Food Pantry.  Please bring donations with you.  They said they are in need of the following:
  • Cold and hot cereals (Cream of Wheat, Oatmeal, Steel Cut Oats)
  • Coffee and tea (regular and Decaf)
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned fruit
  • Juices (V8, Fruit)
  • Condiments
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Diabetic/low sugar foods
  • Low sodium food
  • Paper products- toilet paper, paper towels, napkins
  • Laundry and cleaning supplies
  • Toiletries- toothpaste, shampoo, etc.
  • Large and Extra Large Adult Diapers
  • Gift cards to local grocery and discount stores in $25 denominations
  • Gas Gift cards

Luminaries for Christmas Eve

            If you would like to be involved in making the luminaries that surround Timberlake on Christmas Eve, please meet at 68 W. Lake Shore Dr. (home of Chuck and Amy Henderson) on Monday December 21st at 7pm.

On Christmas Eve, December 24th, we will be setting out the luminaries around Timberlake. Please dress warm and meet at the beach at 4pm if you would like to help with this. Everyone is welcome to help!

Board Meeting Highlights

  • A preliminary budget for next year was mailed to all residents, if you have any questions about it please let a board member know.  
  • A slate of nominees was mailed to all residents, if you are interested in an open position please let a board member know.
  • Save the date of February 8, 2020 (1pm) for the Timberlake annual meeting.
           Every year, on Christmas Eve, we line the lake with luminaries. We do this in memory of friends and loved ones who are no longer with us. This is a time honored tradition which began many years ago when one of our neighbor families lost their infant child right before Christmas. It is both heart warming and beautiful. Even if you can’t help we would urge you to walk or drive around the lake after dark when they are lit.
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Board Meeting Highlights
Beach Sand – thank you Paul Dietzen and Bobby Munoz for help in getting our sand spread. More help needed!
Pavilion Roof – does anyone have ties to a roofing company and would be willing to help with our pavilion roofing project?
Piers – hands needed to help repair our piers prior to beach clean up in May.
Deed Violation – board members will be making rounds to make sure all residents are obeying the deed restrictions.
Cuba Township – W Lake Shore Drive and Tara/Wagon Wheel in Heritage Trails will be getting repaved. Shredding/Recycling event at Cuba Township April 13th 8-11. Mulch orders are now being taken!
Dues established for 2019-2020 – Please wait to get your invoice from the association treasurer before sending anything in! Will be coming in a mailbox near you mid to late April.
Willing to lend a hand with any of these projects?
Please contact Maria at

Social Update
2019 Easter Egg Hunt & Yoga Classes in the Neighborhood!

Easter Egg Hunt – Our Timberlake Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sunday, April 14th at 1:00. There will be an egg hunt, bunny visit and back by popular demand…Gordy the Bubbler! Be prepared to be amazed by his bubbles. We need help hiding Easter eggs. If you can help, please meet at the beach by 11am on Sunday, April 14th. Shouldn’t take more than an hour! THANK YOU to Dave Mcgranahan for donating candy to our egg hunt and for all the ladies of Timberlake who helped fill the eggs.

Yoga in the Neighborhood – Maria Wubbs is hosting yoga classes at her house on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 at 428 E Oakwood. It’s $40 for 4 classes. If you’re interested please contact Maria at 847-606-5334.

Did You Know? – All approved minutes from our board meetings can be found on the Timberlake Website in the “resources” tab.

Timberlake Civic Association Board

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APRIL 2019

Saturday May 18th @ 10:00am
(Rain Date is Sunday May 19th)

Calling all residents! All ages and abilities needed and welcome!
We have so many projects to complete. If you can come for 20 minutes or for 2 hours we need you either way! We all enjoy our beach property so lets all pitch in to help. Please bring shovels, work gloves, rakes and we have all of our projects/needs listed below.
Piers Go Into Water
Spread mulch around trees
Finish spreading sand
Pick up brush/garbage around beach property – great chore for the kids!
Clear out and clean boat launch area
Repair/replace broken bench
Install new bench by playground.
Pressure Washer – would love to pressure wash the pavilion
Repair roof on pavilion – does anyone have connections to a roofing company?
Create burn pile with corn stalks by road and assorted brush…and enjoy some s’mores!


Teens/College Kidsplease fill out this survey!  We will be creating a flier advertising the help our Timberlake teens and college kids can provide this summer. If you have a teen/college age child please have them fill out this survey to be included.

April Board Meeting Highlights
We will need a new director on the board in June as Randy Wubs is moving out of our community

Board members will be doing a drive around the neighborhood to check on deed violations

Piers are being repaired by some board members using some composite wood that was researched by Paul Dietzen

Electronic fish survey aiming to complete May 4th/5th

Discussion about weeds that can be planted in the lake to prevent other unwanted weeds from growing

Did You Know? – Cuba Township provides many services utilizing the taxes dollars you pay! If you have a lot of brush/sticks from your spring clean up, you can pile it at the curb and call the road district and they will come and pick it up the next time they are in the area. One of many benefits of being a tax payer in Cuba Township. Contact information can be found here:

Tell your neighbors about this update! If they’d like to be included please tell them to register at Any questions about this email can be sent to

From the Timberlake Civic Association Board

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Timberlake will celebrate Halloween the weekend before the holiday with some trick or treating and other neighborhood fun.  We will meet at the beach at 4:00 for a group picture, after the picture we will hop on the hayrides and make our way around the neighborhood.  PARENTS WEAR WALKING SHOES, IF YOU HAVE LITTLES BRING STROLLERS FOR THEM.  Neighbors will be at the end of their driveways with their goodies. The hayride will end back at the beach where we will have dinner and watch an outdoor movie.  It should be a fun filled night!

No need to register your house for passing out candy this year. If it’s a nice day we can have 100 kids. If it’s bad weather we still can have at least 50.  There will be plenty of kids walking around to collect.  So bundle up and plan on hanging out at the end of your driveway to meet all the trick or treaters!  I included a map with approximate times the hayrides will pass by your house.  If your house isn’t on the route please plan on meeting us at an intersection or a neighbor’s driveway.

The hayride/trick or treat route can found here: Halloween Trick or Treat Map 2018

Saturday, October 27th

Trick or Treating – 4-6

Dinner/Movie – 6-8

*bring a chair or blanket 

S’mores Around the Burning Skulls – 8-?

Save the Date for October 27th…RAIN DATE IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH


Honeybrown Photography is offering FREE photos of your kids/family in your costumes.  Sign up for a photo session here:

Questions?  Ask Maria at

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The Illinois Tollway is conducting an Open House on the Proposed Route 53 Extension (Now known as the “Tri-County Access Project”)

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Between 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Concorde Banquet Hall
20922 N. Rand Road
Kildeer, Illinois

The Illinois Tollway is holding an open house “to provide an overview” of plans regarding the Route 53 extension (recently rebranded as the Tri-County Access Project) and potential alternatives. This is part of the Tollway’s renewed effort to complete an Environmental Impact Statement on the Route 53 Extension, which began earlier this year. There will be no formal speeches or presentations at this open house.

Mayor Joseph Mancino and the Village Board of Trustees ask all residents to attend this open house and fill out a comment card, so that our voices are heard all the way to the Federal Highway Administration. This is how we have defeated the Route 53 Extension in the past, and it’s the key to doing it again. As long as we demonstrate that there is no consensus in favor of the extension, the Tollway will have a very hard time obtaining the political license to build it.

In Hawthorn Woods, the proposed Route 53 extension would be devastating to our quality of life, and we believe there are simpler, more cost-effective methods to relieving local traffic congestion. For instance, we support grade separation of the railroad tracks at Gilmer and Old McHenry, and the expansion of existing east-west roads (like Routes 83, 45, and 120) where traffic congestion is thickest.

However, we do not support an expressway or Tollway through the middle of Hawthorn Woods. The Route 53 Extension could contaminate our well water with salt spray runoff, subject our families to air pollution, disturb our peace and quiet with truck traffic noise throughout the day and night, endanger our dark skies initiative for migratory birds and insects, and impact our residents financially with higher tolls and taxes. Altogether, it would permanently change the rural lifestyle of Hawthorn Woods.

Please keep in mind that our biggest adversary in this fight is not the Illinois Tollway. It’s complacency. We can’t afford to assume that, just because the Route 53 Extension has never been built before, it can’t happen now. The project has never been built, because our residents made their voices heard, and that’s what we need to do again.

Please stop by the open house and fill out a comment card. Our voices need to be heard. Now is the time to make your opinion count!

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Maria Peterson
125 Carriage Road
North Barrington, IL  60010

Candidate for Lake County Board
District 17
Personal Biography

While attending Loyola University of Chicago, Maria served as a mediator and negotiator.  After graduating from The John Marshall School of Law, she practiced law at the U.S. Department of Labor, litigating workplace safety violations, including death; and fighting for Black Lung benefits for coal miners that were denied benefits from the coal companies they dedicated their lives to.

Upon moving to North Barrington, Maria started her own business, FitCore, Inc to help those who needed continued strength training after being released from physical therapy, as well as personal training and small group exercise classes.

Maria also served as a Board Member for the consumer watchdog group, Citizens Utility Board (CUB), as well as a Board Member of the State Employees Retirement System of Illinois.  Maria was elected to one of the very first Local School Councils established in Chicago to promote parent, teacher and administrative communication and policy that served each individual school best.

Currently, Maria serves on the North Barrington Plan Commission, and is a long-time member of the Sierra Club and Citizens for Conservation (CFC).  She is also a member of the following:

Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Barrington Area Conservation Trust, Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce, Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of Lake County.

Mariacarries in her heart a deep love for helping people, conservation of the environment, and good government.

Maria and her husband, Ken are the proud parents of three adult sons, and the grandparents of 22 month old Ezra.

Maria and Ken also have two dogs, Chuleta and Taquito; and two cats, Ivana and Shadow.

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