Danahey on the Loose with Santa

This Christmas season Best Fest Buddy Tom has fully embraced the role it seems he was born to play – Santa Claus. Sure, crazy ass actors like Christian Bale dramatically lose and gain weight over short periods of time to become characters. Tom, the more intense method actor, spent a good portion of his adult […]

Santa, Irish Breakfast at Rosie’s, East Dundee Sat. Dec. 14

The owners and staff of Rosie O’Hare’s Public House in East Dundee are giving back to the community this Christmas season with an Irish twist. This Saturday, Dec. 14, Santa Claus will be free to see, while Irish breakfast and a limited kids menu will be available for sale. No purchase is necessary to see Santa. […]

Danahey on the Loose at Northwest Celtic Fest

You have to like a place where, once a year, the village-owned arena turns into a suburban Brigadoon, and the mayor puts on the family tartan to host a gathering of Celts. That’s to say, Saturday marked the third annual Northwest Celtic Fest at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates – and by far the […]

Danahey on the Loose in the Dundees

Summer officially ends next Sunday, when the days thereafter are shorter than the nights until late March  – which is a good a reason as any to have a drink. In fact, I think that’s why there are Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this time of year – to remind all that there is […]

Mike Danahey’s Lament

  The second Mt. Prospect Irish Fest  happened in the village’s downtown yesterday, and I missed it. I had every intention in the world – or at least in the northwest suburbs – of being there to write about it for FreeCraic.com. After all, I had attended the inaugural event last year and had a […]