FEATURES
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NWQ 10th Anniversary: A Look Back in Time

Time really does fly when you’re having fun, and we’ve had a lot of it over the past decade, writing about our beautiful and fascinating region. Here, we take a look back at some of our favorite stories.

FEATURES
Photo by David C. Olson
Connecting with Nature in Winter

It’s true, winter is a time where we can value silence and the crisp winds. We make the case for getting outside and exploring the winter landscape, through many recreational activities.

FEATURES
Linda Burton with John Abrams.
Ballroom Dancing Makes a Comeback

So you think you can’t dance? Think again. Anyone can learn to shake a leg on the dance floor, especially at any of the “ballroom dance” groups that practice and teach right here in our region.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Potter Joe Pinder crafts clay jugs and other vessels on the wheel in his Galena storefront studio, one of five open during the Galena Studio Tour.
Galena Studio Tour Offers Glimpse of 5 Artists

Now there’s one more reason to visit Galena: a weekend tour that takes you behind the scenes of some of our area’s vibrant artistic talent.

REGIONAL DINING
Darren Larsen, owner of Café Fromage, greets customers from behind a display case stocked with freshly baked breads, cookies and quiche.
Cafe Fromage: An Authentic Wisconsin Dining Experience

Good, fresh food is just the start to this creative Beloit cafe. And, like any classic Wisconsin stop, it’s also home to a variety of fresh and locally produced cheeses.

HOME & GARDEN
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Holiday Recipes from Northwest Quarterly & Friends

As the holidays approach, we offer a collection of time-tested recipes handed down from our ancestors.

HEALTH & FITNESS
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Geriatric Medicine: Getting Old Isn’t for Sissies

There’s plenty we can do to help our bodies feel their best at any age. Here are a few helpful hints from our area physicians.

NORTHWEST WOMAN
Fur coats can come in a variety of styles and colors, from natural blacks, browns and ivories to vibrantly dyed hues.
Helpful Hints for Selecting a Fur Coat

A new fur coat is an investment that could be shared for generations. Before you buy a warm fur this winter, here are a few buying tips from the experts at York Furrier, in Elmhurst.

MIND & SPIRIT
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Still the Greatest Story Ever Told

A uniquely Christian holiday, Christmas is a time to recognize the most basic story of our faith. Here’s an inside look at the real meaning behind the season.

RECREATION & DESTINATIONS
Sundown Mountain Resort, in Dubuque, Iowa, offers 21 vertical trails, two terrain parks and six lifts, including the highest in the area. Nearby, historic Dubuque has amazing architecture, great restaurants, nightlife, entertainment and family attractions.
NWQ Getaway Guide, Holiday Edition

A great weekend’s journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area’s excellent places to play.

PERSONAL & FINANCE
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What You Should Know About Retirement in 2015 & Beyond

Are you carefully preparing your retirement investments so that they’re aligned with your needs and goals? Curt Vorachek, of Sikich LLP, suggests a few ideas for successfully planning your retirement.

NW BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Larson & Darby partners Richard S. McClelland, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP; Dan J. Roszkowski, AIA, NCARB; William Waldorf, SE, RA; and John T. Saunders, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP.
Larson & Darby Group: Good Design is About Solving Problems

From their Rockford home, one area architectural firm has created an international reputation for its creative, inspiring spaces. Chances are, you know the firm better for it’s work right here in our region.