FEATURES
Photo by Josh Thompson, Driftless Hills Photography
The Wonders of the Driftless Area

Sometimes it’s the wonders in our own backyard that most elude us. Learn how, and why, you should take the time to explore the hilly land, deep valleys and gushing streams of the Driftless Area.






FEATURES
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Indian Hill Manor: A Crossroads of History, Mystery and Two Rivers

For thousands of years, native people enjoyed the scenic juncture where the Rock and Kishwaukee rivers meet. Step inside the stately manor atop its bluffs, and see why this gentleman’s farm and has much to teach us about ourselves.






FEATURES
A train on the KD Line speeds northeast through the cut in the limestone which gave Rock Cut its name. From the treeline down, this area is now under water as part of Pierce Lake at Rock Cut State Park. The tracks were removed before the lake was filled. (Brian Landis collection)
Harlem Village & The KD Line

Have you ever wondered why so many things are called “Harlem” in Loves Park — Harlem Road, Harlem School District, Harlem Township, just to name a few? The answers lie in the history of this early railroad line.






ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
David A. Gingerich and Dan Klarer in “Whistling in the Dark, a Sherlock Holmes Adventure.” (John Cobb photo)
Artists’ Ensemble Theater: Delivering the Unexpected for 14 Years

The Rockford region craves art that’s challenging and fresh. Enter Artists’ Ensemble, a professional theater company with a rich lineup for the 2017-18 season. Hear from some of the ensemble artists who have a passion for quality plays.






REGIONAL DINING
Ted Brothers plans to open Capital House in the near future. The urban-style restaurant will have coffee, sushi, entrées that consist primarily of fish options, and a martini and wine bar.
Capital House: Exciting New Options in Downtown Rockford

Learn about a restaurant that’s about to become the talk of downtown Rockford and find out how the owner plans to make ordering an exceptional meal a lot easier.






HOME & GARDEN
Broadleaf evergreens, like this holly plant, have green leaves that stay on the plant all winter.
Common Questions About Trees & Shrubs

Because of the cooler temperatures, fall is a great time to plant shrubs and trees. Jon Carlson, owner of J. Carlson Growers, in Rockford, answers questions commonly asked by customers.






HEALTH & FITNESS
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Don’t Be So Afraid of the Word ‘Cancer’

Cancer care is more advanced today than ever before. Patient outcomes look more and more favorable, and the credit goes to a variety of medical professionals and patients themselves. Learn some truths about cancer from medical experts in our region.






NORTHWEST WOMAN
Forest Hills Country Club (Palette of Light photos)
Wedding Stories: Dreamy Wedding Backdrops

We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.”






MIND & SPIRIT
FCS has a long history of treating patients with mental health conditions in our community.
Family Counseling Services Celebrates 140 Years of Making Families Stronger

Every year, one in five U.S. adults experiences mental illness and one in 25 experiences serious mental illness. Discover a Rockford institution that’s been a cornerstone for treatment in our region.






RECREATION & DESTINATIONS
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Shullsburg Creamery Makes it Good

This homegrown purveyor of Wisconsin cheeses is going strong more than 80 years after its founding. Discover what awaits your visit to Shullsburg






PERSONAL & FINANCE
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Four Considerations for Estate Planning

The world doesn’t stop when someone dies, and it can be a struggle for surviving family members to compose a new financial puzzle. Mark Gerard, of Charles Schwab, in Rockford, shares his thoughts on how to be prepared.






NW BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Airplanes brought into AAR’s twin hangars in Rockord can undergo many services, including a heavy maintenance inspection, which requires the removal of extenior panels and many interior fixtures.
Inside AAR: An Aerospace Win at Rockford’s MRO

Rockford’s growing aerospace cluster is taking a giant leap forward as it welcomes a new center for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. Step inside and discover how it’s enjoying the benefits of Rockford’s manufacturing prowess.