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Handmade sculptures available at Steel Heart Ltd.
Innovation Blooms at Steel Heart Ltd.

Meet a couple who stumbled onto a crafty new business, and find out how their work is international in scope.

Turning Fall, by Barbara Berney
NLI’s ‘Seasons on the Land’ Celebrates Nature, Art

Celebrate our area’s rich wildlife at this special benefit for the Natural Land Institute. Discover how you can submit art or join in the fun.

Author Janet Post based her first published novel, Cotton Rock, on the people and region of the Missouri Ozarks, where she spent childhood summers visiting relatives. The ghosted image on the cover, is Janet with her grandmother during one of those visits. (Karla Nagy photo)
Janet Smith Post Conjures Cotton Rock, Fulfills Goal

This 71-year-old Galena-area writer is celebrating her first novel, based on her family. Discover how her Ozarks childhood influenced this book and her long career.

Guests settle around the lawns of Anderson Japanese Gardens during  a Tuesday night concert. (Jeff Anderson photo)
Anderson Japanese Gardens Launches Tuesday Evening Concert Series

These world-class gardens are more than just a pretty sight. Now, they’re host to a fun weekly concert series.

The Rockford Wind Ensemble
Rockford Wind Ensemble: No Strings Attached

For a decade, this lively group of musicians has lit up Rockford-area stages. Meet the energetic leaders and find out where they’re playing this summer.