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Let’s Have Some Fun This Winter


Time to grab the snow gear! From eagle watching at Starved Rock State Park to sledding down the massive hill at Twin Sisters Park, our region has plenty of exciting winter activities for the young and young-at-heart.

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Resolutions for a New Decade

Since we’re at the beginning of a new era, now is the time to embrace optimism and expand on your New Year’s resolutions, whether it’s volunteering more, working on certain relationships or taking on a new hobby.

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Wilmot’s best-known attraction is Wilmot Mountain, which is one of the oldest ski resorts still operating in the country. Recent improvements at the mountain have enhanced the skiing and dining experience.

A Weekend in Wilmot

Close to home, but just far enough to feel like you’re getting away, the little Wisconsin hamlet of Wilmot has all the trappings of a quaint winter retreat. Discover the best family attractions, dining destinations and overnight lodging here.

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Visions of Nature: A Photo Journey with David Olson

His travels take him to some of our continent’s most majestic wilderness in search of elusive wildlife. Explore some of the latest work by this award-winning photographer as you’re transported to the quiet and awesome scenes of our natural world.

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Artist Molly Z created this mural, “High Hopes,” at 508 E. State Street in Rockford. (Jon McGinty photo)

Joyful Public Murals

Downtown Rockford has a new splash of color and beauty. Learn what inspired the nine public murals found throughout the Forest City’s urban campus, and meet all of the talented artists who created them.

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Smart Living Weekly – March 18, 2020

  ‘Reach for the Stars’ in 18th Year of Success Right in Our Region: When the historic Coronado Performing Arts Center re-opened in 2001 following an $18.5 million restoration made…
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Smart Living Weekly – March 11, 2020

  Feast Your Eyes on St. Joseph’s Altar Right in Our Region: Everyone has the opportunity to indulge in cookies, cakes, pastries and more at St. Bridget Catholic Church on…
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Smart Living Weekly – March 4, 2020

  The Studio Rockford Presents ‘The Music Man’ Right in Our Region: Some musicals hold up really well over time and “The Music Man” is one of them. If you…
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