Home & Garden
Achieving a beautiful outdoor space like this one is easier than ever now, thanks to improvements in materials, both man-made and natural. (Proven Winners photo)

Springtime Tips for Outdoor Bliss


Warmer weather calls for an outdoor project. Improve the appearance of your yard with the help of local experts, who share tips inside.

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2019 Guide to Senior Living Communities

One of our most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. This guide introduces you to some of the excellent care available within our region.

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Today’s consumers are especially interested in quality. Shown here is a leather sectional by Hancock & Moore that will remain comfortable for decades. Its classic, transitional good looks can be dressed up or down, as other elements of the room change over time.

2019 Home Fashion is All About YOU

Today’s home fashion trends place a major emphasis on your comfort and quality. Here are some ideas you can use to add a modern touch to your home.

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The Council of Rockford Gardeners (CRG) and its five clubs strive to engage Rockfordians in gardening, philanthropy and other horticultural endeavors.

Garden Council: Growing Pride in Rockford for Nearly 40 Years

For nearly 40 years, this collection of garden clubs has been striving to keep Rockford beautiful. Learn about the club’s philanthropic activities and find out how you can get involved.

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Gustafson’s is part of the country’s largest furniture-buying organization, enabling Gustafson’s to purchase with more than 500 stores and pass cost savings on to customers.

Keeping Customers Happy For 90 Years at Gustafson’s

Friendly service and quality furniture have kept this locally owned business thriving for 90 years. Meet the family behind this Rockford-based company and find out how the next generation is evolving with the times.

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Home & Garden SMART LIVING WEEKLY
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Smart Living Weekly – April 17, 2019

  Rock Cut Concessions Fuels Outdoor Joy Right in Our Region: Jim Talkington wants people to enjoy getting outside. He’s doing his part to enhance the opportunities at Rock Cut…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 10, 2019

  Kids Spot: Keeping Kids Active is Good Right in Our Region: Kids Spot, 9461 N. 2nd St., in Roscoe, has been growing by leaps and bounds, while doing cartwheels,…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 3, 2019

  Plenty to Celebrate in 20th IceHog Year Right in Our Region: The Rockford IceHogs season is drawing to a close and excitement is at a record level, with the…
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