Smart Living Weekly – June 14, 2017

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Make the Most of Your Outdoor Spaces

The possibilities are endless when you’re planning improvements to your outdoor landscape. Learn from a few local experts how a few simple changes can have an exceptional impact on your yard.

Capital House: Bringing a Big-City Feel to Rockford

One owner is from New York and the other is from Boston. Discover what brought two people to the Midwest in pursuit of a destination that’s about to become the talk of downtown Rockford.

A Promising Outlook for Economic Success

Explore how seven communities are supercharging recent developments, how they’re setting the stage for new things to come, and why they’re optimistic about their prospects for the coming 12 months.

25 Local People Who Inspire

Meet 25 individuals who exemplify the reasons this region is a great place to live, work and play. They come from all walks of life and all corners of the region, but what distinguishes them is their dedication to transforming lives.

2017 Guide to Senior Living Communities

One of the most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. Explore some of our area’s top communities for senior living.

A Celebration of Life

Each of us will face final days on this earth, and each of us will face the loss of people we love. While we can’t change this fact, there’s plenty we can do to improve end-of-life quality and to memorialize those we’ve lost.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.

Northwest Quarterly’s Annual Guide to Schools

It’s never an easy choice when seeking the perfect school — there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the top institutions available here in our region.

Success Stories: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Institute

An aging yet constantly active society is creating new opportunities for this dedicated group of therapists. Meet some of the team leaders and discover why they take a different approach to helping you get back on your feet.