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.

NWQ’s Holiday Shopping Guide

Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a chore. Make it an adventure by exploring six trendy local boutiques and dozens of suggestions for wonderful gifts found at locally owned stores throughout our area.

Discovery Center: Where Learning is Fun

Learning should be fun. That’s what the founders of Discovery Center Museum believed 35 years ago, and it’s what they still believe today. Read how this top-ranking Rockford gem got its start and what its future may hold.

Success Story: LawnCare by Walter, Inc.

The grass truly is greener after 30 years in business. Meet the Walter family and learn how they’ve creatively turned setbacks into opportunities through their Cherry Valley-based lawn care company.

Smart Living Weekly – August 24, 2016

  A Last Hurrah at Cherry Valley Festival Right in Our Region: The end of summer means one last bash for Cherry Valley residents and visitors, during the 28th annual…
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Could Your Castle Use Some Upgrades?

Your house might be calling for a much-need update, and the options can be seemingly endless. Our local businesses offer many modern, high-quality ideas that can help you to feel right at home.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and opportunities happening among our region’s manufacturers.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.

Smart Living Weekly – August 19, 2015

  Family Fun at Cherry Valley Days Right in Our Region: The 2,200 residents of Cherry Valley, Ill., have at least one reason to celebrate the end of summer: the…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 20, 2014

  One-of-a-Kind Cherry Valley Festival Days Right in Our Region: Cherry Valley Festival Days. Its name has the ring of other city-wide celebrations. And, in many ways, it is like…
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