Smart Living Weekly – November 15, 2017

  Cast of ‘The Nutcracker’ Prepares to Delight Right in Our Region: For many people, the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without seeing “The Nutcracker” ballet, which brings to life…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 1, 2017

  5th Stroll on State Bigger Than Ever Right in Our Region: Stroll on State, this year on Saturday, Nov. 25th, will celebrate its fifth year of lighting up and…
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Smart Living Weekly – December 14, 2016

  These Shows Light Up the Holidays Right in Our Region: Holiday light shows around our region are transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland. For just a few more…
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Smart Living Weekly – December 7, 2016

  Plenty of Cheer at RSO’s Holiday Pops Right in Our Region: The weekend before Christmas offers residents of Northern Illinois the opportunity to see more than 150 musicians on…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 30, 2016

  Christmas Season Blooms at Klehm Right in Our Region: Make your holiday season even merrier by joining the fun at Klehm Arboretum’s Christmas Concert and Holiday Dessert Buffet on…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 23, 2016

  Stroll on State Brings Downtown Rockford to Life Right in Our Region: Stroll on State, a holiday festival that brings more people to downtown Rockford than any other single-day…
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Dressing Up Your Home for the Holidays

Whether you enjoy the holiday season or despise it, we’ve come up with some tips to make holiday decorating simple and enjoyable.

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.

Entertaining Made Easy: 12 Tips for Less Stress

Throwing the perfect holiday party can be a fun, yet stressful experience. Here are 12 ways to prepare the perfect gathering.

Spiritual & Ethnic Holiday Traditions

The holiday season calls for an extra dose of tolerance, love and compassion. Learn about the various religions practiced by those in our community and experience unfamiliar traditions.