Nooks & Crannies, Summer Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion plays a major role in the culture of our Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.

Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

Smart Living Weekly – June 18, 2014

  Dixon Petunia Fest in the Pink after 50 Years Right in Our Region: The annual Petunia Festival is always a much-anticipated event for the residents of Dixon, Ill., but…
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What You Should Know About Heart Disease

It’s the No. 1 killer of both men and women, and it can begin in many different ways. Here are some of the basics to diagnosing and preventing heart disease.

Business Profile: McDermaid Roofing & Insulating Co.

For this small, family-run business, opportunity knocks in many ways. Discover how it filled a new niche and satisfied a significant new customer.

Saving a Web of Life in Dixon

Few city parks earn the designation of Illinois Nature Preserve, but part of Dixon’s Lowell Park beats the odds. Learn why its caretakers believe they have a gem that deserves protection.

Building Community at The Next Picture Show

If you’ve always admired tightly knit communities where people come together to encourage one another, be sure to stop in at The Next Picture Show in Dixon, Ill. Learn how this nonprofit has evolved into a gathering place like no other.

Smart Living Weekly – January 15, 2014

    In This Week’s Issue: Dixon’s The Next Picture Show Turns 10 Right in Our Region: The Next Picture Show (TNPS), a nonprofit fine arts center in downtown Dixon,…
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Orthopedic Medicine: Relief from Pain for Active Bodies

Long-lasting pain and stiffness don’t have to be an everyday frustration, thanks to new advances in orthopedic medicine. Learn about the latest technques that are helping busy bodies get back to work faster.