Smart Living Weekly – October 8, 2014

  Fall Fun Along Trail of ‘Terror’ Right in Our Region: October means Halloween, the second-most popular holiday next to Christmas. It also means harvest celebrations, pumpkins and cornhusks, seasonal…
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Smart Living Weekly – September 24, 2014

  44th Annual Autumn on Parade Right in Our Region: High above the Rock River, the famous Blackhawk Statue will watch over Oregon, Ill., during Autumn on Parade, the annual…
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Smart Living Weekly – September 10, 2014

  Awesome Area Apple Orchards Right in Our Region: Nothing says fall like a visit to an area apple orchard. Everyone looks forward to the crisp apples, the cold cider…
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Smart Living Weekly – October 16, 2013

    In This Week’s Issue: Right in Our Region: It’s not everyday that a pianist has the opportunity to play at the debut performance of an entirely rebuilt grand…
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Fall Planting: Things to Know Before You Grow

Fall is a great time to prepare for next year’s gardens. Learn from the local experts on what to plant and how to plant it, for beautiful results next year.

Chicago’s First Railroad

The story of Chicago’s first railroad is one of determination by regional leaders to succeed. Find out how a successful collaboration of farmers and businessmen made this debut possible, and how Rockford played a key role.

Events at a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region of the Old Northwest Territory! Here’s a sample of our recreation and destination events

Nooks & Crannies

Fall 2011 – Discover these unique stores that remain off the beaten path

Northwest Landscapes

Check out these dynamic fall images from some of our region’s talented photographers.

Crisp New Fall Looks

Copperstone Inn and The Pavillion at Orchard Ridge, in Rockton, Ill., provide a beautiful setting for our Autumn Fashion Shoot. Check out this season’s classy new trends.