Smart Living Weekly – August 16, 2017

  South Beloit Goes Big for Its Centennial Right in Our Region: Residents of South Beloit, Ill., are in the process of planning a celebration that’s 100 years in the…
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Smart Living Weekly – June 21, 2017

  53rd Dixon Petunia Festival June 30 – July 4 Right in Our Region: The 5-day, 53rd annual Petunia Festival, an event Dixon residents look forward to all year, will…
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Smart Living Weekly – June 14, 2017

  Belvidere Heritage Days Bring Community Fun Right in Our Region: For more than 45 years, Belvidere has celebrated its unique history and diversity on the weekend before the Fourth…
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Smart Living Weekly – June 15, 2016

  52nd Annual Dixon Petunia Festival Right in Our Region: Each year, thousands of pink petunias bloom in Dixon, Ill., signifying the beginning of summer. Thus begins the anticipation of…
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Smart Living Weekly – May 18, 2016

  Young at Heart Festival Returns for 45th Year Right in Our Region: One of the Loves Park-Machesney Park area’s most popular celebrations will kick off summertime on Memorial Day…
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Smart Living Weekly – June 24, 2015

  Five Days of Fun at Petunia Festival Right in Our Region: The five-day, 51st annual Petunia Festival in Dixon, Ill., will begin with time travel and end with fireworks…
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Smart Living Weekly – May 13, 2015

  We’re All Young at Heart in May Right in Our Region: The 44th annual Loves Park Machesney Park Young at Heart (YAH) Festival, known for its pageants, fishing derby,…
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Which Type of Grill Works Best for You?

From gas and charcoal to ceramic and pellet, choosing a grill requires an informed decision. Find out which one fits your cooking needs, and learn about area experts who can help you throughout the buying process.

Smart Living Weekly – July 2, 2014

  Music, Fireworks & July 4th Fun Right in Our Region: Colorful fireworks and beautiful music will delight the senses this year during Independence Day celebrations in both Rockford and…
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12 Ways to Make Your Home Shine

It’s a brand new year, and we’re ready to freshen up our homes. Even if major projects aren’t in the budget, there are plenty of ways to give ourselves a lift and put our digs in tip-top condition. Here are a few simple ideas.