Genuine Northwest

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

Nooks & Crannies, Winter Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

6 Can’t-Miss Holiday Shopping Destinations

Sure, you can do all of your shopping online or at the mall. But you’re missing out. For a truly memorable gift-giving season, head out to some of these inspiring downtown districts. We promise you’ll find unique gifts and a fun experience along the way

Meet Some Beautiful New Plants

Step inside the greenhouses of K&W Greenery, in Janesville, and explore the many new plant varieties sprouting up this season. Who knows? Maybe you’ll add a few to your garden this summer.

The Joy of Volunteering: New Ways to do Good

People have been helping one another, at no charge, since time began, but you may be surprised at just how diverse the options for volunteering are today.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue.

Explore these Forms of Hands-On Artistry

Art isn’t so intimidating when you’re guided by experienced creative teachers. In these studios, you can get creative with paint, pottery, glass or even wood burning.

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.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.

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.