Smart Living Weekly – June 19, 2019

  Fun Summer Events at Midway Village Right in Our Region: The 1970s, particularly the bicentennial of the United States of America, is the theme of this year’s fourth annual…
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Smart Living Weekly – May 15, 2019

  New Summer Events at Midway Village Right in Our Region: Whether you’re interested in history, education, gardening, volunteering or just having fun with others, there’s something for you this…
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Smart Living Weekly – January 16, 2019

  New App Helps Burpee to Share Wonders Right in Our Region: Anne Weerda wants you to love the natural world.“You can’t ask someone to love something, or to save…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 17, 2016

  Celebrate Burpee’s 75th Year at The Local Right in Our Region: Something new is brewing this month at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. in Rockford,…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 27, 2016

  Paulson’s Agriculture Museum of Argyle Right in Our Region: The late Warren and Helen Paulson believed there should be a place where people could take their families to learn…
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Genuine Northwest, Autumn Edition

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

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.

Northwest Quiz: Midwestern Museums

From roadside attractions to world-class institutions, our region is home to fascinating cultural collections. Test your knowledge about 10 of them.

Barnacopia: The Bockers Built It, and People Came

What started as a simple collection has grown into a popular new location for gatherings and quiet retreats. Discover what’s inside this unique barn, and how its founders still pursue new ideas.

Rockford Art Museum Turns 100

From its first piece to its 1700 pieces in the collection today, much of the museum’s collection is currently on display. Jon McGinty leads a quick tour through the past century, and shows how local artists will celebrate