Events at a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our neck of the Old Northwest Territory! Here’s a sampling of some upcoming events.

Genuine Northwest

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

15 Plants Worth Knowing & Growing

It’s finally time to make our gardens look beautiful and colorful. NWQ’s nursery experts suggest some of this year’s delightful new plants and some time-tested favorites that will keep your gardens looking lush all season.

Life Along the Rock: Seasonal Charm Flows With the Current

What’s even more beautiful than the riotous color of trees in autumn? Trees in autumn standing along a grand river like our own Rock. Karla Nagy shares some of our favorite vantage points, from Janesville to Dixon.

Success Story: Orthopedic Rehab Specialists

Meet a group of therapists who are dedicated to making therapy sessions a relaxing, less painful experience.

Stronghold Castle: An Orphan’s Tribute to Family

In 1929, Chicago newspaper magnate Walter Strong built a castle that inspired the imagination of his family for the next 30-plus years. Today, it remains a bastion of renewal and personal growth that’s enjoyed by more than 12,000 people annually.

Success Story: Oregon Soap Shoppe and Green Art, etc.

This squeaky clean business has developed a strong following by providing a niche product that’s good for people and for the world around us. Learn how this former farm wife has found success by doing what she loves.

Going With the Flow: Fishing, Boating and Playing on the Rock River

For generations, the Rock River has provided much to those who settled along its banks. Not only is it a place for commerce, but it’s ideal for recreation. Discover the many opportunities for boating, skiing, fishing and more.

A River Runs Through Them

The Rock River ties together the communities of our region and it’s been a driving force for commerce and growth. We celebrate our region by looking at the many recreational and cultural treasures that lie along our riverfront.

100 Years Later, Lorado Taft’s ‘Black Hawk’ Still Stands Sentry

Whether you call it ‘Black Hawk’ or ‘The Eternal Indian,’ Taft’s concrete giant reminds us not only of our heritage, but of the artist whose influence is still felt throughout our region.