Smart Living Weekly – August 30, 2017

  See Fall Colors from Maxon’s Riverboat Right in Our Region: An exciting new life chapter began for Frank and Nancy Semmerling when they bought Maxson’s Riverboat and Riverside Restaurant…
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Indian Hill Manor: A Crossroads of History, Mystery and Two Rivers

For thousands of years, native people enjoyed the scenic juncture where the Rock and Kishwaukee rivers meet. Step inside the stately manor atop its bluffs, and see why this gentleman’s farm and has much to teach us about ourselves.






Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.






Smart Living Weekly – May 11, 2016

  Ski Broncs Dazzle with Athletic Feats Right in Our Region: Imagine “Cirque du Solei” on the water, pulled by 2,000 horsepower, and you’ve got the right image of the…
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The Mighty Rock River and Friends

The Rock River has suffered the impact of urbanization, but many dedicated groups have worked and are working to restore its health. Jon McGinty explores the impact of these efforts, including recognition by the National Park Service.






Lee & Ogle Counties: When We Were the West

Sure you know about the Wild West of the Gold Rush, but long before that, settlers found plenty of adventure here, in Illinois. Janine Pumilia explores how our area developed…
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Restaurant Profile: Maxson Restaurant & Riverboat Returns

The “Pride of Oregon” and one of the Rock River’s most popular dining attractions is forging ahead, as its new owners continue to improve this local landmark.






Rockford’s Ralph Emerson: Right Man for the Times

His poet-philosopher cousin is more famous, but this Rockford businessman had the practical sense to develop many of the city’s most important industries. Discover more about this man who stood tall in our community.






Elliot Grandia: From Rockford to Rockford

He may have come from Michigan, but this morning show news anchor is finding himself quite at home in the Forest City.






Maxsons Restaurant & Riverboat

1469 N IL Route 2 Oregon, IL 61061 815-732-6761 www.Maxsons.net