Smart Living Weekly – November 7, 2018

  Better-than-Ever Stroll on State Nov. 24 Right in Our Region: The sixth annual Stroll on State will return to downtown Rockford on Saturday, Nov. 24, with lots of expanded…
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50 Fall Favorites

Apple orchards, cornfield mazes, IceHogs games … our region has a plethora of activities to keep you busy during Autumn. Make the most of the season by undertaking as many of these 50 adventures as you possibly can.

Keeping Customers Happy For 90 Years at Gustafson’s

Friendly service and quality furniture have kept this locally owned business thriving for 90 years. Meet the family behind this Rockford-based company and find out how the next generation is evolving with the times.

The Best Burgers Off the Beaten Path

Great burgers are everywhere, and they’re especially rewarding when found well off the beaten path. Check out seven places well off the radar that are producing some of the best burgers you’ve never heard of.

NWQ Guide to Colleges 2018

It’s never an easy choice when seeking the perfect college — there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the top institutions available here in our region.

NIBCA: 100 Years of Advocating for Local Contractors

Widely known as the voice of the construction industry, the Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association represents 109 member contractors who have completed more than $1.5 billion worth of construction work over the past year alone.

Authentic Italian Cuisine at Salamone’s North

Rockford restaurant-goers are no longer limited to Cherry Valley to get their Salamone’s fix. Step inside the Salamone’s North location and discover some new menu items.

Leading Klehm Arboretum into the Future

The newest leader at the helm of this southwest Rockford attraction is introducing big ideas for the months ahead. Meet Alexander Mills and learn what he has in store.

Brews & Views: Creating a Community Through Movies

The third Wednesday of the month is a highly anticipated night for film buffs. Discover how “Brews & Views” satisfies a niche community in Rockford.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and innovations happening within our region’s manufacturing companies.