Smart Living Weekly – July 19, 2017

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Make the Most of Your Outdoor Spaces

The possibilities are endless when you’re planning improvements to your outdoor landscape. Learn from a few local experts how a few simple changes can have an exceptional impact on your yard.






6 Challenging Golf Holes

These are the holes that test golfers’ souls – the meanest holes to be found at some of our region’s top courses. With some help from area golf pros, we look at the anatomy of these dastardly layouts and the strategies to help you prevail.






The 2017 Manufacturing Leaders Roundtable

In a world of evolving technologies, volatile political climates and global power shifts, there’s much to concern us but much to make us hopeful. We met with six local manufacturing leaders to reflect on what most impacts their companies.






Nooks & Crannies, Spring-Summer Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.






What Really Happens in the Emergency Room

From the ordinary and the bizarre to the downright miraculous, the experiences that happen inside the hospital emergency room vary from day to day. See what physicians are really up to inside our local ERs.






How to Make a Dream (Kitchen) Come True

A good remodel improves your kitchen’s functionality and provides great relief from an outdated style. We caught up with two local experts who share their insights into the process of kitchen remodeling and the latest trends.






The Adventures of Brad Nordlof

He’s traveled the world capturing serene landscapes, forgotten places and lively cityscapes glowing in the night. Here, the photographer shares some of his favorite images and the stories behind them.






Midway Village: Endowment Opportunity Needs Public Support

Rockford’s beloved history museum has a chance to boost its funding, at a time when state support is disappearing. Learn how your donations can go the extra mile – but only if you act in time.






The Many Talents of Dr. Edward Yavitz

Meet an energetic Rockford-area eye specialist who’s not only pushing the bounds of his field but giving back to his hometown.