Smart Living Weekly – March 18, 2020

  ‘Reach for the Stars’ in 18th Year of Success Right in Our Region: When the historic Coronado Performing Arts Center re-opened in 2001 following an $18.5 million restoration made…
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Smart Living Weekly – February 12, 2020

  40th Home Show Offers Family Fun Right in Our Region: If you want to see what’s new in home projects, or are simply looking for some weekend family fun,…
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Smart Living Weekly – February 5, 2020

  Indoor City Market is Year-Round Fun Right in Our Region: Most people know Rockford City Market offers a fun opportunity to stroll along the riverfront with loved ones, browse…
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Let’s Have Some Fun This Winter

Time to grab the snow gear! From eagle watching at Starved Rock State Park to sledding down the massive hill at Twin Sisters Park, our region has plenty of exciting winter activities for the young and young-at-heart.

Nooks & Crannies, Winter Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Prehistoric Adventures at 2020 PaleoFest

Burpee Museum’s annual tribute to all things paleontology returns this winter with plenty of traditions and a few surprises, too. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s coming up.

Retirement Planning: Working with a Total Return Approach

Are your retirement assets arranged in a way that will allow you to live the lifestyle you desire? David Cyrs, of Cyrs Wealth Advisors, explains one technique to keep your assets working for you.

Shelter Care: Lending a Helping Hand For 35 Years

This benevolent organization has spent 35 years providing hope, care and plenty of love for homeless people around the Rockford area.

Restaurant Profile: Creative Cuisine at Baci’s Kitchen

A relative newcomer on Rockford’s dining scene, this cozy and contemporary spot is gaining attention for its inspired cuisine and its owner’s deep attention to detail.

Funding Revocable Living Trusts

Deciding who gets your property when you die is an important step in your estate planning process. Tammy Koester Parks and Ray C. Schenk explain how revocable living trusts offer one option.