Smart Living Weekly – January 31, 2018

  Embrace Local Cold-Weather Outdoor Fun Right in Our Region: While some people are huddled indoors, pining for spring, others are taking advantage of cold-weather outdoor fun in our region….
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Smart Living Weekly – January 24, 2018

  Snowy Fun at Lake Geneva’s Winterfest Right in Our Region: Whether or not cabin fever has you down, there’s much fun to be had in Lake Geneva, Wis., as…
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Smart Living Weekly – January 11, 2017

  Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition Right in Our Region: The 31st Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition will take place next week, even though there’s no significant snow in the weather…
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Northwest Quiz: Winter Sports Trivia

It may be cold outside, but there are plenty of ways to get out and play in the snow. Test your knowledge of wintertime activities you can find in our region. No peeking! Answers posted below.

An Up-Close Look at Snowflakes

Take a closer look next time you see a snowfall, and you’ll spy some amazing forms within the tiniest flakes. Learn what it takes to capture nature’s miniature marvels.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Winter Edition

Dubuque, Iowa: Let the Good Drinks Flow By Stephanie N. Grimoldby One way to warm your blood this winter is with some casual imbibing. Dubuque, Iowa, offers several opportunities, starting…
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10 Places to Play This Winter

With so many events and destinations to explore this winter, we don’t see any excuse for cabin fever. Explore some of our region’s best reasons to leave the house and enjoy the outdoors.

Connecting with Nature in Winter

It’s true, winter is a time where we can value silence and the crisp winds. We make the case for getting outside and exploring the winter landscape, through many recreational activities.