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The Lighter Side

I wonder if clouds ever look down at us and say, "Hey look, that one is shaped like an idiot." Why is it after I push "one" for English, I still can't understand the person on the other end? Girls who...

 

NWILDD June Winners

The Daily Drawing (a cooperative fundraiser) is a drawing for 366 daily cash prizes from October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020 to those donating for a ticket. Cash prizes vary between $50 and $250. A ticket may win multiple times as each ticket...

 

Freeport Library To Open

The Freeport Public Library will reopen to the public on Monday, June 29th. A face covering will be required to enter the library, and the quarantine of all returned items for 72 hours will continue. Special disinfecting procedures have been put in...

 

How Are You Coping?

So how are you getting through the pandemic? Tired of Netflix? Finished all of those nagging home improvement projects? Sick of staring at the same four walls? After seeing my wife take off for yet...

 

Frame Your Family Continues

With photo challenges being so popular right now, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) has created the Frame Your Family Photo Challenge - because family is one of nature's masterpieces. A...

 

The Lighter Side

We hadn't run our "lighter side" feature in a while, and heard about it – so ... here ya go! Once they come out with a Cornovirus vaccine, I don't want to see any of you antivaxxers getting one. Don...

 

TLP Announces Virtual Education Program

Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, announced its Summer Education Program with online and onsite offerings for ages 3 through adult. “I’m very excited with the lineup of courses we are planning...

 

Upping The Ante

After meeting the original $5,000 match in just two and a half weeks, the Freeport Art Museum is delighted to announce that an anonymous family is offering another $5,000 gift if matched by community...

 

Morhardt Has Two New Books

Paula Baysinger Morhardt is pleased to announce the publication of two new books, Days of Daze and the companion volume, Night Maze, two 23 poem hard cover chapbooks. Both published by Fox Pointe Publ...

 

Lena Lions Cancel Fall Festival

To our families, friends, volunteers, fans and the entire Lena Lions Fall Festival Community. It is with deep sadness and regret that we, the Lena Lions Club board and members, have made the...

 

Lanark Library Offering Curbside Service

Beginning June 4, the Lanark Public Library, at 111-B South Broad St, will offer basic service of curbside pick up of books, magazines, DVD’s and audio books. Card holders may call 815-493-2166 from Noon-3 and give your card number, phone or...

 

June Grace Meal Is On

St. John's Lutheran Church will hold the June Community Grace Meal on Sunday, June 21 at 11:30 am -12:30 pm. The menu will be lasagna, green beans, Italian bread, applesauce and pineapple cake. The Grace will be curbside pick up only with all meals...

 

TLP Sets August 6th Open Date

Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, announces the postponement or cancellation of all performances and events through the end of July. TLP staff are busily working with concert promoters and...

 

Frame Your Family Photo Challenge

With photo challenges being so popular right now, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) has created the Frame Your Family Photo Challenge - because family is one of nature's masterpieces. A...

 

Fill Your Pantry With Home-Preserved Foods

Rest easy knowing you have weeks of food available for your family in your home pantry. Learn safe and easy ways to preserve foods through a series of free, online workshops by University of Illinois...

 

Everyday Environment Webinar Series Offered

A team of University of Illinois Extension educators hope that by explaining the natural world, people will better understand the delicate balance of how living and nonliving things interact in today's world. The Everyday Environment Webinar Series...

 

Dealing With Japanese Knotweed

Three years ago, almost to the day, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) stewardship staff began spotting a new invasive plant, Japanese Knotweed, around streams and drainage ditches in the...

 

FAM Donation Challenge

The Freeport Art Museum is thrilled to announce that an anonymous donor has promised to give $5,000 if matched. Every gift the community makes to this urgent appeal – up to $5,000 – will be matched dollar for dollar by the anonymous donor....

 

The Show Must Go On

The City of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, has announced their 2020 entertainment line-up for their 17th Annual Music in the Park Concert Series, offering music from a variety of area artists throughout the...

 

Our Favorite Musicals

Similar to the Best Athlete survey we did with a Google Form, we had a survey out to find which musicals that each school produced over the last ten years qualified as your favorites. And, while we...

 

The Lighter Side

Home Schooling Update – My child just said they hope they don't have the same teacher next year. Remember when we were little and had underwear with the days of the week on them? Yeah, that might...

 

Get Growing Webinar Series

Join Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty as he hosts his second round of Get Growing Webinars. The second round of webinars are scheduled for Friday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. starting on May 22 and going...

 

UFOs Identified

Last Sunday evening, my wife and I were outside sitting around a fire pit with our neighbors, and keeping the required six feet of separation when suddenly out of the blue our neighbor bolted...

 

TLP Closed Until June

Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, announces the postponement of all performances and events through the end of June. TLP staff are busily working with concert promoters and licensing agents...

 

National Tourism Week

As ironic as it may seem in our current shelter-in-place situation, next week celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week. Even though we cannot celebrate this commemoration with festivities at each...

 

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