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Magical Performance Missed

I'll be honest, I have never liked the musical "Working" by Stephen Schwartz, and if the truth be told – he knows it, because I told him so when I worked with him back during my New York days. The...

 

Lighter Side

I tried to sue the airport for losing my luggage … I lost my case. I couldn’t figure out why the baseball was getting larger … then it hit me. What’s the best part about living in Switzerland? I’m not sure, but the flag’s a big plus. I...

 

TLP Presents 'We Will Rock You'

Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will continue their summer season with We Will Rock You, the musical by Queen and Ben Elton. Featuring...

 

16th Annual Market House Square Art Festival

A juried outdoor show of art and fine crafts welcomes artists and artisans to the grounds of the Old Market House State Historic Site in downtown Galena. The show is sponsored by the Galena Cultural...

 

Lighter Side

School will be starting soon … Resistance is futile. Why do I have to write an essay about my Summer Vacation? Weren’t you following me on Twitter? “But I don’t want to go back to school! Nobody likes me! They tease me and pull my hair, and...

 

NWILDD July Winners

The winners are announced in the Northwest Illinois Daily (a cooperative fundraiser) for July. The Daily Drawing is a drawing for 365 daily cash prizes from October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022, to those donating for a ticket. Over $21,000 is paid...

 

Music On Chicago Ends With High Stakes

Another beautiful season of outdoor music will come to a close with the last date of Music on Chicago scheduled for Friday, August 5. The three-month music series finishes its 22nd year in Downtown...

 

Meteors On The Mound

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) invites everyone to Meteors on the Mound for a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower from atop Horseshoe Mound Preserve on Saturday, August 13th from 7:00...

 

Lighter Side

I don’t want to say it’s too hot in my room, but two Hobbits just came around and threw a ring in it. The heat index is somewhere between OMG and WTF. No, that’s not true. Today the heat index is somewhere between boob sweat and Satan’s Anus....

 

Freeport Cruise Night Returns

Freeport Cruise Night returns to Downtown Freeport on Saturday, August 13 from 4-9 pm attracting car enthusiasts, families and guests from around the region for a fantastic event. The event begins...

 

Willow Folk Festival's Last Bow

Once again, the Willow Folk Festival will fill the air with music in Northwest Illinois' Willow Valley, nestled deep in the green hills of Jo Davies County. Fest organizer Pauline Craig tells us...

 

Lighter Side

Woo Hoo it’s Friday! … Oh Wait, I’m a farmer. Farmer Proverb: Any man can drive a tractor, but it’s no fun plowin’ without your hoe. I was going to tell a farmer joke … but it was too corny. What did the mama cow say to the baby cow ...

 

HCC Summerset Theatre's Presents 'Working'

Highland Community College's 47th season of Summerset Theatre will present the musical "Working." Performances will run at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, 12, and 13 and at 3 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Fine Arts...

 

Fall Into Stockton

The Stockton Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off its annual Fall Into Stockton event on Saturday, August 20, 2022. It will take place downtown on Main Street as well as along a section of Front...

 

Lighter Side

The key to any good relationship is Sincerity. Once you learn how to fake that, you’ve got it made. It’s not you, honestly, it’s me. I’ve just got to stop dating losers. Dating should be like shopping for a car. You should get to talk to the...

 

Legally Blonde Opens At TLP

OMG, you guys! Like, you totally have to see Legally Blonde the Musical on stage at Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, from July 14 through July 24. A fabulously fun award-winning musical...

 

Lighter Side

If you ever get frustrated with life out here in Northwest Illinois, just turn on your car radio to WBBM and listen to the Chicago traffic report, you’ll feel much better. My driving instructor asked me to parallel park – which wasn’t easy...

 

The Lighter Side

I’m thinking about doing a little work on my lawn but I can’t decide … concrete or gravel? My husband gardens in the nude … it’s a lot more effective than a scarecrow. Keeping up with my yardwork requires a lot of blood, sweat and beers....

 

TLP Opportunities For Youth

Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will bring back their on-campus workshops and performance opportunities for area youth of all ages including the High School Internship Program which provides paid...

 

The Lighter Side

Yes, I work as a bank teller. No, I don’t “make it rain.” A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need it. There is a special place in Hell for people who press the call button more than once in the bank...

 

The Lighter Side

I’m going somewhere really expensive this summer vacation … the gas station. I need a summer vacation, but the only tropical thing I can afford is an air freshener. My summer vacation consists of periodically noticing the exotic beach location I...

 

Free Concerts

The Evangelical Free Church of Lena is hosting musical groups sharing Christian music and testimonials. From now through September 3rd, the public is invited to come and listen from their car, or bring your own chairs to enjoy the event. A food...

 

The Lighter Side

Baseball is a lot like pancakes … they both rely on a good batter. Whoever named the game “softball” has obviously never been hit in the head by one. The term catcher is not correct in High School baseball – it should be “wild pitch...

 

June Casper Bluff Tours

The public is invited to join trained volunteer guides for an interactive tour of the magical Casper Bluff Preserve, a place where nature’s treasurers meet with history’s secrets. Morning tours will be held on Saturday, June 4th and 18th...

 

Fourth Annual Pretzel City Winefest

The Greater Freeport Partnership will host the fourth annual Pretzel City Winefest Saturday, May 21 from noon to 4 pm. Tickets can be purchased online for $25 at greaterfreeport.com/events or Pretzel...

 

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