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FHS Christmas Memories

Help FHS Thespians collect food donations for the Freeport Area Church Cooperative and ring in the Christmas season! FHS hosts Christmas Memories, a collection of humorous and heartwarming songs and stories. Guests should bring food donations for...

 

The Lighter Side

I'm ready to start my Christmas shopping ... OK, who's got some money I can use? All I want for Christmas is a free refill of my wallet when I'm done shopping. I spend a lot of money Christmas...

 

The Lighter Side

Will you text your mom and ask how long it takes to microwave a 25 pound turkey? For once we're going to have a happy family Thanksgiving. I'm stuffing the turkey with Prozac. He doesn't drink these...

 

History Of Christmas Trees

“The History of Christmas Trees” will be a special display in the Owen P. Miles Museum, Mt. Carroll during December 2021, sponsored by the Carroll County Historical Society. Decorated trees on display will feature ornaments from the late 1800s...

 

The Lighter Side

You mean Christian Bale is the name of a real person? I always thought that was what you called the people who left church early. School didn't work out for Johnny. The three things he learned were te...

 

Highland Gallery Hosts Visual Art Faculty Exhibit

The Highland Gallery features work by current Highland Visual Arts faculty members from Monday, Nov. 8 through Friday, Dec. 3 at the Ferguson Fine Arts Center. This annual event shows recent works by faculty that are on display and available for...

 

Big Band Concert And Madrigal Dinner

The Highland Community College Big Band will take the stage beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 19, in the Fine Arts Theatre at the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport....

 

The Lighter Side

I'm not saying the girl is stupid, but when she was driving to Disneyland and saw the sign that said, "Disneyland Left" she turned around and went home. A commuter was driving to work when he got a...

 

HCC Fall Concert

The Highland Community College Concert Band and Orchestra will hold their fall concert at 7 p.m. Friday, November 12 in the Fine Arts Theatre in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport. "The Ensemble is excited to be back on...

 

The Lighter Side

Ever have one of those moments when you realize, in the middle of driving, that you haven't been paying attention at all ... How am I alive? Who gave me a license? That man in the left lane looks...

 

Freeport High School Presents "High School Musical"

After almost two years without a theatrical performance in the Jeannette Lloyd Theatre, the Freeport High School Theatre Department is thrilled to announce its new production of Disney’s High School Musical, November 11, 12, and 13. This exuberant...

 

EPC Proves Innovative With Dinner Addition

To say that High School Theater has been hit hard by COVID would be an understatement. Try showing facial expressions and character development while wearing a mask – let alone trying to allow...

 

The Lighter Side

They might call the small candy "Fun Sized" but it takes three or four of them to get me mildly amused. Every Halloween I pretend to be the same thing ... not at home. I hope it's not too cold this...

 

Rock n' Roll Tribute Featuring The Neverly Brothers

Downtown Freeport Events and Greater Freeport Partnership welcome The Neverly Brothers to the Masonic Event Center Ballroom on Saturday, November 6. Guests should be ready to dance to the best in...

 

Local Theaters Join Forces

Mighty Richland Players Dessert Theater, Polo Area Community Theater, and Morrison Music Theatre Association will be joining together for the first time ever to perform one big concert of Broadway music on November 12-14. Dylan Hinrichs is the...

 

The Lighter Side

My boss told me to have a good day ... so I went home. The best way to criticize my boss is very, very quietly so he can't even hear you. I was told I needed to be more productive in the office, so...

 

Free Pegasus Wind Symphony

Area classical music lovers are being offered a treat Sunday, November 6, at 3:30 pm, when the "Pegasus Wind Symphony" will perform in a free concert, courtesy of the Freeport Community Concert...

 

EPC Presents: Murder On The Menu

Come to The Manor Restaurant (aka-the Pearl City Cafeteria) for a pasta dinner and stay to help us solve a murder in this Murder Mystery Dinner! Artemus Ward (Rhett Forth), head of the lucrative family publishing business, meets his demise while...

 

TLP Announces Hall Of Fame Inductees

Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, announced the 2021 inductees into the Timber Lake Playhouse Hall of Fame at the annual VIP Night prior to the opening of The Buddy Holly Story. The TLP Hall of...

 

The Lighter Side

Marriage can be fun some of the time. The trouble is, you're married all of the time. A box of chocolates is calling me ... which is more than my last boyfriend ever did. I still consider myself a...

 

Fright At The Fort

Come to the Apple River Fort State Historic Site on Saturday, October 23rd for a spooky new event-Fright at the Fort. The fun begins with a guided walking tour of the Elizabeth City Cemetery. Founded...

 

Seeing Is Part Of The Fun With HCC 'The War of the Worlds' Radio Play

Live theatre returns to the Highland stage with "The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script" play for the fall production of the New York's Mercury Theatre broadcast. The broadcast sent the nation...

 

The Lighter Side

I'm waiting for the day that Walmart decides to put a bar in their stores. That will take people watching to the next level. It's only a matter of time until the show "Security cameras at Walmart" bec...

 

The Mysteries Of Kellogg Grove

The Lena Historical Society will have their annual dinner and program on Wednesday, October 6, at 6:00 pm in the Lena Community Center located at 497 Lions Drive. Mr. John Day will present the program, “The Mysteries of Kellogg Grove”. This is...

 

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Is there anything more capitalist than a peanut with a top hat, cane and monocle, selling you other peanuts to eat? I can relate to Alice in Wonderland. She just keeps randomly eating and drinking...

 

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