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Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Top Hiking and Biking Trails

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing sixteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re bringing you the state’s top hiking and biking trails! So…


Mozart & Beethoven: Spotlight on Strings

Two of classical music’s most well-known composers will be showcased on March 27-29 at the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s concerts.  There are only two concert weekends left in the 2014-2015 season! Don’t miss your chance to see Andrew Grams conduct. Tickets start at just $25 and can be purchased at http://www.elginsymphony.org/CONCERTS/MozartBeethoven-2015.php MORE DETAILS: THE ELGIN SYMPHONY…


The Essentials of Planning an Outdoor Wedding

Guest Blog Post: Stephanie with EventSource An engagement ring is on your hand at last and you are ready to begin planning your dream wedding.  In your mind, it is the best day of your life.  But now – the work begins.   An outdoor wedding can be a beautiful setting for your special day –…


Enjoy a night out with your date or friends!

Guest Blog Post: Elgin Symphony Orchestra An audience favorite and graduate of the Julliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, Andrew Grams is one of America’s most promising and talented young conductors and has already appeared with many of the great orchestras of the world.  Maestro Grams recently announced the 15-16 season of the…


Guest Blog Post: Mommy By the River

In my Top Picks for February 20 – 22, 2015, enjoy baby lambs, kid-friendly movies, ice hockey, sleigh rides, a storytime, swimming, soccer, and ice skating. Best of all, the events listed are all FREE or CHEAP! And if they ask who sent you…tell them ‘The Mommy’ did! DISCLAIMER: Although I am careful to report accurate dates…


Guest Blog Post: Mommy By The River

Welcome to my blog…so glad you joined me this weekend! True confession: I still haven’t put away our Christmas decorations yet…nor have we finished sending our thank you notes for gifts. I was so proud that I jumped into the holiday season with shopping and preparations way ahead of schedule, yet now I find myself…


Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Elgin Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Hooray for the weekend! I’m happy to report that the major technical difficulties I encountered during my “Top Picks” last weekend have been happily resolved. I am quite thankful that everything is running smoothly again. My apologizes for the misprints of last weekend’s post! And now, with the…


Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Hello and a very happy weekend to you! I enjoyed meeting many of you who were out and about in some of the same places my family was during the Independence Day holiday weekend. With the the Fourth behind us now, let’s jump into what I call the “Second Half”…


Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Happy Weekend! I hope you have been enjoying summer as much as I have. Even with all of the rain that has been falling, I am just so thankful that we can get outside, jump on the trampoline, visit a park, go to an outdoor concert, enjoy the pool…


Guest Blog Post: The Diabetic Diner in the Elgin Area

Guest Blog Post: Jason My apologies for being out of touch for awhile. I’ve been busy. Busy eating. That’s right. Eating! Ya heard. For the better part of the last month, this diabetic diva has been dining in, dining out and dining up, down and all around. From Asian to Mexican to Italian, my palette has traveled around the world in…

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