4 Summer Health and Safety Tips for Cats

4 Summer Health and Safety Tips for Cats

(Family Features) Summer is officially here and while it may be the perfect time for family trips and outdoor activities, it’s also a great time to reset and make sure you’re keeping the whole family healthy, including your feline friend. By keeping your cat healthy,...

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Summer Brunch Fare

Summer Brunch Fare

(Family Features) When it comes to planning brunch, there really are no rules. It’s the perfect opportunity to combine your favorite flavors and foods in one delicious meal. Warmer weather calls for putting a summer twist on brunch classics. Breakfast Tacos Al Pastor...

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4 Simple Steps to a Lawn Mower Tune-up

4 Simple Steps to a Lawn Mower Tune-up

(Family Features) You rely on your lawnmower to run all season long, and a little bit of time spent tuning your mower engine in spring can help keep it running at its peak performance. A simple tune-up on a walk-behind mower can be done in 20 minutes or less and, if...

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Hoogland July News

Hoogland July News

Written By Gus Gordon Thank you to local artist Felicia Olin for the fantastic new mural that greets people as they enter the LRS Theatre lobby! Felicia did a fantastic job creating this wonderful work of art, and we can't thank her enough for sharing her artistic...

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Beat the heat: Tips to Stay Healthy and Hydrated

Beat the heat: Tips to Stay Healthy and Hydrated

(BPT) - Americans love summertime and with good reason. It is the best time for outdoor fun and travel with family. Many people enjoy outdoor activities such as bicycling, kayaking and hiking, and kids are more active with sports. One thing to keep in mind when out...

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What’s Trending in Landscaping

What’s Trending in Landscaping

By Patty Brockmeyer Owner of Designer Landscapes and a Illinois Certified Nursery Professional Landscaping trends have seen major changes over the past several years. Pavers First when it comes to patios and walkways, brick pavers and specialized stone are what is...

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2017 Summer Theatre Camp

2017 Summer Theatre Camp

In the short span of PAVE’s two-week camps, kids entering third grade through entering ninth grade experience first-hand what it takes to stage a live production. They experience everything from auditioning to staging an original play. They also learn about stage...

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Healthy Summer Treats Make for Happy Kids

Healthy Summer Treats Make for Happy Kids

(Family Features) Parents know raising healthy and successful children means more than encouraging learning and praising positive behavior. It also means instilling smart habits from the earliest years to create lifelong practices that promote overall health and good...

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Cypress Siding: It’s What the Pros Choose

Cypress Siding: It’s What the Pros Choose

(BPT) - If current design trends are any indication, wood siding is back. Design professionals are recommending one species in particular: cypress. What’s behind this revival of cypress siding? “Good looks, dependable performance and affordability,” says Stephen Logue...

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Moonlight Market Series on Jackson Begins July 12th

Moonlight Market Series on Jackson Begins July 12th

Monthly Art & Craft Event Will Showcase Local Vendors Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery and Eatery is hosting Jackson street between 6thand 7th on the second Wednesday of each month from July-October for a special evening marketplace from 6-9pm each night. A full...

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Understanding the Link Between Salt and Health

Understanding the Link Between Salt and Health

(BPT) - The news lately is full of articles about salt and health. Everyone seems to be getting either too much salt or not enough. So which is it? Part of the problem is with how we study the connection. Fortunately, researchers on both sides of the issue are...

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5 Simple Ways Parents Can Make the World Gentle for Baby

5 Simple Ways Parents Can Make the World Gentle for Baby

(BPT) - The big day has finally arrived and your newborn is here. Your baby is as perfect as you imagined and you’re filled with a love you never knew existed. Even before she or he arrived, you started making more careful choices and looked for gentle alternatives...

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Stylish Storage for Renters

Stylish Storage for Renters

(Family Features) Just because you rent or live in small quarters doesn't mean you can't have ample storage space. It means you just have to be a bit more creative in figuring out where to put things, even when it seems hopeless to get a handle on organization and...

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Top gardening Trends for 2017

Top gardening Trends for 2017

(BPT) - Whether you have a backyard or just a few containers on the patio, sunny days are your cue it's time to garden. Growing your own flowers, herbs and vegetables is a lot of fun, and with some simple tips, it can be pretty easy to make sure your outdoor space is...

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