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Maybe I’m Amazed

Welcome to autumn, a time of falling leaves, pumpkins and corn mazes. Those mazes have become an integral part of...
Photo of Ginger Cakes

A Ginger Cake to Remember

Ginger is one of the most prized spices in the world. But I hadn’t fully understood how special fresh ginger...
The Lazy Snitch Photo of a cocktail with bottles of liquor, Leaves on the side of the photo

Cocktail Class – The Lazy Snitch

October brings falling leaves, Halloween plans and, of course, pumpkin spice latte everything. The Lazy Snitch takes this ubiquitous fall...

‘An Investment in our Future’

Multiple road-and-bridge projects are in the pipeline for the Peoria area as part of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s multi-year...
On May 1, 1909, piers broke under the Lower Free Bridge (also known as the Franklin Street Bridge), causing much of the span to tumble into the Illinois River. Photo courtesy of the Special Collections Center, Bradley University Library

Rickety, Risky Bridges

Click on photos to enlarge Peoria is known for its good fortune in having a multitude of sturdy bridges. But...
A Woman laying on green stairs

Stylish and Sustainable

Sustainability is defined as “the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources to maintain an ecological balance.”Recycling household waste, utilizing...

The Soul of a Home

From her passion for historic preservation to her thoughts about art and civic engagement, Reagan Leslie creates a vivid picture...
Ballet dancers practicing

‘Art that Moves’

Wendy Thomasson, executive director of Peoria Ballet, has a clear vision when it comes to her studio’s purpose. The ballet...