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Thursday, February 25, 2021

North Shore College Consulting Helps Students Prepare for and Apply to College

North Shore College Consulting Helps Students Prepare for and Apply to College

Learn About North Shore College Consulting with Insight from Co-Owners Amy Herzog and Debbie Kanter

Recently, I chatted with Debbie Kanter and Amy Herzog of North Shore College Consulting to learn how their local small business helps students prepare for the college application process. As the mother of a fifteen-year-old, my mind often drifts to making sure we are on task for applying to college. Amy and Debbie provided me with a bit of insight into college preparedness and how their business helps our students stay calm and focused as they move towards applying to and attending college.

Weekend Windup: Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs February 27-28, 2021

 Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs February 27-28, 2021

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs February 27-28, 2021

Happy almost weekend! Here are a few ideas for this weekend. Hard to believe but we are in maple tapping season!

Late Winter Wander at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove, IL

 Late Winter Wander at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove, IL

Late Winter Wander at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove, IL

Hidden Lake Forest Preserve finds its home not too far from The Morton Arboretum. Venturing to The Morton Arboretum quite regularly for hiking, we have passed by way to many times without stopping at this beautiful preserve. Looking for a little adventure and something new last Saturday, we finally made a stop.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Mural Adventure in Delavan, Wisconsin

 


Learning Delavan, Wisconsin History Through Murals

We recently headed up to Delavan, Wisconsin for a little stop at Crystal Garden Rock Shop to shop through a wonderland of rocks, minerals, fossils and crystals. While adventuring, we noted the beautiful murals throughout Delavan. Delavan has an incredible collection of 20 murals providing for a little art and history aside in any season. So, we wandered a bit appreciating interesting artworks presenting the stories of Delavan.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Favorite Midwest Hiking Adventures

Favorite Midwest Hiking Adventures Suggested By Midwest Travel Writers
Pictured: Galien River County Park and Mississippi Palisades State Park

Favorite Midwest Hiking Adventures Suggested By Midwest Travel Writers

Midwest hiking destinations provide a wealth of unique nature adventures. Throughout the region, our nature preserves allow visitors to experience a range of environments, geological formations and views. Hikers can appreciate trails along rivers, over dunes, through glacially molded landscapes, up on bluffs and more. A few of my favorite Midwest Travel Writers and I have put together a list of some fabulous places for you to hike this year:

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Winter Rambling Through a Tranquil Landscape at Elgin's Burnidge Forest Preserve

Winter Rambling Through a Tranquil Landscape at Elgin's Burnidge Forest Preserve

Winter Rambling Through a Tranquil Landscape at Elgin's Burnidge Forest Preserve

Burnidge Forest Preserve in Elgin, Illinois treats hikers to 9 miles of trails within one of the largest forest preserves of the Kane County Forest Preserve system. The preserve contains horse riding trails and abuts on the seasonal Paul Wolff Campground. Upon embarking on our snow hiking adventure, we immediately delighted in the rolling trails of the landscape. Of course, sapphire blue skies and the brilliant winter sun added to the adventure.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Discovering the Evanston Art Center

 

Discovering the Evanston Art Center

Discovering the Evanston Art Center Offering Creativity to the Community Through Galleries, Classes and More

Last weekend, we visited Evanston to drop off some origami butterflies for a community art event created by Evanston Made. During our visit, we stumbled upon the Evanston Art Center and noted that it was open. My curiosity piqued as I spotted some art installations through the center's windows. So, we opted to pop in.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Trekking the Looped Trails of The Hollows Conservation Area

Trekking the Looped Trails of The Hollows Conservation Area in Cary, Illinois

Trekking over Snow Covered and Looped Trails of The Hollows Conservation Area for a Winter Nature Respite

The Hollows Conservation Area of Cary, Illinois invites wanderers to admire a range of ecosystems in all seasons. We embarked on a few of the trails during our late January hiking adventure appreciating trails that rolled through a snow covered environment.