April 2014

Kibbe Museum offers Lincoln and local history along with a few agricultural surprises as well.

The Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum is located in Carthage, Illinois across the street from the historic jail where Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon settlement at Nauvoo, Illinois was murdered. The Kibbe Museum was created by Dr. Alice Kibbe who was curator of the Carthage College. Dr. Kibbe stayed behind with the museum items she […]

Fair Food and fun at the Illinois State Fair Grandstand Preview Party

I must say, it was fun to be a writer (covering the event for Farm World) at today’s Illinois State Fair Grandstand Preview party and press conference. To remind the attendees of the great fair food, popular food vendors like Vose Korndogs, Fulgenzi’s Pizza, Poe’s Catering offering delectable pulled pork sandwiches and Coleman lemon shakeups […]

Get your Lincoln fix at the soon to reopen Lincoln Heritage Museum

In just a few short weeks you can check out the Lincoln Heritage Museum. Located at Lincoln College, the museum will reopened officially April 26, 2014. Ranked as one of the “30 Most Amazing University Museum’s in the World”, the museum just got a lot more interactive and opens up a whole new experience for […]

Happy Easter Where Ever You May Be

Decorating eggs has been going on for many years. Ostrich eggs engraved have been found in Africa 60,000 years ago and in Egypt, eggs were decorated with both silver and gold within the last five thousand years. From what I have been able to ascertain, the Easter egg represents Jesus empty tomb and have been […]

Chole's and Company, a dining establishment in Girard

This past week my friend Suzette and I decided to try out Chloe and Company, a relatively new restaurant in Girard, Illinois. The diner is located in a former Masonic Temple and although the address is 223 W Madison St, the restaurant sits right along the easily accessible Route 4. The building is big and […]

Chole's and Company, a dining establishment in Girard

This past week my friend Suzette and I decided to try out Chloe and Company, a relatively new restaurant in Girard, Illinois. The diner is located in a former Masonic Temple and although the address is 223 W Madison St, the restaurant sits right along the easily accessible Route 4. The building is big and […]

Planning for spring and summer

As the rain falls, it is time to take stock and plan where to go once the spring flowers that have pushed their way out of the frozen ground bloom. A trip to southern Illinois is on the horizon for me, I want to search the web find the stops to make and the people […]

III Tomasso's Italian Bistro, fun!

Yesterday I ventured out to one of Springfield Illinois’s latest Italian restaurants, III Tomasso’s Italian Bistro. With restaurants like Saputos’s, Shepardo’s and other Italian dynasties in town, there is a lot of competition along the way, but I must say, my chicken rigatoni the special of the day was quite tasty and I liked the […]

III Tomasso's Italian Bistro, fun!

Yesterday I ventured out to one of Springfield Illinois’s latest Italian restaurants, III Tomasso’s Italian Bistro. With restaurants like Saputos’s, Shepardo’s and other Italian dynasties in town, there is a lot of competition along the way, but I must say, my chicken rigatoni the special of the day was quite tasty and I liked the […]

Windmill on the ceiling is just one of the unique items on display at the Kenny Bush museum in Milan, Il

During the Gathering of the Green I hopped on the big yellow school bus and traveled to Milan Illinois with my husband Keith and a group of other tractor enthusiasts to see the Kenny Bush museum. Kenny Bush and his wife Marilyn have been married for 55 years and they have 5 children and 13 […]