Arts & Culture

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Looking for stories for Red Power Magazine, I found that on a farm near Marshall, Illinois a man had a tractor collection of Farmalls.  The location was listed in Darrel Darst’s Harvester Highlights. A call to Forsythe Farms had a tour arranged.  My friends Kent and Jane Elliott came along and chauffeured me to the […]

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I enjoy downtown Springfield’s shopping experience and one of their new options in the Second Saturday Downtown Springfield Shop Hop. This experience is offered May through October of 2016. My sister Debbie Salisbury, who works at the Springfield Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum and told me about this went along as well as my mom […]

A trip to the Beautiful Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center

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Everyone has heard of Daniel Boone and while I knew he was a frontiersman, before my trip to the Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center I didn’t have a clue of all the places he had been and all the things he has done.  I started writing about the site for my column in Farm […]

Beautiful fountain my focus while picking at the Litchfield Picker's Market

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  When out and about, take a minute to look around, you will never know just what you will see! This May, was our first local picking foray this spring and it was a doozey.  The Litchfield Picker’s Market is located in downtown Litchfield, Illinois and is held the 2nd Sunday of the month.  The […]

Watermark a restaurant/pub with a view!

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Downtown Ventura, California was a joy.  The shops were lovely, the scenery idyllic and the Watermark on Main owned by Mark and Kathy Hartley.  The building was built during the 1920’s and this historic place offered a perch to view the city from a lofty height. My friend Linda Spanberger and I had walked and walked and […]