Arts & Culture

Cooking Class Comes Home II - Pasta feeling a little Italian coming on.

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Hip Hip Hooray for pasta!  I didn’t travel to Italy, just with my friend Janna Seiz  to Springfield Illinois and Lincoln Land Community College for the 2nd half of my cooking class to get my Italian fix.  The class was with Chef Denise Perry who taught us all about the Principles of Cooking.  As part […]

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The Mug Tree, a roadside attraction!

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The Mug Tree is a road side landmark outside of Yale, Illinois. The town of Yale according to the sign has a population of a whopping 100 residents.  Truly I think each and every one of them may have put a mug on the mug tree, it is filled with mugs of various shapes and […]

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One book - for one bull!

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Joe Bergbower had a plow day south of Newton, Illinois on September 26th.  I met up with Jane Elliott and headed east to cover the event for Farm World and found Joe had something I love, yard art! Joe makes foxes, geckos, coyotes, turtles, people and an amazing bull all out of materials he had […]

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The 2015 Macoupin County Fall Festival featured military items and tractors galore!

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Carlinville, Illinois’s Macoupin County Historical Society hosted the annual fall festival which highlighted Oliver and Minneapolis Moline tractors for farm equipment. Vendors were set up all over the grounds surrounding the Anderson mansion and inside the beautiful home were military museums and military items scattered throughout the museum along with women’s clothing and antiques spread […]

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The Al Ringling Mansion

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Baraboo, Wisconsin is near the Wisconsin Dells and while the Dells I admit has much to offer, I am totally amazed with the local circus history.  A few years ago I visited the Circus Museum there and watched acts, rode an elephant and enjoyed the beautiful wagons, posters and enjoyed the museum all  it had to […]

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