Thursday, January 29, 2015

Impressive Art & Culture in Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro houses many museums, theatres, historical sites and outdoor venues.
Image via Center City Park facebook page.

Move aside, Paris and New York – there’s a new art scene in town, and it’s located in a city that was recently dubbed one of the 20 most livable cities in the US by Nestled smack-dab between Winston-Salem and Raleigh, the charming town of Greensboro, North Carolina has been attracting art, music and theatre enthusiasts with its incredible – and still widely undiscovered – cultural scene.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Activities for All in Champaign, Illinois

 Whether you’re new to Champaign County or you’ve lived here your entire life, there is no arguing that the area offers plenty of activities and events for its residents. No matter your mood – energetic, contemplative, hungry, or something in between – you can find something to suit you in Champaign. Read further to learn more about some of the town’s best entertainment options!

Via Alto Vineyards facebook page
For a Date: There’s no place more quaint and romantic than Alto Vineyards. Located right in Champaign, this family-owned establishment began in 1982 when founder Guy Renzaglia acquired a 13-acre piece of land in Alto Pass, Illinois. The vineyard sold its first batch of wine in 1988 and has gone on to win numerous awards and recognitions since then. Today, guests can visit Alto for samplings in the tasting room and live music nights.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Eat Local in Foley

It turns out that Foley is known for more than its coveted weather and scenic views. The restaurant scene within this charming town is also worth exploring – from fresh seafood right out of the Gulf to a classic childhood dessert, we can guarantee that you’ll be impressed with the food that Foley is dishing up. We’ve compiled a list of some of the area’s best eateries for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert:

Via The Gift Horse
Breakfast: The Gift Horse is renowned as Foley’s primary “Landmark Restaurant.” Constructed in 1912, The Gift Horse offers a historic charm that can’t be found anywhere else in town. In addition to enjoying your meal, you will quickly fall in love with the restaurant’s gorgeous beaded pine walls, twinkling chandeliers and beamed ceilings. Come for a hearty Alabama breakfast, complete with hot coffee, mouthwatering Blueberry Muffins and toasty warm Biscuits that will surely have the entire table begging for more. The Gift Horse also has an antique shop and gift shop that will allow visitors to learn more about its rich history. Stop by today for an experience that incorporates more than just a meal!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Heritage of Grove City, Ohio

Photo via Grove City Ohio Government facebook page.

It's time for a history lesson!  Here are some interesting facts about how Grove City went from humble beginnings to an entertainment destination.

Grove City’s first settler was Hugh Grant.
No, we’re not talking about the Hugh Grant, English actor and film producer, rather Hugh Grant, 19th century gristmill operator from Pittsburgh. According to the Grove City website, Grant was known to transport his excess goods down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to sell and would return to Pittsburgh on foot. Presumably, on one of his trips home, he walked through the Scioto Valley region and liked what he saw, and in 1803 he purchased land in the area that would become Grove City. He and his wife, Catharine, were the first European settlers in the area.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Shop Local in Woodstock, Illinois

In addition to its small town feel and undeniable charm, Woodstock is also known for its array of specialty shops and locally owned stores. Thanks to the selections at these retailers, residents don’t feel the need to fight crowds at big box stores. Find what you need, plus much more, by shopping local in Woodstock. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite specialty local Woodstock shops:

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Green Box Boutique: The owners of this eco-friendly shop believe in doing business that is environmentally responsible and sustainable, which is why a majority of the products shelved at Green Box are fair trade and locally sourced. Products for sale include everything from clothing and accessories to wine, beer and all-natural bath and body goodies. Choose something special for a friend, like 100% recyclable flip-flops, or surprise your spouse with a box of organic dark chocolate! Either way, a trip to Green Box Boutique can always guarantee plenty of wonderful finds. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Eat Your Heart Out, Opelika

Among many things, Alabama is known for its finger-lickin’ Southern cuisine. Opelika residents will be happy to hear that their delightful little town is no different. From quiet cafés to bumpin’ bars, there is certainly plenty to choose from when it comes to filling your gut. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best eats in the Opelika-Auburn area. Read further to see where you can grab your next meal!

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Breakfast: Start the day off right with a meal from Acre! This rustic establishment prides itself on providing folks with quality Southern hospitality and fresh, organic ingredients. Their brunch menu is especially heavenly, featuring classics with an Acre twist such as Shrimp and Grits with baby arugula, the Brisket and Gravy with a fried egg and bacon bits, and Sage Fried Chicken combined with maple-pecan butter and Johnny Cakes. (Hey, we never said anything about counting calories, right?) Wash all of that goodness down with a hot cup of coffee and you’ll be good to go! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fun Every Day of the Week at Streetsboro’s Senior Center

The Senior Center offers many classes and activities.
Are you new to town and looking to create some ties with the community? No problem. Thanks to the friendly charm and quaint feel of Streetsboro, you’ll feel right at home in no time!

Becoming a member at the Streetsboro Senior Center is a fantastic way to make friends. The purpose of the Center is to provide health services, education, information and referral services, counseling and social services, volunteer opportunities, and recreation for folks over 60 years of age. Regular events at the Senior Center range from lectures delivered by professional speakers to activities like Bingo, field trips, movie nights, dances and card games. Below are some of the Senior Center’s most popular scheduled events.