Tue12072021

Last updateMon, 15 Jun 2020 10pm

Back You are here: Home Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Saturday event will benefit Rocky Glen. FRED

Log in to save this page.

rocky-glen-0021Rocky Glen and the Farmington Road Entertainment District will both be center stage Saturday with a Family Fun Day set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will include hikes at Rocky Glen, which is Peoria's newest public park, and events and incentives scheduled at participating businesses along Farmington Road.

rockyglenlogo Read more...

Cassidy named Neumann Award winner

Log in to save this page.

Tim Cassidy, president of the Peoria Park District Board of Trustees, was named the winner of the 2012 Ray A. Neumann Tri-County Citizen of the Year Award.

Timothy-J.-CassidyThe Kiwanis Club of Peoria, which sponsors the award, presented it to Cassidy on Wednesday.

This is the 50th anniversary of the award, which is named for the late Peoria...

Read more...

OSF resource center moved

Log in to save this page.

OSF SaintFrancisMC stacked brownThe OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Breastfeeding Resource Center has moved to a new location.

The center is now located at 7800 N. Sommer Street, Suite 508, just off Pioneer Parkway in Parkway Plaza in Peoria. Services are no longer available at 4911 Executive Drive.

The...

Read more...

Rated PG: Pride in Peoria is loud and clear

Log in to save this page.

From my vantage point at the top of the Niagara park deck downtown, it was evident people who participated Thursday in the video shoot for the All-American City competition were having fun.

What struck me, though, was the pride that showed through the faces and the actions and the way everybody strutted while singing "Forever Young" as they made their way down Adams Street behind a pickup truck-borne camera and operator.

The sign...

Read more...

In The Moment...

Log in to save this page.

Is it just me or is anyone else upset because Valentine decorations and assorted merchandise started to appear in stores on December 26th?

It seems the world is rushing to move on to the next event, the next big occurrence, the next holiday. It seems we all are losing sight of where we are "in the moment."

Perhaps it's my psychology background, but it seems this type of marketing keeps everyone running at a fast pace, never...

Read more...

Rated PG: Big weekend in town; new writer introduced

Log in to save this page.

Paul GordonMemorial Day weekend, which is more or less then kickoff to summer, is always filled with revelry in Peoria. This year will be no different, with one rather cool exception.

On Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m., Adams Street between Liberty and Hamilton will be filled with people helping the effort to get Peoria named...

Read more...

Selling love: The travel industry

Log in to save this page.

From Pampering to Adventuring, Romance is Important to Travelers

When one thinks of a romantic trip for two to some exotic locale, elephants don’t exactly come to mind.

“You’d be surprised what people want and what they consider romantic,” said Mary Seaton, vice president of Suzi Davis Travel and general manager of the agency’s Peoria office, who told of booking a romantic trip for two to Thailand so...

Read more...

Our Favorite Things: Restaurants in (and Around) Peoria

Log in to save this page.

As Peorians we are fortunate to have a preponderance of very good restaurants to choose from, something those of us from small Midwestern towns certainly appreciate. No matter your tastes, there is at least one good restaurant to serve it, if not many – from straight meat-and-potatoes Midwestern fare to ethnic flavors to more avant-garde, modern cuisine.

So this week we asked our murder of writers to tell us about their favorite restaurant...

Read more...

Work Stress: Ways to Cope

Log in to save this page.

Stressed out? Have a million things to do in the next month? Feeling like you don't know what to do first with projects piled on your desktop? Are deadlines starting to stampede you like a wild herd of buffaloes?

In an effort to minimize stress The Peorian and I are devoting a three-part series to minimizing and conquering stress. Each of the three parts will focus on a different aspect, including attitude, leisure hours, and work life....

Read more...