Two things that I do a lot: Write and make things. Using books and videos, I successfully learned how to both crochet and knit in 2006. I became heatedly determined to learn after two failed attempts to learn crochet. I knew I could do it and finally got it. Back then, I didn’t expect … Continue reading Yarn Donations Wanted
If you didn’t know, there’s a Facebook group page where people living in and around the Freeport, Illinois area can have conversations about what’s going on in the community. It’s called Freeport IL Area Community Page. Here’s the description of the group from the home page: “This is a discussion group for the Freeport, IL area. … Continue reading Join the Conversation On Freeport IL Area Community Page
Hi, this is Rita Hawkins. I write Stephenson County Spotlight which is an upbeat blog about the people, places, events in and around Stephenson County, IL. Did you know that Stephenson County Spotlight has been in publication since April 2015? That’s two years. As its creator and writer, my goal is to expand readership and … Continue reading Get Your Word Out On Stephenson County Spotlight
I received the postal service’s post card for their yearly food collection and noticed that they emphasized that HEALTHY nonperishable foods are wanted for the Saturday, May 13th, 2017 food collection. “Donations stay in your community” according to the information on the post card. If you didn’t know, an overabundance of the nonperishable foods donated … Continue reading USPS “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Collection 2017
There are several food pantries located in Freeport, IL that I’ve written about here on Stephenson County Spotlight. Gospel Outreach’s food pantry is another option for those of us who need help making ends meet. Many of us, for one reason or another, are having a tough time doing just that these days. Gospel Outreach is … Continue reading Gospel Outreach Food Pantry
I’m so amazed that my lawn mower started the first time I cranked it that I decided to write a blog post about it. Wow. I think it’s only happened one time before. Usually, by the time I get it started, I’ve cranked it so many times that I was exhausted by the time I … Continue reading Ready, Set, Mow!
I didn’t write a post in February. I’ve been busier than normal. For one thing, I’ve been decluttering and downsizing the amount of unsold Rita’s Resales and Rita’s Really Great Stuff inventory in addition to unwanted personal belongings at my house; good stuff that other people could use. I had a giveaway at my house … Continue reading Getting Unstuffed: A Place For Everything