It’s tax season. Someone somewhere is either waiting to be paid back money that they loaned or saying they’ll pay back money they borrowed when they get their taxes. Whether you want to free yourself from debt you already have or avoid it in the first place, get ready to take notes from this illuminating … Continue reading How to Avoid the Debt Trap
I remember color and being warm. If your eyes could also use a break from winter and its whiteness, take a look at photos I’ve taken around Freeport, IL during warmer, more colorful times. If you like sharing good news and community resources, submit a request to join Friends of Stephenson County Spotlight, a … Continue reading Memories of Color
It’s back and it’s happening this Saturday, February 16th. What time and where? Everything you need to know about St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church‘s February 2019 Care & Share clothing giveaway and free hot lunch event is in the flyer below. Questions? Call St. Paul Missionary Baptist church: 815-232-6043. Continue reading Alert! February Care and Share @ St. Paul
It’s snowing as I write this. Yes, again. In this post I want to share resources and action tips that might make dealing with this harsh winter easier. Interested? Keep reading. If you’ve had to re-shovel a driveway or walkway entrance/exit after a snow plow truck blocked it in, watch this short video: Shoveling tip to … Continue reading Life Inside a Snow Globe?
Hi, this is Rita. I write and publish Stephenson County Spotlight. Going into the 4th year of Stephenson County Spotlight, one thing I aim to do is expand its circulation by seeking people who will commit to helping it reach more readers. With that assistance I can spend more time getting around to the people, … Continue reading Friends of Stephenson County Spotlight
Hello, it’s me, Larita (Rita) Hawkins. I’ve resided in Freeport, IL most of my life. I’ve been writing Stephenson County Spotlight for almost 5 years now. People really like good news. Last month I didn’t expect to get so many positive reactions to two totally true snow shoveling help stories I reported on my Facebook … Continue reading Good News
Do you have unpaid fines at Freeport Public Library? Each February you can pay them with non-perishable food items that will go local food pantries. You can contribute to the drive even if you don’t have fines. Read on for details. “February is Food for Fines Month at Freeport Library. For every can of food … Continue reading February 2019 Food For Fines @ Freeport Public Library