If you have outdoor work to do, it looks like today will be a nice day for it. After we got a lot of rain and the grass turned green again, I would like to think that yesterday was the last time I had to mow for the season. I won’t count on it because … Continue reading A Nice Day For It!
Hi, it’s me, Rita. I write Stephenson County Spotlight. Read on to get to know me better. This December will make 20 years that I have lived alone. I’m 40, never married, no kids, and I live in a house. No matter whom your household comprises, it can be overwhelming to take care of both … Continue reading Seeking a Fun Companion & Helper
The Boys & Girls Club of Freeport and Stephenson County will host its annual Back to School Celebration at its King Center Community campus located at 511 Liberty St. Freeport, IL 61032 this Saturday, August 19th from 2-6 p.m. Backpacks with FREE school supplies will be given to parents/guardians who participate in a workshop. … Continue reading Boys & Girls Club Back to School Celebration 2017
Hi, it’s me, Rita. I write this blog. If you’ve been reading Stephenson County Spotlight for a while, you might know that I am an avid crocheter. I had the pleasure of doing a live crochet demonstration at Pretzel City Farmers Market here in downtown Freeport, IL on Friday, July 7th. The weather was … Continue reading Visit Pretzel City Farmers Market
Northern IL Food Bank will be having a mobile food pantry this week. Food is free to low-income neighbors in need. Food is distributed on a first-come, first served basis while supplies last. When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Where: St. Joseph Catholic Church, 229 W. Washington Place, Freeport IL, … Continue reading Alert: Mobile Food Pantry
We’ve had steamy weather in the area for the past few days. If you’ve seen the news headlines you know that people still have to be told that it is not wise to leave their kids or pets in their vehicles on very warm days for any length of time. Heat stroke and death are two totally … Continue reading Summer Heat Reminders
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