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10 Fantastic Fall Hikes

It’s the season to get lost in the mesmerizing gifts of nature, while reveling in the crisp and invigorating fall air. These 10 hikes are sure to reveal the best this season has to offer.

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

One of the most ubiquitous signs of the season is creeping into your consciousness. So, why not embrace the humble pumpkin and make it part of this season’s traditions, from home decor and family outings to the very elements of your dinner table?

Prohibition: The Noble Experiment That Failed

The 18th Amendment was a “noble experiment” to correct the ills of substance abuse, but as a law proved to be an ultimate failure. Jon McGinty takes a look at how Prohibition affected our region. Spoiler: there was definitely mayhem and murder.

Fostering Joy through Barrington’s Let It Be Us

It’s a promise not just of a home, but of hope, love and a future, that drives this nonprofit group to help children in the foster care system find loving families. In many cases, what begins as a temporary shelter becomes a forever home.

Water: Our Most Precious Resource

Given all the rain we’ve had this year, water may feel like an abundant resource, but don’t be deceived. These conservationists, urban planners and policymakers are determined to keep our water clean and flowing for generations to come.