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  • Animal Lovers
    2015 Chicagoland critter events
    There are many great animal events lined up in the Chicagoland area throughout2015.Whether looking to spend time outdoors, quality time with pets, or starting a new hobby, here are some awesome animal things scheduled for the year.The 2nd Annual...
  • South Bay By Jackie-Weekend Guide July 2, 2015
    South Bay By Jackie-Weekend Guide July 2, 2015
    The South Bay hosts an astounding variety of special events and activities year round! The South Bay by Jackie Weekend Guide offers concise, yet extensive, coverage of the greater South Bay area. The Weekend Guide is updated every Thursday morning...
  • Glock 30S and 19
    DeSantis Invader: Redefines the hybrid holster
    A common joke among gun owners who carry is that they typically have a box full of different holsters for each handgun and that most of them were tried and not used. When a shooter finds the type he likes, he tends to stick with that one.In our...
  • German RV Manufacturer Morelo clocks up its 750th luxury motorhome
    German RV manufacturer Morelo clocks up its 750th luxury motorhome
    Morelo, a fledgling luxury motorhome manufacturer located in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, clocked up a major milestone last week when the 750th Morelo motorhome rolled off its Schlüsselfeld-based production line. This is not only an...
  • Chicago Festivals
    Chicagoland 2015 summer festivals
    Long ago in times past,a festival in Chicago that stood out was"ChicagoFest" taking place 1978 - 1983 at Navy Pier. Definitely ageneration to remember, offond memories andstages lined up along the lake front. This festivalthere...
  • Wizard of Oz Festival
    There’s no place like the Wizard of Oz Festival for family fun
    Wizard of Oz fans are in for a treat when they take a real-life journey into the magical land of Oz, sometimes known as Mapleton, IL. The Wizard of Oz Festival is gearing up for its fourth year of delighting fans of the classic film and this is...
  • July 2015 sky charts
    Astronomical events of interest for July 2015
    Here is a quick look at what’s happening astronomically in July 2015. Mark your calendars.July comes from the Latin word Julius. Originally the Roman month for July was Quintilis. It was renamed to Julius after Julius Caesar, his birth month...
  • South Bay By Jackie-Weekend Guide June 25, 2015
    South Bay By Jackie-Weekend Guide June 25, 2015
    South Bay Weekend Guide for June 25, 2015by Jackie Balestra • • 0 CommentsIt’s like someone flipped a switch and BOOM! It’s SUMMER! The kids are out of school, the fog has lifted and temps are heating up. If you’re...
  • El Segundo Art Walk Recap
    El Segundo Art Walk Recap
    Upon her move to the neighborhood, Holly was impressed with the numerous creative businesses located in the Smoky Hollow and Downtown districts. She already knew many of the local artists – painters, sculptors, photographers – but she...
  • Chicago Events
    Chicagoland summer outdoor activities
    Even though there has been a lot of rain this year in 2015 in the Chicagoland area,there are many exciting activities coming up for all of us toenjoy. My favorites this year to look forward to are listed below.Findmany events to choose from in...
  • Venus, Jupiter and the Moon June 19 2015
    Showtime on the western horizon after sunset
    For the rest of this month and well into July Venus, Jupiter, Regulus and on occasion the crescent moon are putting a spectacular display of planetary motion. It is also a very pretty sight in the sky. Yes, the planets (the wonders) do move in the...
  • Daddys
    Special day for all dads <3
    It's true thatall fatherscomein different shapes andsizes.It may be toughto choosethe right place to go, or the right gift to give, andcan take a great amount ofresearchdependingon each and every dadsinterest.Whether hewasthere when taking...
  • Bluetooth lantern and speaker? Yep and it is great!
    OUTAD 2 in 1 outdoor wireless Bluetooth speaker and LED lamp a real winner
    When I was asked to review the Outad 2 in 1 Bluetooth speaker and LED lantern, I had my doubts as to how useful it would be, but after a recent backcountry trip I will tell you I fell I love with this piece of gear.Once again the product is sold...
  • YKS headlamp offers options at a budget price
    YKS headlamp offers options not often found on budget priced lights
    One item I always have with me when I am camping or backpacking is a headlamp and recently I had the chance to try out the YKS adjustable beam headlamp.The lamp is sold through Amazon.com by the firm Bsyexcellent and I was asked to give my opinion...
  • Puerto Rican Festival
    Chicagoland's June cultural festivities
    America started out withourNative American Indiansand latershipscame withEnglish settlers joining in on the mix. All of us have ancestorsthat came from far off lands. Americaisthe most diverse cultural place in the world, it truly is the best part...
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