In this issue, you’ll find profiles of:  Val and Chris Butler from Butler Funeral Home and also the 2017 Campaign Chairs for United Way;  Ken Lam, the new Music Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra;  Farrell Gay, the founder of the Timepiece Museum at the Elijah Iles House; Stephanie Kent the chairperson of this year’s Festival of Trees; Liz Moran Stelk the Executive Director of the Illinois Alliance; and Abby Foster the reigning Miss Illinois.

ArtScene features a great story and awesome pictures from The Muni production of Mary Poppins.    

HomeScene features the amazing design-built home of Denise and Marty Hohman.  

We have Part 1 of a 6 part series on Solar Energy by Michelle Knox.  She’s a central Illinois expert on solar systems and she has agreed to write all the articles for us.  We hope it will take all the mystery out of adding solar to your home and/or business.  

PetScene has an interesting article on clean eating for your dogs ( they need veggies too).

Some of the most influential women in town are part of a philanthropic group called Women for Women.  Read all about them and their good work in this issue.

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Bill Stokes



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