Destination Antique Store True North Just Got Even Bigger!

Destination Antique Store True North Just Got Even Bigger!

True North knows shopping can, and should, be an adventure. Now this popular destination has just embarked on one of their own, a massive store expansion that will bring you even more amazing vintage and recycled items.If you've been to True North before, the store will feel at o…
New Adventures Arrive At Starved Rock Entertainment!

New Adventures Arrive At Starved Rock Entertainment!

Located just a short drive from the gates of Starved Rock State Park, near downtown Utica, you'll find the family-friendly adventure destination known as Starved Rock Entertainment! This all-in-one entertainment center, that features three challenging escape rooms and a multi-lev…
Small Business Sidewalk Sales Sales

Small Business Sidewalk Sales Sales

While Ottawa's popular Riverfest may not be on the books for 2020, you'll still find a variety of exciting social distance-friendly outdoor activities taking place this weekend, including a series of exciting sidewalk sales!Here's a look at which stores and boutiques will be part…
Experience artisan market, al fresco dining in scenic village!

Experience artisan market, al fresco dining in scenic village!

Located two minutes from the entrance of Starved Rock State Park, and just a short drive from I-80 and I-39, you'll find a true hidden gem, the village of North Utica. This canal town, steeped in rich history and beautiful nature, features some of the best pub-style dining and bo…
Heritage Harbor To Host A Trio Of Free Father's Day Weekend Activities!

Heritage Harbor To Host A Trio Of Free Father's Day Weekend Activities!

Experience a taste of the harbor life this weekend at Ottawa's own Red Dog Grill and Heritage Harbor. Here's eveything you need to know about these social-distance friendly concerts and craft market!On Friday, June 19th, from 7PM to 10PM, renowned Elvis tribute artist Jonathan Ly…
Starved Rock Hot Glass Offers Mother's Day Drive-Thru!

Starved Rock Hot Glass Offers Mother's Day Drive-Thru!

Just in time for Mother's Day, Ottawa's own Starved Rock Hot Glass will be hosting a special drive-thru shopping event this Saturday! Here's how you can find the perfect gift, from the comfort of your car!Make a point to swing by and browse the available pieces of Starved Rock Ho…
Photos: Utica's Small Business Drive-Thru

Photos: Utica's Small Business Drive-Thru

This weekend, four boutique small businesses in Utica joined together to host a special drive-thru shopping event in the parking lot of Jamie's Outpost. Here's a look at how they created a fun and convenient new shopping experience in Starved Rock Country!
Starved Rock Country's Review Drive Giveaway

Starved Rock Country's Review Drive Giveaway

In light of the recent COVID-19 closures, many small businesses across Starved Rock Country are requesting their loyal patrons leave them positive reviews on Google, Facebook, Yelp and other social platforms. To aid in this effort, we've organized the first Starved Rock Country R…
Starved Rock Country resident to run entire town in 12 days

Starved Rock Country resident to run entire town in 12 days

Marathon Runner Coree Aussem-Woltering has always wanted to run every street in Ottawa and starting Wednesday, he'll take off on that task. And he'll be raising money for Starved Rock Country small businesses while doing it!Tom, the proprietor of Awesome Ottawa Tours, will also s…