Vinyl Rules At Blue Jay Way Records

Vinyl Rules At Blue Jay Way Records

Vinyl records have been enjoying a resurgence during the past decade. But they’re nothing new to Jim Lovejoy of Blue Jay Way Records in Princeton.Customers come in a broad spectrum, including millennials.
Curious Goods Is Your Halloween Headquarters

Curious Goods Is Your Halloween Headquarters

Just in time for Halloween, we're taking a tour of one of Starved Rock Country's most unique boutiques, Curious Goods!This Halloween, pay a visit to Curious Goods to browse their huge selection of wigs, f/x makeup, hats and hundreds of other autumnal accessories!
Starved Rock Country Wine Guide

Starved Rock Country Wine Guide

Starved Rock Country is no stranger to viticulture, take a look at six of the best wine bars and wineries the region has to offer amateur sommeliers. From Morris to Ottawa, Utica to Princeton, you'll be surprised at all the hidden gems available for your next weekend wine getaway…
What to do after Burgoo

What to do after Burgoo

Utica's 50th annual Burgoo Festival is just over a week away! After you've sampled the stew and explored all that beautiful downtown Utica has to offer, here are five family-friendly activities within 15 minutes of Burgoo to add to your trip itinerary!Country Kids Produce Lock 16…
Snowmobiling legend Levi LaVallee visits Starved Rock Country

Snowmobiling legend Levi LaVallee visits Starved Rock Country

Record setting professional snowmobile racer Levi LaValle will be visiting Starved Rock Country this Saturday to sign autographs and speak with his fans, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Leone's Polaris.Come out and see one of the very first Polaris snowmobiles Bud Leone purch…
An Inside look at Ottawa's Rock Paper Scissors

An Inside look at Ottawa's Rock Paper Scissors

Located in beautiful downtown Ottawa, just a short drive to the east from Starved Rock State Park, you'll find Rock Paper Scissors, the area's premier family-friendly shopping destination.Rock Paper Scissors specializes in toys, early reader books, games and puzzles. Housed in a …
Five unique antique destinations in Starved Rock Country

Five unique antique destinations in Starved Rock Country

If you're seeking antiques in Starved Rock Country, look no further. We've assembled a day trip itinerary that will take you, and your fellow antiquers, to five of the most exciting and offbeat vintage stores Starved Rock Country has to offer.True NorthThe Scout Flea Market, whic…
An unabridged look at Ottawa's Prairie Fox Books

An unabridged look at Ottawa's Prairie Fox Books

Prairie Fox books, an independent store housed inside of a historic building in beautiful downtown Ottawa, is pushing the envelope of what a small-town bookstore can, and should, be.If you take a peek through the large shop windows outside Prairie Fox Books, you'll spot the shelv…
City Folk brings urban decor to Starved Rock Country

City Folk brings urban decor to Starved Rock Country

In the heart of downtown Ottawa you'll find City Folk Urban Decor, a new boutique art store specializing in limited edition artist signed prints and other eclectic interior decorations.There's something for every taste and price point at City Folk. Everything including handmade e…
Bargain Books in Starved Rock Country

Bargain Books in Starved Rock Country

Calling all bookworms, the American Association of University Women’s Annual Book Sale returns to Ottawa’s Washington Square Park this weekend!A long-standing tradition during Riverfest, and local favorite event, this sale brings together thousands of rare and eclectic used books…