Previous | Sep/Oct 2017 | Current IssueDigital Edition | Archives | About art & society Behind Castle Walls by Hannah Ramlo - Photography by Natalie Jackson O’Neal The historic castle on Grandview Drive is a unique setting for philanthropy… and a world of enchantment of its own. Our Collective Identity Jan Wright, Publisher, art & societyTraditions communicate values, stories and accomplishments while encouraging groups of people to create and share a collective identity. Legends of Grandview Drive by Jonathan WrightPhotos & research courtesy of Peoria Public Library Local History CollectionFrom sheeted ghosts and cedar woodpeckers to (one of) the world’s most beautiful drive(s)… A Peaceful Place for Storytelling by Chip JoycePhotography by Bill HomelEach fall, Peoria’s storied past comes alive in the Historic Springdale Cemetery Tours. Behind the Scenes at the Soderstrom Castle Photography by Natalie Jackson O'NealThe beautiful and historic Soderstrom Castle on Grandview Drive is a unique setting for philanthropic events year-round. What's Old is New Again by Golda EwaltPhotography by Maris MednisBringing family and friends back to the table to slow down, relax and relish a meal together Of Space & Place by Margaret LeJeuneUsing the power of the image to generate discussion and open minds to new ideas… A Message of Strength He’s best known for fronting the Funk Yard, but the multi-talented soul man Dexter O’Neal is unafraid to dive into new artistic territory. Celebrating Past, Present and Future by Mae Gilliland WrightThe nation’s 14th oldest symphony orchestra gears up for a spectacular anniversary season. Fashion Passion Goes Mobile Ashley Manley/Storytelling PhotographyIt started with food trucks, but the concept of a shop on wheels has exploded into new territory. Hooked on Lampworking by Mae Gilliland WrightA twist of fate brings Twisted Chicken Beads home to Brimfield. Jazz Up Close at Carver Photo courtesy of Stephenson PhotographyLast December, the Carver Center ushered in a year-long Celebration of the Arts, including intimate performances by notable jazz musicians. September/October Events Preview Peoria Magazines is proud to spread the word about upcoming major community events and nonprofit fundraisers. Take 10: Dr. Carl Soderstrom Ten things you didn't know about the distinguished dermatologist and philanthropist... The Law Goes Social The Washington, Illinois Police Department (WPD) has rewritten the playbook of police/community relations with wit and good humor.