Previous Nov/Dec 2013Next Digital Edition ArchivesAbout art & society Magnificence on Highby Jonathan Wright-Photo by Greg BalzellThough precious little remains of the land that drew Tonti, La Salle and other explorers to Peoria more than 300 years ago, at least one natural wonder still stands tall. What’s Old is New Again Jan Wright Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society Old memories can be very comforting, especially at this time of the year, and this issue brings with it a bit of history and nostalgia. O Come, All Ye Holiday Shoppers! With holiday shopping already in full swing, now is the time to pick out the perfect gift for that special someone. The Mysteries of Science and the Great Burr Oak by Jonathan Wright Atop a nest of twigs and scraps of paper bundled in a crook of Peoria’s oldest tree, you will find monthly gatherings of inquisitives... Whiskey in the Blood by Lori Beckham Once known as the “Whiskey Capital of the World,” Peoria’s distilling past is about to make a comeback. A Penchant for Vintage by Gabrielle Balzell Just off the beaten path of the Peoria riverfront, take a step back in time… 3-2-1: Join in the Fun! by Lori Beckham Ring in the new year—a few hours early—at Julie K’s fourth annual Noon Year’s Celebration! Art & Society's Favorite Holiday Memories The art & society team reminisces about some of their most sentimental (and side-splitting) holiday memories. Gourmet Vacay A Weekend in the Big Easy by Teri Cook Some cities are for relaxing and others for shopping, but my dear ol’ New Orleans, she is for dining. Take 10 Deb Opyd A lover of vintage oddities and all things curious, Deb Opyd has a knack for finding the unusual and interesting.