« Previous May/Jun 2016Next »Digital Edition ArchivesAbout art & society The Buzz about Beesby Stevie ZverevaUrban beekeeping is on the rise, part of a growing international trend—and increasingly important as those indispensable pollinators have been in decline for the last decade. Willkommen zu Peoria! Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society A path to decluttering, the benefits of community collaboration and a sister-city salute to our friends in Friedrichshafen... A Tale of Sister Cities by Jonathan Wright The unique relationship between Peoria and Friedrichshafen turns 40 years old in 2016. Of Flavor & Fizz by Jonathan Wright & Samantha Foster Craft soda offers a return to a bygone era… the kind of drink your grandparents might once have enjoyed. Booze, Bottles and Soft Drink Parlors by Norman V. Kelly Peoria’s saloons “magically” became soft drink parlors, bottling companies supplied jobs… and the city grew. Bringing Sexy Back by Stevie Zvereva Photos by Bayou West Photography A new burlesque troupe seeks to revive Peoria’s vaudeville days. May/June Arts Calendar Peoria welcomes summer with open arms! Find out what is happening in central Illinois in May and June! Take 10: Matt George As CEO of Children’s Home Association of Illinois, Matt George exemplifies the best advice he says he’s ever received: Never be low-energy. The Power of Collaboration by Samantha Foster Teamwork is alive and well within some of central Illinois’ premier musical groups. 6 Myths of Decluttering by Stevie Zvereva The KonMari way celebrates minimalism and defies organizational standards.