« Previous Sep/Oct 2017Next »Digital Edition ArchivesAbout art & society Behind Castle Walls by Hannah Ramlo-Photography by Natalie Jackson O’NealThe 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 & society Traditions communicate values, stories and accomplishments while encouraging groups of people to create and share a collective identity. Legends of Grandview Drive by Jonathan Wright Photos & research courtesy of Peoria Public Library Local History Collection From sheeted ghosts and cedar woodpeckers to (one of) the world’s most beautiful drive(s)… A Peaceful Place for Storytelling by Chip Joyce Photography by Bill Homel Each 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'Neal The 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 Ewalt Photography by Maris Mednis Bringing family and friends back to the table to slow down, relax and relish a meal together Of Space & Place by Margaret LeJeune Using 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 Wright The nation’s 14th oldest symphony orchestra gears up for a spectacular anniversary season. Fashion Passion Goes Mobile Ashley Manley/Storytelling Photography It started with food trucks, but the concept of a shop on wheels has exploded into new territory. Hooked on Lampworking by Mae Gilliland Wright A twist of fate brings Twisted Chicken Beads home to Brimfield. Jazz Up Close at Carver Photo courtesy of Stephenson Photography Last 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.