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Woman of Substance: Pooling Creativity to Benefit the Community

[by Robyn L. Kirsch] I am woman, hear me roar – a common anthem of ladies pulling themselves by the bootstraps and bringing dreams to action – something the iconic figure in the local community of Belleville, Kim Vrooman, A.K.A. Kimmy […]


Brew, Que and You – First Annual Brew & Que Comes to Belleville

[by Mark Johnson] Belleville is known for its downtown events: Art on the Square, the Chili Cook-off and Wine, Dine and Jazz, to name a few. Each of these have become staples of the social year for Bellevilleians, a people […]

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Old Town Market is Back in Season

[by Mark Johnson] May 4 was the first day of many for 2013’s season of the Old Town Market in Downtown Belleville. Located in the parking lot at the corner of West Main and 1st Street, the market brings vendors […]


Wild Friends in the Garden

[by Brenton Ebersole] As the weather warms at Alma Terra, the trees leaf out and begin to bloom again and below their branches, old friends begin to re-emerge across the turf of our homestead. I’m reminded of an old saying […]


Alma Terra: Growing and Eating Locally Think Local, Buy Local, Be Local

[by Brenton Ebersole] The home where my family and I reside is going through a reinvention process. We have set a goal this year to become a more efficient household entity. We are transforming our residence from a home to […]

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