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Visit Ottawa This Weekend… You’ll Be Glad You Did!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

In the heart of Starved Rock Country, Ottawa has a rich history and a great future.  Historic buildings, beautiful parks, unique shops, and family owned restaurants are just a few of the reasons why people come and stay in Ottawa. Starved Rock Country offers small communities with friendly neighborhoods where people spend time together. Neighborhood [...]

The Holiday Season in Starved Rock Country … Upcoming Events!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Holiday Magic in Marseilles Saturday, December 4, 2010 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Celebrate the magic of the holiday season in Downtown Marseilles. Local Business Showcase & Expo, retail and dining specials, children’s activities, carolers, Santa Parade, 6th Annual Lighting of the Trees in the Park and more. Santa’s in Seneca – Seneca’s Local Shopping & Dining [...]

4th Annual Leinenkugel Pub Crawl in Utica… Tonight!

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 4th Annual Leinenkugel Pub Crawl in Utica begins at 4:00 p.m. Looking for an excuse to stop in the small local bars and taverns in rustic Utica, Illinois? Well here is your chance. Tonight you and your friends could participate in a Pub Crawl event that will give you a sample [...]

Did You Know…Ottawa is the Birthplace of Scouting in America?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

On February 8, 1910, William D. Boyce of Ottawa incorporated the Boy Scouts of America – launching the organization which has since meant so much to generations of American youth. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nations largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young [...]

Deck the Halls X Housewalk

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Nov. 14 | 10am – 5pm Ottawa Regional Hospital’s bi-annual Christmas Housewalk and Holiday Craft Show. “Deck the Hall X” will be held Sunday, November 14th from 11:00am to 5:00pm! This Housewalk includes five beautifully and professionally decorated homes, including the historic Reddick Mansion; and we, at Heritage Harbor Ottawa, are  pleased to announce that [...]

Lock 16 Visitors Center

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

OPEN YEAR ROUND A few short blocks from the LaSalle Canal Boat is the Lock 16 Visitor Center. The restored vintage building that was once home to a horse buggy maker now celebrates another historic form of transportation: the canal boat. Although the LaSalle Canal Boat season is over for 2010 you can still visit [...]

Masonic Temple 100th Anniversary Tour!!!

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Nov. 6, 2010 – Nov. 6, 2010, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Masonic Temple, 916 Columbus St, Ottawa, IL 61350 Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside the big beautiful building located between two churches? Did you watch the movies National Treasure and hear about the secret society of Mason’s and wonder what [...]

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Trick or Treat Oct 31st 6pm -8pm The streets will be filled with angles, monsters and the occasional superhero. The annual childhood tradition of trick-or-treat will be Halloween night, Sunday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Please use caution when driving as the little ones will be visiting your neighborhood. Remember to leave the [...]

Halloween Weekend in Starved Rock Country!

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

2nd Annual Community Halloween Party and   PUMPKINPALOOZA TODAY! Saturday October 30, 2010 10:00 am Halloween Party begins – free art to make and take, games and treats! Fun and Free for everyone at CHAOS! 1:30 pm Costume Judging (CHAOS) 1.    Most Original 2.    Funniest 3.    Scariest 4.    Most authentic 5.    Best traditional 2:00 pm The [...]

My Kind of Playground!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

For those who have lived in Starved Rock Country for most, if not all, of their lives it is easy to take the beauty and splendor of this area for granted. However, it is this same amazing environment that others plan entire vacations around. Utica, Illinois, the heart of Starved Rock Country … a great [...]

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