in this issue: February / March 2022
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Meet the Maestro
Conductor and director Dr. William McClain credits the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra’s success to collaboration and a passion for excellence.
The Assassination Tree
This surviving gingko tree on West William Street is considered the oldest in Decatur, carrying a lot of history – and an interesting story – on its branches.
(Not that kind of plowed. New Year’s has come and gone.) We mean a more essential kind — especially in the depths of winter.
Beyond the Classroom
A new program offers central Illinois high school students the entrepreneurial experience they need to start their own businesses.
arts & entertainment
Stuff To Do
Discover new ways to beat cabin fever during February and March with a full calendar of events that will keep you entertained.
Finding the Right Stuff
When your favorite entertainment consists of regular workouts at home, outdoors or at the gym, local fitness experts offer their advice on the best equipment and approaches to use.
home & garden
Food as Medicine
We asked local nutritionists for ways to reframe our thinking and take the intimidation out of feeding our bodies — and our minds.
The story of Mari-Mann Herb Co. took root in Mari Beth King’s backyard and continues growing on a much larger scale today thanks to her son Mike’s dedicated nurturing.
Meet the writers, photographers and artists who bring you the best of Decatur in each issue.
Gathering at the Gala hosted by the Symphony Orchestra Guild helped raise funds to support the musicians that make beautiful music in Decatur. We have photos.
Your table is waiting at over 70 local restaurants who are open for business and ready to serve you. Search our guide by category for the dining experience you’ve been craving.