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Brad’s Beat ...October 2016

Fall is a great time to take full advantage of your BBQ. And, if you need “anything,” even a new BBQ for a birthday, anniversary or any celebration … Prescott’s BBQ, Sterling, has it all. From ultra to basic, they have BBQs for every need. Prescott’s also has the area’s best assortment of BBQ tools, gadgets, spice, rubs and brining materials. Prescott’s BBQ: 815-625-7778

Page-turning View Of The SVS At Issuu.com/SVsun

At the website issuu. com/SVsun you can read issue after issue of the Sauk Valley Sun with page-turning ability. In addition, the site allows you to zoom in or out, which is especially nice for those who want larger print.

Brad’s Beat ...September 2016

High school senior photos are a really big deal. Each student wants the very best representation of who they are. Few likely love portrait photography more than Ross S. Haley, RSH Photography. He says it is his passion. Ross specializes in portrait photography and loves to do outdoor portraits. And, as he says, “Everyone needs a good photo of themselves.” Business people, folks with anniversaries and birthdays … all are good times for photos to capture that moment in time. RSH Photography: 815-440-0260.

Brad’s Beat ...August 2016

Hot Dog Lovers…. August 5th is YOUR day as it’s Hot Dog Day in Sterling. For 25 cents you can get hot dogs and sodas throughout downtown Sterling from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. while supplies last. Other activities include face painting, cookies at Aurelio’s Bake Shop and a special 1 pm matinee at Sterling Theater. For specific information, go to www.sterlingmainstreet.com or call 815-626-8610.

Brad’s Beat ...June 2016

Oliver’s Corner Market, Dixon, has a fantastic NEW salad bar. And, folks, if you think a minute those prepared foods are perfect for salads and also stirfrys, tacos, omelet fillings, soups, casseroles, etc. It’s all freshly cooked or prepared: chopped, sliced, diced…Oliver’s has done all the work! This may be the ONLY salad bar in any grocery store in the whole Sauk Valley. Oliver’s Corner Market: 815- 288-7480.

Brad’s Beat ...May 2016

Folks looking for a new townhome may find exactly what they want with Hvarre Development’s newest offering, Summerwood Gardens within Country Club Estates, Dixon. They have townhomes with options for you, including several floor plans that start at $185,900. In addition Hvarre Development offers custom-built homes, condos and leasing options. Hvarre: 815-378- 2151.

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Brad’s Beat ...March 2016

Dixon Antiques, 116 First Street, Dixon, has a sale few can resist: at least 30% off! Jean is emptying the antique store as she makes lifestyle changes. There are hundreds (thousands?) of one-of-a-kind treasures…each is awaiting a new home at bargain prices. Shop soon so you get just what you want! Dixon Floral will remain just where it has been since 1911. Dixon Antiques: 815-288-2246

Brad's Beat ... January-February 2016

Our own Trader Joe’s? Not quite, yet almost as Oliver’s Market, Dixon, adds hundreds of organic, natural, and gluten-free products to its offerings. You need come and see for yourself! Oliver’s is just two blocks from Galena at Brinton and Bradshaw. Oliver’s: 815-288-7480

Brad's Beat ... December 2015

What WILL they think of next? Browsing in the Gift Shop at SBM, Sterling, we saw the coolest LIGHTED “paintings” or wall art that are perfect for the holidays. Some were as large as 1 1⁄2 ft wide by 5 ft tall; others are of varying size. The pinpoints of light come from a battery. The concept is so neat…go see them! SBM: 815-625-4375

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