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COVID-19 guidelines to help keep everyone feeling grand

While times may be tough, our two towns have proven to be tougher. This community’s response to COVID-19 has truly been SimplyGrand! Local and state leaders have done an amazing...

Producing SimplyGrand things

Searching for the freshest seasonal produce around? Simply head to our grand Downtown! From 9 AM to 1 PM, every Saturday through September, the outdoor space between Lyons Auto...

Forks up for SimplyGrand dining

Hungering for a grand place to dine? With the word “forks” in your name, the pressure is on to deliver! Fortunately, our two towns have lots of locally owned spots to deliciously...

SimplyGrand ways to celebrate Independence Day

Rumor has it, this 4th of July will be sizzling…and I’m not just talking about the temps. In addition to all the awesome attractions, scenic parks, superb shopping and dining we...

SimplyGrand outdoor dining

Looking to raise your fork, in our two Forks, under simply grand summer skies? From large decks overlooking the river to small café tables dotting a downtown street and plentiful...

SimplyGrand Dishing with Steph: Pigs in a Blanket on a Stick

Molly Yeh’s recipe for Pigs in a Blanket on a Stick may be my favorite recipe from Molly’s cookbook, Molly on the Range. I felt like I was back at a summer fair or festival,...

SimplyGrand Dishing with Steph: From Yeh to Yah, That’s Good (V5)!

We welcome Steph and the Bernstrom kids (and friends) as they take on Molly Yeh's pizza dough!

#FeelingGrand Inside and Out

While we are seeing more and more businesses starting to reopen, some people still may not feel comfortable going out due to COVID-19 concerns. This “no judgement zone” blog will...

Ten #SimplyGrand ways to treat mom

Spring brings not only sunny skies and bountiful blooms but also a holiday honoring the woman who brightens all your days. This Sunday, May 10, is Mother’s Day and a perfect...

SimplyGrand virtual fun for everyone

As we battle our way through this pandemic, finding social distancing approved ways to have a good time requires a little extra thought and creativity.

SimplyGrand Dishing with Steph: From Yeh to Yah, That’s Good...Smoky Bacon Mac and Cheese!

It was cold day and I was making lunch for the neighbor kids as well as my own, so I decided to try out Molly’s Recipe for Smoky Bacon Mac and Cheese.

SimplyGrand Dishing with Steph: From Yeh to Yah, That’s Good!

Stephanie Bernstrom is kicking off a new blog feature as she works her way through Molly Yeh's cookbook while social distancing.