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Happy Half Hour is our weekly webshow that is part of the Peoria Life family of shows. Each week, we get to interview many of our partners on a wide assortment of topics, fill you in on weekly events and show you awesome cooking demonstrations with “Plate of the Month!”

Episode 47
December 11, 2018
We talk New Year's resolutions with the Peoria Park District. Later, the Caterpillar Visitor Center joins us to talk about some fun new exhibits.
                                                              

Episode 46
December 4, 2018
We check out one of the coolest holiday stores in the Peoria Area - Kightlinger Antiques & Collectibles. Later, the Caterpillar Visitor Center joins us to talk about some fun new exhibits.
                                                              

Episode 45
November 27, 2018
In this special Pekin edition of Happy Half Hour - we learn about some fun holiday events and activities at the Pekin Park District. Later, we get ready for Christmas on Court.
                                                              

Episode 44
November 20, 2018
IWe learn about the Peoria Historical Society Holiday Home Tour. Later, the Peoria Park District joins us to talk about some fun holiday events.
                                                              

Episode 43
November 13, 2018
The Peoria Park District joins us to talk about some fun holiday events. Later, we learn about everything you can enjoy at the Landmark Recreation Center.
                                                              

Episode 42
November 6, 2018
We learn about a new endeavour for our friends at the Hive. Later, we get ready for the East Peoria Festival of Lights.
                                                              

Episode 41
October 30, 2018
In this special Washington edition of Happy Half Hour - we talk about the benefits of shopping local this holiday season with Sentimental Journey. Later, our friends at LeFleur Floral Design & Events teaches us how to make a festive table centerpiece.
                                                              

Episode 40
October 23, 2018
We get ready for the upcoming Bradley Men's and Women's Basketball season. Later,  we re-visit our friends at The Yard Peoria.
                                                              

Episode 39
October 16, 2018
We talk with our friends at Wildlife Prairie Park about all the fun stuff to do in the park during the fall. Later, We learn about this year's OSF Women's Lifestyle Show. \

Episode 38
October 9, 2018
We talk to the organizers of the Big Picture Arts Festival and the impact of art in Peoria. Later, we talk fall golf with the Peoria Park District.
                                                              

Episode 37
October 2, 2018
We learn about the Peoria roller derby scene with the Peoria Prowlers as they get ready for their event at the Peoria Civic Center. Later, we get pumped up for the upcoming Peoria Rivermen season.
                                                              

Episode 36
September 25, 2018
We get ready for the annual peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair. Later we learn about the escape room craze in Peoria with Gone in 60 Escape Games.
                                                              

Episode 35
September 18, 2018
We learn about Peoria’s premier indoor training facility – The Yard Peoria. Later, we talk to the owner of the area’s newest escape room adventure – Escapetown Peoria.                                                           

Episode 34
September 11, 2018
We learn about fall programming at the Peoria Park District. Later, we get ready for the third annual Food Truck Frenzy.
                                                              

Episode 33
September 4, 2018
We talk to the Director of the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport about the benefits of "flying local." Later, we learn about the fun fall programs at Pearce Community Center in Chillicothe!
                                                              

Episode 32
August 28, 2018
We learn about the third annual Food Truck Frenzy. Later, we talk to the Peoria Riverfront Museum about their Dome Planetarium.
                                                              

Episode 31
August 21, 2018
We jump on the escape room craze in the Peoria Area with Escape 60. Later, we get ready for Peoria Irish Fest.
                                                              

Episode 30
August 14, 2018
We learn about upcoming events on the Peoria Riverfront. Later, we revisit our friends at J.Draper Glass to learn about the art of glass blowing.
                                                              

Episode 29
August 7, 2018
We get in to the fall spirit with Tanners Orchard. Later, we revisit our friends at Junction City.
                                                              

Episode 28
July 31, 2018
We sit down with the Peoria Players Theatre to talk about their 100th season of shows. Later, we hear about the new businesses opening in Junction City.
                                                              

Episode 27
July 24, 2018
We learn about the art of glass blowing with J. Draper Glass. Later welearn about a fun event at Five Points Washington benefiting the St. Jude runs!
                                                              

Episode 25
July 10, 2018
We sit down with the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum to talk about fun events coming up. Later we head out to Shore Acres Park Pool in Chillicothe to cool off from the hot temperatures!
                                                              

Episode 24
July 3, 2018
We sit down with the Pekin Park District about summer events. Later we revisit our friends at Mackinaw Valley Winery
                                                              

Episode 23
June 26, 2018
We sit down with the City of Pekin to talk about their Farmer's Market! Later we head out and relax inside the Peoria Himalayan Salt Cave!
                                                              

Episode 22
June 19, 2018
We have a "wheelie" good time talking with World On Wheels- Segway Tours And Bike Rentals about Segway and bike tours! Then, we hop aboard the Spirit of Peoria and chat with captain Alex Grieves!

Episode 21
June 12, 2018
We talk with the Peoria Historical Society about their new Peoria history tours! We also sit down with the Peoria Park District to talk about some fun events coming up..
                                                              

Episode 20
June 5, 2018
We head out to Mackinaw Valley Vineyard to talk about everything wine! Later we revisit our friends at Inked Entertainment to talk about Tailgate N' Tallboys.
                                                              

Episode 19
May 29, 2018
We sit down with the City of Chillicothe to talk about some fun events coming up. Later we head down to Peoria Warehouse Historic District to talk with ArtsPartners of Central Illinois about this year's Sculpture Walk Peoria                                                              

Episode 18
May 22, 2018
Our friends at Inked Entertainment join us to talk about Tailgate N' Tallboys. We later revist Obed and Isaac's to talk about beer, food and outdoor games
                                                              

Episode 17
May 15, 2018
We talk to the Peoria Riverfront Association as they get ready for this year's Peoria Riverfront Market. Our friends at the Fox Pub and Cafe join us to talk about their Craft Brewfest, the upcoming World Cup and trivia.
                                                              

Episode 16
May 8, 2018
Sail Peoria joins us to talk about their sailing excursions on the Illinois River. We also head out to Obed and Isaac's Microbrewery and Eatery to talk beer, food, and outdoor games.

Episode 15
May 1, 2018
We sit down with Hornbaker Gardens to talk about their gardens in full bloom.
                                                            

Episode 14
April 24, 2018
We talk to the Nature Conservancy about one of the most beautiful spots in the Peoria Area - the Emiquon Preserve. Wheels O' Time Museum joins us to talk about their upcoming season.                                                        

Episode 13
April 17, 2018
The Morton Chamber of Commerce joins us to talk about the Tazewell County Art Loop and their amazing event - Fourth Fridays. We also head out to Bearded Owl Brewing to check out Peoria's latest microbrewery.                                                                

Episode 12
April 10, 2018
We talk to the owner of one of the newest and hottest restaurants in the Peoria Area – Moja Southern Kitchen and Creamery. Peoria Park District Golf joins to talk about Peoria golf.                                                                

Episode 11
April 3, 2018
We sit down we sit down with Nathan Baliva from the Peoria Chiefs to talk about everything from their upcoming season to a brand new delicious food lineup! 

Episode 10
March 27, 2018
In a special Peoria Heights edition - Peoria Heights Mayor Michael Phelan joins us talk about all the amazing things that the Heights has coming up – from boutique hotels to “street seats.” Pour Brothers Taproom also stops by to talk about Concerts in the Courtyard – as well as other fun events in the spring and summer.                                                                            

Episode 9
March 20, 2018
We sit down with Shazam Racing to talk about some awesome running races coming up now that the weather is nice. Inked Entertainment joins us to talk about the fun new stuff in store for this year’s Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival.                                                                     

Episode 8
March 13, 2018
We feel the luck of the Irish as we sit down with the Saint Patrick’s Society to talk about this weekend’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Post Parade Party. Forest Park Nature Center stops by to show us all the fun things you can do at the park now that spring is right around the corner.                                                                           

Episode 7
March 6, 2018
We sit down with the master behind some of the most unique Peoria Area restaurants – Travis Mohlenbrink – to talk about some of his newest adventures.  March Madness Experience organizers join to see what is in store during for the 2018 event.                                                                 

Episode 6
February 27, 2018
Wildlife Prairie Park joins us – as they get ready for warmer weather and extra number of visitors wanting to get rid of cabin fever! Steve Rouland from Studios on Sheridan comes on to talk about First Fridays – a fun way to check out the art scene in Peoria every first Friday of the month.                                                                         

Episode 5
February 20, 2018
We talk with one of the Peoria Area’s NEWEST escape rooms – Escape Peoria – to talk about everything from their rooms to take-home escape games! Bobby Parker from Bradley University comes on to talk Brave’s Mens and Womens basketball!                                                                               

Episode 4
February 13, 2018
We sit down with the Peoria Rivermen to talk about how their season is going and what fun things to expect in the next upcoming games. John Chef Jason Zeck from Rhythm Kitchen joins us to talk about everything Mardi Gras.                                                                       

Episode 3
February 6, 2018
We talk with Wheel Art Pottery Owner Jacob Grant to talk about some of the fun stuff they have going on – as well as make cool stuff with clay. John Morris and Bill Conger from the Peoria Riverfront Museum join us to talk about their new Illinois bicentennial exhibit.                                                                             

Episode 2
January 30, 2018
We get to sit down with Peoria Zoo Director Yvonne Strode to talk about what’s going on at the zoo, including their new edition to the family! Jody Tockes from the Hive joins us to go over some fun new opportunities to spark your artistic side

Episode 1
January 23, 2018
In our VERY FIRST SHOW - we sit down with the Peoria Playhouse to talk about their upcoming Hopscotch event, as well as the Peoria German American Society to promote Winterfest!

 


 

 


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