Born to Shoot

A local photographer found her passion at an early age, following in her mother’s footsteps. Even before she was born, Christie Newell was destined to become a photographer. Forty years ago, her mother, Barb   Primm, started a photography business in the basement of their family home, eventually moving into an old Victorian in Bartonville […]

Pinnacle of Her Craft

A Peoria woman is one of just eight people in Illinois to have attained Master Knitter status. Knitting requires sharp thinking, deft motor skills, and lots of time to develop and master a range of different techniques. As a lifelong knitter, Diedre Young of Peoria knows this firsthand and finds the craft beneficial to her […]