Cliffbreakers hosts ‘Green’ wining and dining

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Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort is partnering with the Illinois Renewable Energy Association, Four Rivers Environmental Coalition and Green Communities Coalition to provide funding for “Green” issues in the area.

Cliffbreakers will host a “Green” Harvest Wine Tasting, Wednesday, July 11, 5-7 p.m., in their Martini Lounge and on its deck.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and 25 wines provided by Heritage Wines, Frugal Wine Co., and Union Liquors. Those who attend this kickoff to the “Green” Harvest Wednesdays series will be entered in a drawing for a trip for two, including: airfare, three days and two nights in a Cliffbreakers-affiliated hotel, a dinner and tours of two wineries in California Wine Country. The cost is $15 per person for this event.

Subsequent “Green” Harvest Wednesdays will continue until the drawing date of Sept. 19. Each dinner purchased in the series will support the local “Green” community, and will garner an entry form for the Wine country trip and tours. The more you go, the more support you can offer for local “Green” issues, and the more chances you have to win. You need not be present to win.

The subsequent dinners will all include organic selections as well as vegetarian features for $18.95 per person.

The Illinois Renewable Energy Association will use its share of the proceeds to fund this year’s Sixth annual energy fair, Aug. 11 and 12 at the Ogle County fairgrounds. The fair will feature keynote speakers from Sweden, Iowa, and Vancouver, B.C., as well as 60 workshops and presentations, and more than 100 booths and exhibits.

The Four Rivers Environmental Coalition will use its proceeds to fund the creation of a web site to “advocate, educate and plan for the protection of the natural resources and biodiversity in the watersheds of the Rock, Kishwaukee, Sugar and Pecatonica rivers,” according to Jamie Johannsen, an officer of the coalition.

Allen Penticoff, communications chairman for the Green Communities Coalition, said the funds will go to bumper stickers, yard signs and other educational programs that promote the Rockford Cool Cities Initiative and informing the public about global warming issues.

Cliffbreakers and The Rock River Times are proud to lend their support to these fine organizations trying to improve our community’s environment and energy usage.

from the July 11-17, 2007, issue

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