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  • Guest Column: Pencils in the Park a success; Tools for School donations still needed

    By Angela Harris Director of Business Development, Life Center In 2004, Life Center became aware of a citywide problem so many of us take for granted. Students were being sent to school expected to excel without the...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Left Justified: Vietnam remembered, part four

    By Stanley Campbell Here’s the final installment of my friend Steve Bea’s reminiscences about the Vietnam War. After serving four months putting up radio towers, he breaks his leg spear fishing in Cam Ranh Bay: “The army...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • To the Editor

    ··· This is not a godless nation Four score and 12 years ago, our fathers did NOT bring forth a new nation based on godlessness. That was the former Soviet Union. To be sure, belief in God...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Lunch with Marjorie: Collecting coins, Beanies and memories—part two

    By Marjorie Stradinger Columnist Editor’s note: The following is the second in a three-part series. The first part appeared in the Aug. 19-25, 2009, issue. Don Smith opened Don’s Coins and Collectibles a year after his wife,...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Literary Hook: Poem draws parallels between wisdom and the fruition of a garden

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet The end of summer draws near. The garden has come to fruition. Here is a sonnet that compares wisdom to the fruition of a garden, sometimes uncontrollable. Like the end of...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • What’s Brewin’? Mendocino supplies original, off-the-wall craft brews

    By Tyler Estabrook Staff Writer While browsing through Woodman’s bargain pints, I came across an overlooked, but capable, American craft brewer, northern California’s Mendocino Brewing Company. When you’re picking out craft brew pints on a whim, you...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Miles Nielsen performs at Tinker Aug. 30

    From press release Miles Nielsen will be featured in the final free “Tinker with Music” summer concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30, at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens, 411 Kent St., Rockford. A...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Charlie Daniels promises to entertain

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer When Charlie Daniels takes the Great Lawn Stage Thursday, Sept. 3, to open On the Waterfront, there will be no need to wonder if the veteran artist and his band will deliver...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Thunder Update: Thunder win first championship

    By S.C. Zuba Sports Columnist The Rockford Thunder competed in their final tournament of the season, the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) playoffs, last week in Akron, Ohio. In the first round of the tournament, the Thunder took...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Mom’s Club meets at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

    From press release New as well as experienced mothers and their babies up to 12 months of age are invited to attend the free Mom’s Club almost every Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Children’s...

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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