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  • Boylan survives 4 OTs to advance to sectionals

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist A week earlier, the Boylan Titans soccer team cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Hononegah Indians to end their regular-season campaign. With six minutes left in their regional final game in...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Start a new holiday tradition by visiting McHenry County

    From press release MCHENRY COUNTY, Ill.—“So this is Christmas, and what have you done?” If that line from John Lennon’s 1971 hit has you pulling your hair out over a holiday “to-do” list, it’s time to de-stress....

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story opens at Wisconsin Theatreworks

    From press release BELOIT, Wis.—Feb. 3, 1959, the man who changed the face of popular music tragically died in a plane crash at age 22. Now, Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story tells the story of the three years...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Versatility makes Moorman top player in NIC-10

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist All you had to do to understand why Boylan senior quarterback Michael Moorman was the most valuable player in the conference was watch their conference title-clinching victory over the Hononegah Indians. Moorman...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Deli Italia helps Doug Furze celebrate 50th birthday

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The community is welcome to Deli Italia Lounge this Friday, Oct. 30, to help local musician and activist Doug Furze celebrate his 50th birthday. Furze is the founder of Concerts for Charity...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Panel to discuss pop culture Nov. 2

    From press release Three Rockford College professors will offer their insights into pop culture during a panel discussion at the college from 4 to 5 p.m., Nov. 2, in the Burpee Center Grace Roper Lounge. Panelists for...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • The Second Half: Birthdays bring changes

    By Kathleen D. Tresemer Columnist I am celebrating! Two of my favorite Second Half people are having birthdays: my husband and my friend Pat. Discussion surrounding birthdays usually leads to my excitement at having survived another year....

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Literary Hook: Capturing the elegance of prairie grasses

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet This is a time of year that I find invigorating. This year, to celebrate the fall season, you might want to take a road trip up the Great River Road along...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RSO director offers ‘mysterious’ lecture Nov. 2

    From press release Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO) announces a special lecture by Music Director Steven Larsen at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2, in the Riverfront Museum Park Theater, 711 N. Main St. The lecture, titled “Tchaikovsky’s Symphony...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • Developer purchases downtown Rockford commercial building

    From press release A Rockford-based real estate development firm has purchased a historic downtown Rockford building that it plans to renovate and market as a mixed-use commercial and residential property. The two-story, 6,500-square-foot building, which is located...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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