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  • Arts Council News: Handel’s Messiah presented by Rockford Choral Union

    By Anne E. O’Keefe Executive Director, Rockford Area Arts Council Sixty-four years is quite an impressive run for any production. The Rockford Choral Union has been bringing Handel’s Messiah to our community since President Harry S. Truman...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Tube Talk: USA’s Monk no more

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer It’s almost hard to remember USA Network prior to the 2002 debut of Monk. The series single-handedly defined USA as the home of character-based television series, something that was in short supply...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Stillman Valley returns to title game

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist The Stillman Valley Cardinals are back to a place that is very familiar to them. They hope the result is familiar as well. The Cardinals defeated Carthage by a score of 21-14...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore expands, volunteers needed

    From press release Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity (RAHFH) ReStore is now open an additional day. Effective immediately, the ReStore has added Thursdays to the schedule. The hours will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m., identical to Wednesdays and...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • NFL week 12 picks: Packers, Cowboys, Giants win on Thanksgiving

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist First of all, happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday. I am very thankful to all of you who continue to faithfully read my columns. I appreciate...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Time we start cracking down on several things

    I went shopping today. It was raining, and to my surprise, no cops out. There were cars everywhere without headlights on. No tickets being given out. There were cars going down the street with parking lights on....

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Cirque Dreams Illumination at Coronado

    From press release Cirque Dreams Illumination will ignite Rockford when it performs at the Coronado Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, for one performance only. Tickets start at $28.50, and can be purchased at...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • OSF Center for Health Fitness offers free introduction to classes

    From press release The OSF Saint Anthony Center for Health Fitness is offering a free introduction to several classes during the week of Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 at the OSF Center for Health, 5510 E. State...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Auburn looks to stay strong with new cast

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist When you come off a season like the Auburn Knights had last year in basketball, expectations are bound to be high coming in. A trip to the sectional semifinals will do that...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Show your holiday hospitality with a sleep-friendly guest room

    Courtesy of ARA Content The holidays bring a lot of happiness—and a lot of company. With so much going on this season, the one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is your guest room. You want...

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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