• Community news and notes: week of Jan. 6-12, 2010

    Beritt Mills recently joined the aestheticism group at High Maintenance Salon & Spa in Loves Park, bringing the total number of aestheticians to three. Mills grew up in Rockford, graduated from Rockford College and recently returned to...

    • Posted January 6, 2010
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  • Calling all artists for ‘Unforgettable Art: An Affair for Alzheimer’s’

    From press release All artists from the Rockford area are invited to participate in Unforgettable Art: An Affair for Alzheimer’s, the premier spring event for the greater Rockford area to benefit the Alzheimer’s AssociationGreater Illinois Chapter. This...

    • Posted January 6, 2010
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  • Former Rockford mayor replaced as head of ICC

    By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer Jan. 4, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) appointed Chicago Ald. Manuel Flores (D-1) to replace Charles Box (D), a former Rockford mayor, as chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), which...

    • Posted January 6, 2010
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  • Obituary Notices: week of Jan. 6

    Timothy Condon, 68, Rockford, 12/25/09 Jody Donahoe, 52, Rockford, 12/25/09 Sverre Grimstad, 90, Rockford, 12/25/09 George Sicotte, 79, Rockford, 12/25/09 Leslie Watson, 59, Rockford, 12/25/09 Roger Meyer, 78, Rockford, 12/26/09 Doris Tucker, 91, Rockford, 12/26/09 Leathel Ingram,...

    • Posted January 6, 2010
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  • RAM Talks Art: Bid farewell to Hollis Sigler: Expect the Unexpected

    By Sarah Bursley McNamara Community Relations Coordinator, Rockford Art Museum “Out with the old, in with the new.” For many people, this phrase morphs into a mantra at the start of each new year. At Rockford Art...

    • Posted January 6, 2010
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  • On Outdoors: From the field and pond

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A snowy Aspen corridor and the reverberating trickle of a mountain stream stretched across a rugged veneer is no longer an image of Christmas. Sugar plums cease to invade, and winter is...

    • Posted January 6, 2010
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  • Literary Hook: Celebrating Carl Sandburg’s birthday

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet Jan. 6 is Carl Sandburg’s birthday. This beloved Illinois poet has touched many of us with his poems, particularly those set in Chicago. In honor of Sandburg’s birthday, I dug out...

    • Posted January 6, 2010
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  • Pet Talk: Adding a (four-legged) member to the family

    From College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University Babies are wonderful additions to a family that can bring great happiness, but also require special attention. This, of course, applies to puppies and kittens as well. Before bringing...

    • Posted January 6, 2010
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