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  • The Second Half: A healthy dose of nature

    By Kathleen D. Tresemer Columnist Lynda Gibson Johnson is a Second Half gal whose background is in sharing the wonders of nature with others: kids, teachers and even writers like me. I had the opportunity to visit...

    • Posted June 30, 2010
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  • City of Rockford Human Services Department announces cooling sites for 2010

    From press release The City of Rockford Human Services Department announces the availability of cooling sites throughout the city and surrounding area this summer. Cooling sites offer air-conditioned relief during periods of excessive heat or when an...

    • Posted June 30, 2010
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  • Adult grief support group meets July 6

    From press release BELOIT, Wis.—Beloit Regional Hospice will begin a seven-week adult grief support group starting from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 6. Grief support groups and resources are open to anyone in the community who has experienced...

    • Posted June 30, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Bar Wars? The saga continues–Thoughts from the condemned

    Editor’s note: The following is in response to the June 23-29 article “Bar Wars—Establishments accused by peers of being counterproductive to downtown efforts.” By Dennis Clement Thanks to Editor & Publisher Frank Schier for this opportunity, and...

    • Posted June 30, 2010
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  • Two minutes that divided a community, part two

    By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer The following is the second part of a series (see part one in the June 23-29 issue) detailing the findings of a report commissioned by the City of Rockford from Independent...

    • Posted June 30, 2010
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  • Goodyear Pimps headline July 3 Green Light Night on Main Street

    From press release The Second Green Light Nights event Saturday, July 3, features headliners The Goodyear Pimps with NIL8, Geronimo! and the best of the summer camp “School of Rock” winners. The all-ages event on the new...

    • Posted June 30, 2010
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  • Emerging artists exhibit at Kryptonite

    From press release For the first time, the Emerging Visual Artist Project (EVAP) will exhibit artwork by 12 new and emerging artists in a month-long exhibition at Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St., Rockford. The exhibition will...

    • Posted June 30, 2010
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  • Environment Illinois: Legislative wrap-up: Victories for Illinois’ environment

    By Max Muller Program Director, Environment Illinois The Illinois general assembly’s budget-wranglers may still be trying to pass a solution to the state’s pension mess, but the 2010 legislative session is, for the most part, over. It’s...

    • Posted June 30, 2010
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  • Sights, sounds and surreal Hugh ‘Red’ Argraves

    Editor’s note: Hugh “Red” Argraves passed away June 23, 2010, at the age of 87. A Jan. 10, 1996, profile of Red, “Listening to ‘Mr. Movies,’ ‘Mr. Theater,’ ‘Mr. Downtown’” is available in the “Happening Now” section...

    • Posted June 30, 2010
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  • Waterkeeper News: Mega pollution requires a Gulf of real regulation

    Editor’s note: Art Norris is the Quad Cities Waterkeeper. He looks after 150 miles of the Mississippi River and about 100 miles of the lower Rock River. For more information, visit quadcitieswaterkeeperuppermississippi.org. Please make the calls and...

    • Posted June 30, 2010
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