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  • Save on energy bills–plant trees

    By Jan Herbert Rockford Park District Whether you were “green” before the color was fashionable or whether you’re just ready to find the “shade” that works best for you, here’s information about doing just “one green thing.”...

    • Posted July 28, 2010
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  • To the Editor: Thanks to MDA for their help!

    My daughter, Brianna McDanel, is 10 years old and has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. When she was diagnosed, we were told that the average life expectancy for SMA Type I is 24 months. Brianna has survived well beyond...

    • Posted July 28, 2010
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  • Environment Illinois: Illinois filled with solar potential

    By Bruce Ratain Field Associate, Environment Illinois Tom Benson had a big problem. It was the winter of 2001, and as owner of a mega-laundromat in Berwyn, Ill., the gas crisis was bearing down particularly hard. Benson...

    • Posted July 28, 2010
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  • ‘Danimal’ to participate in MELD’s Aug. 19 golf fund-raiser

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist If someone were to compile a comprehensive list of all the charitable golf play days in our area from early April to the end of October, it would be a long list....

    • Posted July 28, 2010
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  • Fierce Green Fire: The wolf that may not have been

    Editor’s note: The following is the third in a three-part series. The first part appeared in the July 7-13, issue, and the second part appeared in the July 14-20, issue. By Jonathan Hicks Staff Writer In the...

    • Posted July 28, 2010
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  • ‘It’s All About You’ Wellness Fair Aug. 14 at Center for Living Whole

    From press release “It’s All About You” Wellness Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Center for Living Whole, 5906 Elaine Drive, Rockford. Admission is free. The fair will feature...

    • Posted July 28, 2010
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  • Red Cross opens shelter for flood victims

    From press release In response to flooding in the area, the American Red Cross is opening a shelter at Brooke Road United Methodist Church, 1404 Brooke Road in Rockford. Families seeking shelter are urged to bring bedding...

    • Posted July 28, 2010
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  • On Outdoors: Lodging venture to target outdoor travelers

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Aiming to serve an increasingly popular niche—outdoor travel—a new travel company is expanding its business to include several fee-based services, including hotels and other lodging. Outdoor Traveler Destinations, a branch of Bluegreen...

    • Posted July 28, 2010
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  • To the Editor: Thanks to Rockford College for hospitality

    I would like to thank Rockford College for providing me with attractive, safe and affordable housing while serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois. Because of Rockford College, I was able to...

    • Posted July 28, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Consider a pit bull when contemplating adoption

    By Annette McLean When I first started volunteering at Winnebago County Animal Services, I was a little afraid of the pit bull terriers. They were big, muscular and carried such a bad reputation. So untrue. So unfair....

    • Posted July 28, 2010
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