• Obituary Notices: Week of March 30-April 5, 2011

    Dean Howell, 37, Rockford, 3/18/11 Lynn Waxler, 56, Rockford, 3/18/11 Barbara Trier, 84, Rockford, 3/18/11 Cindy Roscoe, 58, Rockford, 3/18/11 Jack Colquette, 47, Rockford, 3/18/11 Kaitlyn Head, 3, Rockford, 3/18/11 Patricia Wilson, 69, Rockford, 3/18/11 Lola Kurth,...

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  • Lawn care expert shares tips on kickstarting spring growth

    Staff Report LOVES PARK, Ill.—Mother Nature does a great job when it comes to waking up plants from a long winter’s nap and kickstarting new growth, but sometimes she needs a little help. Fortunately, Spring-Green Lawn Care...

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  • The Pines perform at Severson Dells April 3

    Staff Report Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts and “Some Days Feathers” are co-sponsoring a show for music and nature lovers this weekend. The Pines will be appearing from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 3, at...

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  • To Your Health: Kombucha, the old energy drink

    To Your Health! By Richard S. Gubbe Perhaps the most intriguing product to jolt the holistic marketplace in recent years is a blast from the past—Kombucha. Kombucha, the old Red Bull, is a fermented tea that is...

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  • Into the Wild: Pecatonica Ridge Prairie a legacy for future generations

    Into the Wild In recognition of the United Nations designation of 2010 as the Year of Biodiversity, the Four Rivers Environmental Coalition and The Rock River Times present this bi-weekly series to help readers discover the amazing...

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  • Astrology: Your Horoscope, Week of March 30-April 5, 2011

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of March 30-April 5, 2011 This Week: Buckle your seat belts, we are heading into another delightful Mercury retrograde March 30-April 23. Now, these cosmic bumps in out planetary activity affect communication and...

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  • Baseball: Is it possible to root for both the Cubs and the White Sox?

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist The beginning of another Major League Baseball season for both Chicago teams starts this Friday, April 1, no fooling. The White Sox will open their 2011 campaign on the road with a...

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  • Capron couple wins George and Barbara Fell Award

    People in Our Times Richard and Karen Gadke of Capron were selected by the Board of Trustees of Natural Land Institute to receive this year’s George and Barbara Fell Award for their distinguished achievements in land conservation....

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  • School Board Endorsements: Vote Westholder, Hayes and Powers for Board of Education

    By Jim Hagerty Online Editor and Brandon Reid Assistant Editor Education is the foundation of any community. Rockford’s foundation has been fractured for far too long. The current slate of Rockford Board of Education members is largely...

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  • Energy scarcity and Japan’s response

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association At last year’s Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair, Dave Rollo, an Indiana municipal official, talked about plans to deal with the...

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