• Self-help expert to address cancer survivors Sept. 22

    Staff Report Healing Pathways-Cancer Resource Center will hold a one-hour program called “Taking Care of Yourself During Cancer Treatment” at 7 p.m., Sept. 22. Healing Pathways is at 2821 N. Bell School Road, in the lower level...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Dr. Geoffrey Bouc to speak at Sept. 21 Holistic Moms Network meeting

    Staff Report Holistic Moms Network monthly meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, at JustGoods Fair Trade Store, 201 Seventh St., Rockford. Guest speaker will be Dr. Geoffrey Bouc, a board-certified physician in Family...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Former employees: Amerock had blatant disregard for environment around factory

    Editor’s note: This is the third part of a three-part series detailing the effects of pollution created by businesses north of Auburn Street and west of Central Avenue. Part one appeared in the Sept. 7-13 issue, and...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Rock River Trail Initiative: September Update

    By Greg Farnham RRTI Coordinator and Frank Schier RTTI Founder and Coordinator and Editor & Publisher of The Rock River Times Hello, everyone! We hope all is well. We’ve been very busy, and we’re glad to say...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Local woman creatively recycles plastic bags

    Rockford resident Virginia Hammer has found a way to make “disposable” plastic bags fulfill a need and keep them out of the landfill. She brought a sample of a small, attractively crocheted tote bag to The Rock...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Second Annual Rock River Sweep success

    THANK YOU to everyone who turned out for our Second Annual Rock River Sweep on Saturday, Sept. 10. It was a gorgeous summer day, perfect for our cleanup. And the bottom line is: we exceeded a goal...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Charlotte’s Web has a new home for history and 40th season

    By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher After 40 years of being under many roofs, the new home of Charlotte’s Web and Snapshot Music fills the second floor of the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s Emerson House at 420...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Pinto Stampede helps Wounded Warrior Project

    The 9/11 Pinto Stampede group did well over the weekend of Sept. 9-11, reports James Madison. Half a dozen Ford Pintos from as far as northern Minnesota came to northern Illinois for a cruise/fund-raising event. They also...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Buy Fair Trade chocolate for Halloween

    As another Halloween approaches, and as parents in the Rockford area think about buying chocolate as “treats” for children, here is something to consider: The chocolate you buy could be tainted with child labor. Monday, Sept. 19,...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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  • Theater Review: Artists’ Ensemble opens 18th season with quirky ‘Incorruptible’

    By Edith McCauley Theater Critic The monks of the monastery of Priseauz, France, have fallen on hard times. The remains of their once-amazing saint no longer bring miracles to those who come to her altar, and they...

    • Posted September 21, 2011
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