• Park District offers ice skating, hockey lessons

    Staff Report Rockford Park District wants to help you learn to ice skate, improve your skating skills, or learn to play hockey. The Learn to Skate and Jr. IceHogs/Learn to Play Hockey programs offer people ages 3-adult...

    • Posted January 25, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Grasping the big picture

    • ‘Big Wind’ controversy continues in surrounding counties By Bob Logan Franklin Grove Resident The Lee County Zoning Board of Appeals met Friday night, Jan. 20, to discuss setbacks, the issue all other industrial wind turbine regulations...

    • Posted January 25, 2012
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  • Young Eagles Success Club releases anti-violence DVD

    Staff Report Sounds of Good News (SOGN) Productions has announced the release of their Young Eagles Success (YES) Club kids’ first DVD release. The “Piece for PEACE” is titled Fight Right! and consists of four chapters including...

    • Posted January 25, 2012
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  • Great River Brewery launches River Rat Root Beer in honor of Chad Pregracke

    Staff Report DAVENPORT, Iowa — Great River Brewery, where legendary craft brews are made, has come up with a new product, River Rat Root Beer, and this one has gained its legendary status almost instantly. It is...

    • Posted January 25, 2012
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  • Byron Civic Theatre announces cast for ‘Mister Roberts,’ opening Jan. 27

    Staff Report BYRON, Ill. — Mister Roberts, a World War II-era play, opens Jan. 27 at Byron Civic Theatre (BCT). Productions will be staged at the Byron Middle School Theatre, 850 N. Colfax St., Byron, Ill. Performances...

    • Posted January 25, 2012
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  • Prep Baseball: Former RiverHawks catcher to coach Guilford’s freshman team

    Staff Report LOVES PARK, Ill. — Former Rockford RiverHawks catcher Elvin Millan Jr. has been involved in the local baseball community since his first stint with the team in 2010. He made numerous appearances as a player,...

    • Posted January 25, 2012
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  • Youth Baseball: Scarpetta holds pitching lessons at Wallbangers

    Staff Report LOVES PARK, Ill. — Rockford RiverHawks pitcher and Rockton native Brett Scarpetta is holding pitching lessons from now through the end of April at Wallbangers Academy in Loves Park. Scarpetta is offering half-hour sessions for...

    • Posted January 25, 2012
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  • Soulicit performs at Bar 3 Jan. 26

    Staff Report Hard rockers Soulicit will be joined by Anew Revolution, Anchored, Case In Point and Marquette at Rockford’s Bar 3, 326 E. State St., beginning at 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26. Tickets are $10. Hailing from...

    • Posted January 25, 2012
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  • Comedy show set for Jan. 27 at Franchesco’s

    Staff Report The comedy show at Franchesco’s Ristorante in Rockford will return at 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27. Hosted by Rockford’s Sky Drysdale, the show will feature Dobie Maxwell, who has appeared on Comedy Central and CBS’s...

    • Posted January 25, 2012
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  • Chicago artist, draftsman featured at Rockford College Feb. 2-March 3

    Staff Report Rockford College will host an exhibition by Chicago-based artist and avid draftsman Don Colley Feb. 2-March 3 in the Art Gallery at Clark Arts Center. An opening reception for the exhibition, which is titled “Rearviewed,”...

    • Posted January 25, 2012
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