• Guest Column: The school bus — some interesting tidbits

    By Mike Reinders • What mode of transportation moves more people than airplane, mass transit and trains? The school bus — approximately 26 million students twice a day, nationwide. That is a little more than 9 billion...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • 20th Annual MELD July 4th Classic Run and Walk

    Staff Report Rockford MELD will host its 20th Annual MELD July 4th Classic Run and Walk Wednesday, July 4. The Flat and Fast Alan Hutchcroft Memorial 8K Run starts at 7 a.m., the 2-Mile Run starts at...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Guilford graduate’s work featured in New York gallery

    Staff Report Central Wisconsin artist Deann L. De La Ronde was chosen as one of 27 artists out of more than 200 national and international artists to have work included in an annual New York gallery’s show...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Golf: Ryan Jury Memorial Golf Outing set for June 20

    Staff Report The 27th Annual Ryan Jury Memorial Golf Outing is set for Wednesday, June 20, at Aldeen Golf Club, 1902 Reid Farm Road, Rockford, with the evening dinner at Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Road. The...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Hope for Illinois state parks and great outdoors?

    By Jack Darin Director, Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter Summer is here again, and many of us are looking forward to spending some time in the great outdoors in the months ahead. Will our beautiful state parks be...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Soccer: Rock Run Soccer Club announces try-outs for 2012-2013 season

    Staff Report The Rock Run Soccer Club announces its try-out schedule for the 2012-2013 season. All try-outs are held at Grace Reform Baptist Church, 6310 Guilford Road, Rockford. If you are unable to attend one of these...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Volleyball: Sign up for youth and adult volleyball

    Staff Report A variety of opportunities for youth to learn and play indoor volleyball is offered year round at Rockford Park District’s Indoor Sports Center in Loves Park, and registration is under way for summer lessons, camps...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Help IDNR protect nature in Illinois

    By Tom Lindblade President, Illinois Paddling Council An unprecedented coalition of organizations has come together to support an initiative designed to provide a sustainable funding base for the Illinois Departmen t of Natural Resources (IDNR). The past...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • Anderson Gardens offers live music series starting June 5

    Staff Report Rockford’s Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road, will offer a summer music concert series, “Tuesday Evening in the Gardens,” June 5-Aug. 28. The public is invited to socialize, stroll the gardens and enjoy music...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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  • ‘Sweeney Todd’ starts Starlight Theatre season June 6

    Staff Report Rock Valley College’s (RVC) Starlight Theatre begins its 46th season June 6 with the Starlight debut of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street! (June 6-9 and July 11-15). Based on Christopher Bond’s retelling...

    • Posted May 30, 2012
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