• Theater Review: ‘Working, the Musical’, proves a worthy revival at Timber Lake

    By Bill Beard Theater Critic The New York theater scene has featured a great many revivals in the past several years; revivals of some of Broadway’s biggest hits and favorites; some successful, others not so much About...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Yoga Rockford: At the feet of yoga

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio BKS Iyengar, founder of Iyengar Yoga, poses a question: “Why think of the heavens when we have not made real contact with mother earth?” We only want the final benefits of...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Mission Marts to consolidate into former Bob’s Ace Hardware on 20th Street

    Staff Report Rockford Rescue Mission has announced it will consolidate its two Mission Mart locations into a single larger facility in the former Bob’s Ace Hardware building at 2710 20th St. The Mission will renovate the building...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Keepin’ it Kleen: The consequences of Rockford’s misplaced priorities

      By Michael Kleen In a recent column in the Rockford Register Star, Chuck Sweeny asked the open-ended question of whether Rockford’s spending priorities are in order. In answering his own question, he criticized various government spending...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Energy fairs focus on environment, efficiency

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association Representatives of the Illinois Renewable Energy Association have had a presence at the Midwest Energy Fair in Custer, Wis., over its 23 years....

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Auto News: Mr. Green Car: Prius C — the inexpensive hybrid

    By Allen Penticoff Free-lance Writer With millions of hybrid Toyota Priuses on the road, the market-dominating manufacturer has been expanding the choices based on this popular platform. There is a plug-in Prius, a bigger, station wagonish version,...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of June 27-July 3, 2012

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of June 27-July 3, 2012 This Week: A deadlock or stalemate will be broken as a result of recent planetary activity. Now is the time to take action and begin to manifest your...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Best-kept secret in Rockford

    It’s been said that a society is judged by how it treats its most needy members. If that’s true, then the work being done at the Barbara Olson Center of Hope reflects very well on our city....

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • St. Paul Lutheran to install new associate pastor

    St. Paul Lutheran Church & School on Sunday, July 1, will install its new associate pastor for full-time ministry at its parish of two sites and school. The Rev. Keffie Deen, II, will serve in the areas...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • Disability Resource Fair June 29 at Magic Waters Waterpark

    Staff Report Rockford Park District will host the Seventh Annual Green Bear Disability Resource Fair from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 29, at Magic Waters Waterpark, 7820 CherryVale Blvd. N, Cherry Valley, Ill. The annual event...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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