• Ethnic Heritage Museum honors Fathers of the Year

    Staff Report Ethnic Heritage Museum this month is honoring five “Fathers of the Year” for 2012. These fathers represent service to their community and exemplary representation of their fine heritage. A different father is highlighted from 2...

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  • Midway Village puts on award-winning 1900 America event

    Staff Report Midway Village Museum will present its national award-winning signature summer event, “1900 America: Chautauqua Celebration,” June 9-10, at the 13-acre Victorian-era village on the museum campus, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford. The 1900 America event offers...

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  • Literary Hook: Summer Solstice: ‘Listen. So much goes on without us.’

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet Here is a poem for the summer solstice. Summer Solstice A pair of green, comma, angel wing butterflies cavort Around the pear tree, the young pears aureola-rosy. Everywhere another shade of...

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  • Rockford author Thomas L. Vaultonburg releases first children’s book

    Staff Report Zombie Logic Press has announced its first children’s book, The Toughskin Rhinoceros Wrangler Company, written by Thomas L. Vaultonburg, illustrated by Jenny Mathews, and with a special contribution of “Amazing Rhino Facts” by Daniella R....

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  • Rockford author releases third book in children’s adventure series

    Staff Report Rockford author Max Elliot Anderson has published his latest adventure for readers 8 and older. River Rampage is perfect for summer reading fun. “I grew up as a struggling, reluctant reader,” Anderson said. “It was...

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  • Freeport Civil War monument restoration team fund-raiser set for June 9

    Staff Report FREEPORT, Ill. — Almost two years ago, when Austin Bower was an eighth-grader at Lena-Winslow, he began collecting money to help repair the Civil War Soldiers’ Monument at the Stephenson County Courthouse in Freeport, Ill....

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  • New Odyssey kicks off Klehm Woodsong series June 10

    • Series also includes Corky Siegel July 8 and BritBeat Aug. 12 Staff Report Grab the picnic basket, load up the lawn chairs, and pack up the kids for an evening of fun at Klehm Arboretum Sunday,...

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  • Park District Foundation offers ‘Cruisin’ on the Rock’

    Staff Report Experience a unique view with a different theme each time you set sail with the Rockford Park District Foundation. “Cruisin’ on the Rock” is a series of themed cruises on the beautiful Rock River, starting...

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  • Boone County Fair sells tickets to early birds June 9

    Staff Report BELVIDERE, Ill. — The Boone County Fair Board will host an “Early Bird Sale” for all of its 2012 grandstand lineup. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at...

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  • Freeport’s Prairieland Art Tour June 9-10

    Staff Report FREEPORT, Ill. — The Fourth Annual Prairieland Art Tour is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 9, and noon-4 p.m., Sunday, June 10, at various locations in and around Freeport, Ill. Brochures with maps...

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