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  • Free Music in the Park concerts offered July 19, 24 and 26

    Online Staff Report Enjoy summer evenings at the Sinnissippi Park Music Shell for Rockford Park District’s free Music in the Park concerts, which run Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 16. These concerts are part...

    • Posted July 18, 2012
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  • Katie’s Choice Book Club to discuss ‘The School of Essential Ingredients’

    Online Staff Report The Katie’s Choice Book Club selection for July is The School of Essential Ingredients, by Erica Bauermeister. Hosted by Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries and Katie’s Cup coffeebar, 502 Seventh St., Rockford, the book discussion...

    • Posted July 18, 2012
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  • Whippersnap Music & Art Festival at Lyran Park July 19-22

    Online Staff Report Barefoot Fred Productions is proud to present Whippersnap Music & Art Festival 2012 held at Lyran Park, Rockford, July 19-22. The lineup includes the funky Meters, Railroad Earth, Particle, Greensky Bluegrass, Digital Tape Machine...

    • Posted July 18, 2012
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  • July 19 ‘Jazz at Emerson’ features piano/wind jazz duo

    Online Staff Report Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s next “Jazz at Emerson” concert — with Dan Pincus, Jim McElhaney and special guest Jack Brand — will begin at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 19, at the historic Emerson House,...

    • Posted July 18, 2012
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  • Elkhorn Creek Butterfly Festival to be held July 21

    Online Staff Report Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will host a Butterfly Festival from 1-5 p.m., Saturday, July 21. Join them for a fun, informative family-friendly afternoon at the Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve for the many butterflies that...

    • Posted July 18, 2012
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  • New Tdap vaccination requirements for students entering 6th and 9th grades

    Staff Report The Boone County Health Department is reminding parents that beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, all students will be required to provide proof of pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination, along with the school physicals already required...

    • Posted July 18, 2012
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  • Astrology researcher likes Obama’s chances in the Nov. 6 election

    By Edward Snow Managing Editor, Astrology News Service CHICAGO — An astrologer who has analyzed outcomes in U.S. presidential elections dating to 1880 likes the way things are celestially lining up for incumbent President Barack Obama (D)...

    • Posted July 18, 2012
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  • Corn disaster: Rain coming, but not enough, according to AccuWeather

    By Alex Sosnowski Expert Senior Meteorologist, AccuWeather.com STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — AccuWeather.com reports additional corn crop failures are likely as a result of too little rain and too much heat through the middle of August. Spotty downpours...

    • Posted July 18, 2012
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  • Tips for keeping seniors safe during heat wave

    Online Staff Report Nobody likes extreme and prolonged heat, but such conditions can be deadly for older adults. That’s why senior care experts are encouraging families to take extra precautions to protect their aging loved ones during...

    • Posted July 18, 2012
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  • One Green Thing: New uses for everyday things

    By Jan Herbert Rockford Park District Whether you were “green” before the color was fashionable or whether you’re just ready to find the “shade” that works best for you, here’s information about doing just “one green thing.”...

    • Posted July 18, 2012
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