• Min danske eventyr (‘My Danish adventure’) — part two

    Editor’s note: Following is part two of a two-part series. Part one appeared in the Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2012, issue. By Suzee Belles Contributing Writer This fall, I was given the opportunity to travel with my classmates...

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  • Photo: Jerry Seinfeld to bring his stand-up act to Rockford Feb. 8

    From the Dec. 5-11, 2012, issue

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  • Dec. 7-8 art show benefits Arts Council

    Staff Report Prairie Street Gallery, 300 Prairie St., Rockford, will host an art show Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, to support the Rockford Area Arts Council’s programming. Hours are 4-9 p.m., Friday, and 3-7 p.m., Saturday. This...

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  • Winnebago Buy Local hosts holiday dinner Dec. 10

    Staff Report Winnebago Buy Local will present its second annual holiday dinner at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, at Bistro 108, 6164 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, Ill. Cost is $20 per person (including tax and one...

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  • Rockford Handmade Market offers holiday shopping Dec. 6

    Staff Report Rockford Handmade Market will open from 4 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie St., Rockford. The market invites you to join them for the ultimate holiday handmade shopping event....

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  • Holiday CDs featuring Carl Cole to benefit kids

    Staff Report Sounds Of Good News (SOGN) Productions is releasing new holiday music CDs to benefit their “Young Eagles Success” (YES) Club kids’ winter projects. Album titles include: Carl’s Carols, featuring SOGN founder and CEO, Professor Carl...

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  • Tips for selecting the perfect holiday plants

    By Candice Miller Horticulture Educator, University of Illinois Extension Ogle County With the holiday season fast approaching, do not forget to purchase holiday plants, said Jennifer Fishburn, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “As with most...

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  • NIU’s success leads to search for new head football coach

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Success comes with a price. For the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Huskies football team, the cost of winning back-to-back Mid-American Conference (MAC) championships is one head coach. Last Friday night, Nov. 30,...

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  • The importance of giving smartly during the holidays

    By Tom Parisi NIU Media and Public Relations It’s hard to underestimate the importance of the holiday season for many nonprofit organizations. About 70 percent of Americans donate money to charitable causes. And according to the Giving...

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  • Ribbon-cutting for new dialysis center Dec. 11 in Durand

    Staff Report DURAND, Ill. — A new, $200,000 onsite dialysis unit specifically designed for rehabilitation patients having end-stage renal disease will have its ribbon-cutting/grand opening at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Medina Manor, 402 Center St.,...

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