• Horse-riding lessons begin in April at Rockford’s Lockwood Park

    Online Staff Report Registration is under way for group horse-riding lessons this season at Rockford Park District’s Lockwood Park and Trailside Equestrian Centre. A variety of lesson programs is offered throughout the spring, summer and fall for...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Oregon principal among America’s top educators

    Principal PJ Caposey was recognized as an Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA) honoree at the ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) national conference this past week. Caposey was one of five national candidates chosen for the...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Guest Column: ‘Jungle’ capitalism destroying the American people

    By Gregory John Campbell Capitalism is now “The law of the jungle,” because it won’t regulate itself. And like all systems (cultures) of absolute power, such an absolute power (culture) will corrupt itself absolutely, until it reaches...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Tales from the Trough: ’Hogs return from Canada with 3 of 4 possible points

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist The Rockford IceHogs’ annual pilgrimage to Abbotsford, British Columbia, took place this past weekend with the IceHogs and Heat squaring off for a weekend series to finish their series for the regular...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Burpee, Discovery Center team up for ‘Egg Hunt Extravaganza’ March 30

    Staff Report Saturday, March 30, Burpee Museum of Natural History and Discovery Center Museum are teaming up to present an “Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza.” Highlights of the event will include 10,000 hidden eggs and live animals for petting....

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • STEM Lab at Sycamore’s Midwest Museum of Natural History March 30

    Online Staff Report SYCAMORE, Ill. — Science + Technology + Engineering + Math = STEM! In our increasingly technology-based world, STEM fields are becoming a critical part of daily life for all ages, even if you’re just...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Golf specialty clinics offered in April, May and June

    Online Staff Report Adult golfers ages 18 and older who want to improve their game are invited to sign up for Rockford Park District golf specialty clinics scheduled in April, May and June. The 90-minute individual sessions...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Vote ‘yes’ for new Oregon library

    I plan to vote “yes” for the new oregon library April 9. We are behind the times and long overdue for this project. We need a new facility because our current one is outdated, inconvenient for patrons,...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Park District’s Community Egg Hunt March 30

    Staff Report Bring the family to enjoy fun outdoors and the coming of spring at the free Rockford Park District Community Egg Hunt at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 30, rain or shine, at Anna Page Park, 3102...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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  • Ralph Frese Memorial Paddle April 14

    Staff Report SKOKIE, Ill. — Postponed from New Year’s Day, The Ralph Frese Memorial Paddle will begin at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 14, with a short ceremony, preceding a paddle on the Ralph Frese Canoe Trail on...

    • Posted March 27, 2013
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