• Downtown urban fashion photography exhibit opens May 3

    Staff Report From 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, May 3, Minglewood and Plush, both at 510 E. State St., will present a special evening celebrating a local fusion of style, beauty and artistry set against the unique...

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  • Anderson Japanese Gardens opens for season May 1

    • Opening Day Celebration set for Saturday, May 4 Staff Report Rockford’s Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road, will open for the season Wednesday, May 1. Garden visitors are encouraged to visit during normal garden hours, which...

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  • Your Horoscope: Week of May 1-7, 2013

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of May 1-7, 2013 This Week: Between now and the new moon May 9 provides us with the perfect opportunity to remove unwanted elements that do not serve us anymore. Whether this is...

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  • Rockford Muscle Walk May 4 at YMCA Log Lodge

    Staff Report More than 200 people are registered to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) during the Rockford Muscle Walk to help pay tribute to — and raise funds for — children and adults served by MDA...

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  • Agitate, America!: We can get money out of politics

    By Nancy Churchill A Progressive Visionary Just in time for you to sign on to something that will clean up the corruption in Washington, D.C., a group called “Represent.Us” has launched the American Anti-Corruption Act, and you...

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  • Robotic Team finalist for Global Innovation Award

    Rockford Christian Schools’ Middle School Robotic Team has been notified they are one of the top three teams in the world who will receive consideration for the Global Innovation Award. Their patent-pending innovation, the MPA (Magnetic Plug...

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  • Martinetti returns to sidelines at Rockford Guilford

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter The Rockford Guilford Vikings have hired a new boys’ basketball coach, and they are going back to the future with the move. Dean Martinetti, who took the Vikings to back-to-back regional...

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  • Keepin’ it Kleen: Crime and ‘The Mario Effect’

    By Michael Kleen Last summer, an expanding video game store franchise opened a new location on Perryville Road in Rockford. To help advertise their new business, the store hired a young man named Angel Galvan to dress...

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  • Our freedoms are being assaulted

    Do you feel overwhelmed at the number of incursions into your personal space by this over-regulating government? Your kid would be able to buy a super-cheap major medical health policy if not for ObamaCare. Now, his premium...

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  • State of the Art gallery to open May 3

    • Local artist Roni Golan begins new venture at 218 E. State St. Online Staff Report Friday, May 3, a new art gallery — State of the Art — will open at 218 E. State St., Rockford. The...

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