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  • Northern Illinois Heart Walk May 4 at Rock Valley College

    Online Staff Report The American Heart Association will host the 2013 Northern Illinois Heart Walk Saturday, May 4, at Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road, to support the fight against heart disease and stroke. Opening ceremonies...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Rockton River Market set for May 8-Oct. 31

    Online Staff Report ROCKTON, Ill. — The Rockton Chamber is hosting the Rockton River Market May 8-Oct. 31 on Wedenesdays from 3 to 8 p.m. on East Hawick Street, next to Old Settler’s Park, Rockton, Ill. The...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Hands-on Photovoltaic class offered May 4

    Staff Report OREGON, Ill. — The Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA) is offering a Hands-on Photovoltaic (solar electricity) class at 1230 E. Honey Creek Road, Oregon, Ill., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 4. The...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Burpee Explorers to examine worms May 4

    Online Staff Report Burpee Explorers will present “Explore Invertebrates Annelida” from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St., Rockford. The event is for ages 6 and older...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Locals make North Central College Dean’s List

    North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2013 winter term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0 equals A) for the term...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Bookworm Bakery & Café two-year anniversary party May 3

    Online Staff Report In May 2011, Bookworm Bakery & Café opened its doors at 6685 E. State St., inside the East Branch of the Rockford Public Library. Bookworm Bakery & Café’s goal was to create a community...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Heartburn topic of May 6 seminar at Veterans Memorial Hall

    Online Staff Report Occasional cases of heartburn often can be remedied with over-the-counter medications, but there is an underlying health risk for frequent heartburn sufferers. The burning sensation caused by stomach acids backing up into the esophagus...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Derby Day at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens May 4

    Online Staff Report Be a part of the most exciting 2 minutes in sports! Buy your ticket to attend the Kentucky Derby party at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. Second St., Rockford, from 4 to 6:30...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Guest Column: ‘We are all brothers and sisters in this world …’

    By Dorothy Paige-Turner This is the first line spoken by one of the children in a musical performance by the Council Choraleers, a culturally-diverse chorus of youth ages 9-12 from the greater Rockford community. Participants were recruited...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Lockwood, Page parks offer show wagon trail tours in May, June

    Online Staff Report Enjoy traveling along scenic trails through Rockford Park District’s Lockwood and Page parks without riding a horse! Guided trail tours for adults ages 18 and older aboard the Lockwood show wagon provide time to...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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