• Street art event Aug. 3 along bike path in front of The Symbol

    • Hip Hop Congress presents free event featuring live art, music, food and vendors Staff Report Hip Hop Congress of Rockford will present the inaugural The Writers Blok 2013, a free outdoors street art event, from noon to...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Films by Rock Valley students to be screened Aug. 1

    Online Staff Report Eight short films from Rock Valley College (RVC) students and their instructor will be screened as part of the Fourth Annual Summer MoPic Screening to be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, in...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • National pickleball tournament in Rockford Aug. 3-4

    Online Staff Report LOVES PARK, Ill. — Described as a combination of tennis, table tennis and badminton, the sport of pickleball will draw players both nationally and internationally when the Northern Illinois Pickleball Association hosts a the...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Pocklington new executive director of ECOH

    The board of directors of the Employers’ Coalition on Health (ECOH) has announce Bill Pocklington, formerly director of provider services, has been promoted to executive director. Pocklington will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Rockford-based...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Tickets for Gabriel Iglesias at Coronado on sale Aug. 2

    Online Staff Report Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Authority (RAVE) has announced Gabriel Iglesias will perform at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $44 and can be purchased starting Aug. 2...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Association of University Women gives scholarships

    The Rockford Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has announced Michelle Dobbs from Rochelle Township High School and Sarah Timm from North Boone High School as 2013 scholarship winners. AAUW gives two scholarships annually...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Epilepsy Foundation’s Mud Volleyball Tournament in Roscoe Aug. 3

    Online Staff Report ROSCOE, Ill. — Registration is now open for the Epilepsy Foundation’s annual Mud Volleyball Tournament. This year’s event will be Saturday, Aug. 3, at Kelley-Meyers Park in Roscoe, Ill. Mud volleyball has been a...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ finds its grail at Timber Lake Playhouse

    Online Staff Report MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) presents the area premier of Monty Python’s Spamalot, a Tony Award-winning musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Kimberly Rosby joins PR Etc.

    Kimberly Rosby has been hired as senior account executive at PR Etc. In this role, Rosby will be responsible for assisting clients with strategic planning, event planning and implementation, media relations at a local, regional and national...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Third Annual Quilt Show at Rockton Historical Society

    Staff Report ROCKTON, Ill. — Rockton Township Historical Society’s Third Annual Quilt Show is bigger and better this year! Open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Sept. 21, the earliest quilt is pre-1805. Each...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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