• Guest Column: Burpee looks back — and ahead to 2014

    By Maureen R. Mall Executive Director, Burpee Museum of Natural History Burpee Museum of Natural History is grateful to the community for its support throughout this past year and in years past. Now entering our 72nd year,...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • SwedishAmerican offers holiday grief programs Dec. 4-5

    Online Staff Report For individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one, the approaching holiday season can be especially difficult. The sights and sounds of the season can be a reminder of a holiday that...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Thanks for coverage of Alpaca Farm Days

    Just wanted to drop a note to thank you for the wonderful write up (“Alpaca Farm Days: Willow Glen Farm open to the public Sept. 28-29,” from the Sept. 25-Oct. 1 issue) you gave to us for...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Apply for summer employment with the Rockford Park District

    Online Staff Report Now is the time to apply for 2014 seasonal employment opportunities at Magic Waters Waterpark, along with Sand Park, Alpine or Harkins pools. Interested candidates must complete an application and submit a résumé at...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Boylan stumbles in semifinals

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter For a brief moment, things looked good for the Rockford Boylan Titans in their IHSA Class 6A semifinal game against Batavia. Boylan won the coin toss. They were able to get...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Chad Pregracke chosen as ‘CNN Hero of the Year’

    • East Moline, Ill., resident — a Rock River Trail Initiative Council member — is known as ‘The Rivers’ Garbage Man’ Staff Report Living Lands & Waters founder Chad Pregracke, 38, an East Moline, Ill., resident and...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Y offers tips to avoid type 2 diabetes during Diabetes Awareness Month

    Online Staff Report November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the YMCA of Rock River Valley is encouraging residents to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Nominations for RAMI Awards due by Dec. 31

    Staff Report Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) is accepting nominations until midnight, Dec. 31, 2013, for the RAMI Awards. Band members, performers and technicians should submit their nomination. Musicians should submit a short bio, picture and properly...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Park District offers ice skating, ice hockey lessons beginning Dec. 5

    Online Staff Report The Learn to Skate and Jr. IceHogs/Learn to Play Hockey programs offer people ages 3 through adult of all abilities the opportunity to learn the skills to enjoy ice sports recreation for a lifetime....

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Holiday activities offered at Nicholas Conservatory Dec. 1

    Online Staff Report Rockford Park District welcomes everyone to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1. Holiday-themed free and low-fee activities will take place inside...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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