• PPSOC to offer public program in March

    Staff Report OREGON, Ill. — The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC) offers interesting, informative programs in November and March that are free and open to the public. Last November, the program, “Amazing Bats,” was truly...

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  • Guest Column: Reflections on the life of Tom Littrell, 1945-2014

    By Mary Jo Powers, Barb Oehlke, Colleen Magee and Jane Hayes Watchdogs for Ethics in Education members You may not be aware of who Tom Littrell was, but you may know about Studio 317 on Market Street,...

    • Posted February 5, 2014
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  • Rockford Orthopedic Associates continues support of food bank

    • More than $250,000 donated to support childhood hunger programs in Winnebago County over past 10 years Online Staff Report Rockford Orthopedic Associates recently reached a new milestone in its support of Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB), surpassing...

    • Posted February 5, 2014
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  • ‘Secret Rockford’ anthology now available

    Staff Report Secret Rockford, the highly anticipated anthology published by Black Oak Media, is now available to the public online and at local retailers. After only four days after its release, copies are flying off the shelves...

    • Posted February 5, 2014
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  • Dodge ball tournament to benefit Children’s Safe Harbor

    Staff Report Dodge ballers are gearing up to hit the court for a great cause. Dodge ball team registrations are now being accepted for the Fourth Annual “I Dodged a Ball for a Kid” dodge ball tournament...

    • Posted February 5, 2014
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  • Craft Beer Scene Around Rockford: Export stout perfect for a winter evening

    By Michael Sears President, Forest City Brewers Since this winter has been unusually cold, I would like to talk about an export stout I picked up during one of my outings to Woodman’s on Perryville Road. Woodman’s...

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  • Why not start the Super Bowl earlier in the day?

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist It’s Super Bowl Sunday afternoon, and I just returned home from the neighborhood grocery store. My daughter and I both noticed want an anthill of activity the place was. There wasn’t a...

    • Posted February 5, 2014
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  • Rock River Valley Pantry offers evening hours for working families

    Online Staff Report Anticipating an increased need to serve working families and individuals as a result of the recent closing of a Saturday morning food pantry, the Rock River Valley Pantry (RRVP) will be offering evening pantry...

    • Posted February 5, 2014
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  • St. Paul Lutheran offers Paulapalooza Feb. 9

    Online Staff Report St. Paul Lutheran School and Little Lambs Learning Center/Daycare — 811 Locust St., Rockford — will host St. Paulapalooza from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9. The party will be in the school...

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  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic opens in Boone County

    Online Staff Report BELVIDERE, Ill. —The Boone County Health Department will open a new Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Clinic Thursday, Feb. 6. The clinic will be open every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the...

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