• U of I Extension offers ‘Meals for a Healthy Heart’; deadline Feb. 14

    By University of Illinois Extension BELVIDERE, Ill. — University of Illinois Extension Boone County will offer “Meals for a Healthy Heart,” a program designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing heart disease. The classes will meet...

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  • New writers group meets Thursdays at Freeport Public Library

    Online Staff Report FREEPORT, Ill. — A group of area writers have decided to come together on Thursday nights. Meetings are being held at the Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas St., Freeport, Ill., in the History...

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  • Discovery Center to host annual Chocolate Sundae Sunday Feb. 9

    Online Staff Report Chocolate and ice cream are all mixed up together for an afternoon of fun when Rockford’s Discovery Center hosts its annual Valentine’s treat, Chocolate Sundae Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9....

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  • Ethnic Heritage Museum honors early black religious leaders

    Online Staff Report Each year for Black History Month, the African-American Gallery of the Ethnic Heritage Museum showcases a specific aspect of African-American life in Rockford. This year, from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, the African-American Gallery...

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  • Stoneware clay artist featured during February at BFAI

    Online Staff Report BELOIT, Wis. — The Beloit Fine Arts Incubator (BFAI) has announced Susan Swelund, a stoneware clay artist who works primarily as a hand builder, as the featured artist for February. Swedlulnd, who studied art...

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  • Chelonia Dance Concert at Beloit College Feb. 6-9

    Staff Report BELOIT, Wis. — Esteemed dancer-choreographer Nandhini Ashok from India is the guest artist for the Chelonia Dance Concert taking place at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 6-8, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9. The annual event,...

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    Your Horoscope: Week of Feb. 5-11, 2014

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of Feb. 5-11, 2014 This Week: Just a friendly reminder that Mercury retrograde will be primed and ready for mischief-making Thursday, Feb. 6, through Feb. 28 of this month. So, be prepared — check...

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  • Legendary Rock Interviews: Q & A with longtime Rockford rocker Mike Hysmith

    By John Parks Jamie Campbell and the Redneck Romeos will be bringing their own unique blend of rock and country to District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St., downtown Rockford, this Friday, Feb. 7. The band...

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  • Literary Hook: Poem brings to life a trip to the grocery store

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet This poem was written about 15 years ago in January. I had begun noticing that the large grocery where I shopped was a microcosm of human oddities. If I were to...

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    Ask the Doc: Can upper cervical chiropractic help traumatic brain injury?

    Editor’s note: Dr. Philip Schalow’s featured article, “Ask the Doc,” appears monthly. This is the 13th column in the series. Send questions for Dr. Schalow to MyRockfordChiropractor@gmail.com and he will answer each one individually and choose a sampling for...

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