• Symbol
    Second Annual The Writers Blok street art festival Aug. 2

    Staff Report The Second Annual The Writers Blok will take place Saturday, Aug. 2, on the grounds of Sinnissippi Park in front of The Symbol. The Writers Blok 2014 is a free outdoor street art event that...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Les-Mis
    ‘Les Misérables’ opens July 31 at Timber Lake Playhouse in Mount Carroll

    Staff Report MOUNT CARROLL, Illinois — Les Misérables, the most popular musical ever written, will be presented at Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) for the first time Thursday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 10. Special guest star Jason...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • horoscopes
    Your Horoscope: Week of July 30-Aug. 5, 2014

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of July 30-Aug. 5, 2014 This Week: August starts out with a bang, as Mars moves out of Libra and into passionate Scorpio. This astrological climate activates these energies within us, so let’s...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Olivia Girardin and friends. (Photo by Frank Schier)
    A big 8 years old!

    Olivia Girardin celebrated her eighth birthday with her new boa, more presents and 12 of her closest friends in the commons of the Stewart Square Building, 308 W. State St., Rockford, Tuesday, July 22. The soirée was...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Yoga-Rockford-1
    Yoga Rockford: Let your transformation begin with yoga

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio I am excited about the Transform Rockford movement, and I look forward to keeping up with the discussion and ultimate changes it brings. Being a yoga practitioner and teacher, I am...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • 2014 scholarship recipients (from left) Kenzie Kaiser, Elijah Ball and Luke Sternhagen. (Not pictured: Kyle Lookingland and Robert Wyss.)
    Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association awards scholarships

    The Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association (RRVTMA) awarded five $1,000 scholarships at its 2014 Apprentice Appreciation dinner June 4. This is the second year the RRVTMA has awarded scholarships to high school seniors in the...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Women's-health
    SwedishAmerican wins national organ donation award

    Staff Report The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is honoring Rockford’s SwedishAmerican Hospital for excellence in support of organ donation. SwedishAmerican was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for reaching the Silver...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Rockford-Ill
    Collaborative effort to give Lincoln Avenue neighborhood a facelift

    Staff Report Project Facelift is back. The project is a collaborative effort spearheaded by ENGAGE, a Division of Christ in Youth, located in Joplin, Missouri. Now in its fourth year, Project Facelift is committed to bettering Rockford...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Ongoing & Upcoming Attractions: Week of July 30-Aug. 5, 2014

    Ongoing Attractions Alcoholics Anonymous – Call for locations/times/info: 815-227-4633 or 815-968-0333. All Together in Grief – Peterson Meadows Retirement Community, 6401 Newburg Road. Meets every Friday at 1:30 p.m. Info: Noreen Schmitt, 815-227-0101. Anderson Japanese Gardens –...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Violin-music
    RSO welcomes Linc Smelser as new youth symphony conductor

    Staff Report Linc Smelser has been chosen as Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra’s (RSYO) conductor. Smelser resides in DeKalb, Ill., where he is conductor/music director of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and is on faculty with Northern Illinois University...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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