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Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

January 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill Terry Konkle – President Sometimes things happen which change the plan that I have for a column. This week I was going to cover the “Nugget of Rockford history” question, but I am going to do that next week. Why? Because I received a letter from Helen Hessler, a 1932 Rockford High School graduate (Helen Kies), that details a part of [...]

Do you have cabin fever?

January 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

And perhaps some age identity problems? Well, the American Legion has the answer! They are hosting the band Mid-Life Crisis for their annual Cabin Fever party! The gig takes place Saturday, Jan. 12, with the doors opening at 7 p.m. and the band starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. There will be a cash bar, food available in the Legion Lounge [...]

Readers warned to watch for signs – Is this just the winter blues?

January 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Just the Winter Blues? During this season of short days and cold dark nights, the rates of depression, stress, and thoughts of suicide may increase. A number of factors, including unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and too many commitments, can exacerbate such feelings. Some people may feel mildly depressed during the winter months due to seasonal affective [...]

Rotary sells first fundraiser ticket

December 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

by STEVE STEELANDT The day before the printers had the tickets ready for me to pick up, I bumped into Pam in the lobby of ChiroHealth of Rockford. I was carrying my proofed copy of the ticket, so I handed it to her to look at as she headed down the hallway into one of the treatment rooms. Just wanted her to be able to tell a few people about Rockford Rotary’s biggest [...]
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