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Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

February 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle – President Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill The new museum project is currently nearing the end of the renovation part of our plans. The two main rooms, the hallway, the bathroom and the entryway and windows have seen a lot of work. To bring readers up to date, I am listing the areas that have been addressed and the current status of each one. Rooftop [...]

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 [...]
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