Record-setting run raises $77,000

Going and growing  Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford enjoyed another amazingly succesful event this year, with 1,800 runners participating and raising $77,000. In its eleventh year, the Run has donated over $600,000 to Project Parent Musucular Dystrophy in Mitchell Peterson’s name. Mitchell, 13, along with family and volunteers, has raised awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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Festival to have mouths watering

You might as well change Rockford’s name to Festival Town. With a new event taking place this weekend, Rockford has dozens of summertime events to enjoy. On Saturday, August 22, 2009, Reds on the River in Rockford will be sponsoring the First Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival on the banks of the Rogue River as a […]

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2,000 motorcyclists to caravan through night on Aug. 21

  Midnight Ride raises funds, awareness for juvenile diabetes research Departing at the stroke of midnight on Friday, August 21 from the Meijer parking lot in Rockford, more than 2,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will drive together to St. Ignace, Mich., raising awareness and funds for type 1/juvenile diabetes research. The 23rd annual Midnight Ride is organized […]

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Locks of Love

Travis gives four years to Navy, 12.5 inches to Locks of Love While many high school graduates prepare to leave for college in the next few weeks, one Rockford resident is taking a different direction. Jayme Travis, a 2009 graduate of Rockford High School, departed August 18 for the Navy. She will attend boot camp in […]

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Reading Rocks in Rockford with new festival

Get ‘fired up for reading’ with firemen or read to Ruff Readers dog What do dogs, firefighters, theater, a parade, breakfast with VIP authors and pennies all have in common? The answer is Reading Rocks in Rockford, a new family-friendly and all-ages festival to be held in downtown Rockford on Saturday, August 29 from 10 […]

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