Clues add up

Some may be getting closer to the $1,000 prize in the Cannon Township treasure hunt. Here are the first four clues: 1) Before the river and the rapids you’ll see, figure it out and you’ll find me. 2) To get ahead on your chase, see the local doc without haste. 3) A well known anchor […]

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Rockford artist celebrates 20th year

When Eric Brown got sick of his regular job and quit 20 years ago, he knew he had to do something. “I never did think I could make a living at it, it just happened,” Brown said. Brown own’s Eric Brown Stained Glass at 33 Courtland Street in downtown Rockford. He is the fifth owner […]

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Bad-rap bats, furry friends to star in show

A FACE A MOTHER COULD LOVE—you can, too, when you learn more about bats Saturday.

A free presentation at Wild Birds Unlimited, 5426 Northland Drive, Saturday, October 3, will have you hearing like a bat. Demonstrations of eco-location—the bat way to navigate in the dark—are among lessons visitors will experience. Dawn Vezina, educational specialist from the Bat Zone at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, said their bat programs evoke a […]

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Don’t talk to strangers, just look

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Kevin Tomasunas, 19 months, doesn’t know what to make of OPUS Mime (Michael Lee). Keeping a safe distance, he must surely be thinking, “Are you for real?” On the first Saturday of Harvest Fest, Kevin stood transfixed for 20 minutes while deciding to come a little closer to the mime extraordinaire or turn and run […]

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Rockford High School band hosts invitational

The Rockford High School Marching Band hosted its 27th annual Rockford Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 19. Twenty-three high school bands from across the state participated in the event, a Scholastic Marching Band Competition. Each band performed a show and was judged on music performance, music effect, marching performance and visual effect. Otsego High School took […]

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