Eleventh annual Block Party a sucess

August 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Neighborhood Watch organizations help keep neighbors and neighborhoods safe—and they are also fun. Proof is the 11th annual South Highlands Neighborhood Watch block party, where neighbors took the time to have fun and games and spend time together. Rockford Police partners with neighborhoods in Neighborhood Watch by teaching residents how to keep their neighborhood [...]

Rockford considers extending Downtown Development Authority 30 more years

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in Rockford may be extended another 30 years if the city council approves. The DDA is up for renewal in 2013 but Young said he hopes council will extend the tax dollar capture now. Young said it is possible future laws may prohibit the extension of DDAs and there is no reason to wait. The City created the DDA in 1984. DDAs take a [...]

Resident experiences the unusual and magnificent

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

  TOP OF THE WORLD—Rockford graduate Stacey Kowalczyk performs a handstand on top of the Pearl TV Tower. Pictured in the background is the tallest building in Shanghai. by CHRISTINE BIGNEY They say that it’s good to try different things. In Stacey Kowalczyk’s case, she didn’t think that would include drunken shrimp and cow’s intestine for dinner. The 2007 [...]

Record-setting run raises $77,000

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

  NO HOLDING BACK—Kids concentrate on speed during the kids race at Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford Saturday. The event raised an amazing $77,000 for Project Parent Muscular Dystrophy. Photo by Tom Scott 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 [...]

Festival to have mouths watering

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 way to introduce and expand upon the incredible attributes [...]
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