Diversity Dinner a Free Family Event with Cross-Cultural Twist

Continuing a tradition going on nearly a decade, the Rockford Diversity Committee invites the public to another fun day at the Wolverine World Wide YMCA in Belmont on March 22. Beginning at 1 p.m., the YMCA, 6555 Jupiter Road, will again graciously allow free access to all their facilities including the rock climbing wall, basketball […]

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Rockford Dry Dock Celebrating One Year Anniversary

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Having weathered the economic storm that has ravaged the state and nation, Rockford’s premier destination for exclusive wines and beers is proud to celebrate its one year anniversary. “We opened the doors last February, wanting to share our love of beer and wine with downtown Rockford,” said co-owner Sue Ten Broeke, “In the year since, […]

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Gift to Locks of Love

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Ten year old, Annika Severson, a fourth grade student at Crestwood Elementary in Rockford donated 11 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. This the first ever donation for Annika. Annika’s haircut was done at Outer Image Salon by stylist Nikki Gladding.

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Rockford Area Girl Scouts Earn Polar Girl Award

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These Rockford area Girl Scouts earned their Polar Girl Award on January 31 and February 1. All 16 girls spent the night outside in tents – in two feet of snow with overnight low temperature of 12 degrees. They were joined by 11 adults, with seven adults choosing to sleep outside too. Everyone enjoyed snowshoe […]

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Volunteers Key to Success of REF Phone-a-Thon

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The last week of February, the Rockford High School Media Center housed 125 dedicated volunteers over a three-day period. These volunteers called every parent in the Rockford School District to ask for a donation to the Rockford Education Foundation. Their efforts resulted in over $22,500 in pledges to the foundation, which, in turn, gives over […]

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