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 [...]

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

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

  MIDNIGHT RIDERS—Approximately 2,000 motorcycles congregate at midnight in the Rockford Meijer parking lot to participate in the annual Midnight Ride, which raises research funds for juvenile diabetes. This year’s 23rd annual event, hosted by GWRRA, will be held on Friday, Aug. 21. Midnight Ride raises funds, awareness for juvenile diabetes research Departing at the [...]

Locks of Love

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 Great Lakes, Ill., for eight weeks, followed by five [...]

Reading Rocks in Rockford with new festival

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rockford Rotary and Rockford [...]
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