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StayCation offers plenty of reasons not to leave town

April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Women just back from spring break vacation now have plenty of reasons to stick around town, at least on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16. If you are one of the out-of-towners who frequent the downtown shopping district, this is a great time to spend a few days here as well. The Heart of Rockford Business Association again this year is offering a Girlfriends StayCation with plenty of special offers and events. The StayCation kicks off April 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. and continues April 16 during regular business hours. In addition to specials designed to spoil and pamper, one lucky winner will receive a Best of Rockford prize package plush with gift certificates, gifts, movie passes and more. According to organizer Christine Gault of A Charmed Life Nail Salon, the event is designed to highlight the many goods and services our little town has to offer. “This is a time of year when there isn’t a lot happening usually, but the weather is changing and it’s a great time for women to get out and celebrate that spring is coming,” Gault said. This is the event’s second year and last year resulted in a great turnout. With even more downtown shops participating, this year’s StayCation is even more exciting. Visitors to A Charmed Life Nail Salon can enjoy a free five-minute chair massage with the purchase of any service from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, a free hand paraffin with any specialty manicure, pedicure or shellac manicure. In addition the first 10 appointments booked will receive a Heart of Rockford shopping bag for future savings in downtown Rockford. At Baskets in the Belfry, enjoy 20% off your entire purchase and food-tastings (some exclusions may apply). On Saturday at 1 p.m. there will be a free demonstration on hand-tied bouquets at Rockford Flower Shop. At Great Northern Trading Company, join in their celebration of 34 years of serving Rockford and beyond. Everyone who enters the store will be allowed to choose a candy bar with a discount hidden under the label, ranging from 20 to 50 percent off the entire purchase. Dars Gems and Jewelry is offering 20 percent off one item and many in-store specials. […]

Swap your dress for homecoming

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Double Take Resale will be hosting its first Homecoming Dress Swap event this Sunday, Sept. 20 from noon to 5 p.m. Cindy Palmreuter, owner of Double Take, said “We’ve had tons of interest in buying or selling homecoming and prom dresses during our first year in business, but since our model involves purchasing mainly casual clothing outright, we had to get creative with this.” Palmreuter is asking girls and their moms to dig through their closets and bring all of their formal dresses, shoes and accessories down to the shop at 31 Courtland St., Rockford. Dresses will be accepted until Sunday at 12:45 a.m. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, the swap will commence. “Dresses will be organized by size, and girls will have the opportunity to look for dresses they wish to try on and trade or purchase.” Double Take hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (616) 884.0331.