November 11 2010

Holiday season begins with lighting ceremony, open houses

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Start the holiday season with old-fashioned ceremony in downtown Rockford November 17 and two evenings of special offers and warm wishes November 17 and 18 as Rockford rings in the holiday season. On Wednesday, November 17 the lighting of the trees ceremony will be held at Peppler Park listen to music from the Rockford choirs and brass ensembles, words of peace from city [...]

Ric’s to hold drive for Lean on Me Outreach

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Public invited to help others in need When Ric’s Food Center planned opening their doors three years ago, they knew there would be extra product—produce, deli and more—that would go unsold yet still be perfectly good. The family-owned company looked around Rockford for a deserving charity and found Lean on Me Outreach. Each morning Ric’s Food Center loads a Lean [...]

Birth dates send Rockford woman’s story around the world

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The Soper family, Barbie, Chad, Cearra, Cameron, and Chloe have been in the media spotlight with global coverage of the unusual birth dates of the three children. Photo by CINDY CORSTANGE Story published in 20 different languages by BETH ALTENA Barbie Soper said she is glad no one reads Albanian, because she was misquoted in that article. The world-famous Rockford mother [...]

Voters choose a new face for Rockford City Council

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by CLIFF and NANCY HILL A tsunami of change swept the nation on last Tuesday’s national election day. The giant wave had enough inertia to even affect Rockford’s non-partisan City Council election. Five well-qualified candidates were vying for two open seats on the five-member Rockford City Council. In a stunning defeat Rockford Mayor Janice (Chi-Chi) Rogers was [...]

Veterans honored Nov. 11 with local services

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Veteran’s Day, November 11, will be recognized with a brief flag-raising ceremony with coffee and donuts at Lakes Elementary School from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and an evening service at Memorial Park in Belmont, at the intersection of Belmont Road and Jupiter Avenue at 7 p.m. The Color Guard, Sons of the American Legion, Squad #358 will perform a 21-gun salute. According to [...]
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