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Trainer Andi Patzwald moves Sandy Herrick’s horse, Silencio, around a lettered course, in a dressage event at Silverwood Farm in Camp Lake, Wis.  (Samantha Ryan Photo)
Taking it in Stride: The Regal Sport of Dressage

When done properly, this equestrian sport looks like a simple dance routine, but it takes years of training for both horse and rider. Explore the team effort required to produce a champion.

Jody Deery
On the Fast Track with Jody Deery

When Jody Deery suddenly lost her husband in 1984, she had a decision to make: Would she continue to run Rockford Speedway? With the help of her eight children, Deery has triumphed as a legendary racing promoter.






Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, and the Eclipse Lagoon. (Brad Nordlof photo)
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens: Starting a New Century in Style

Standing like a gem on the banks of the Rock River, Sinnissippi Park’s new conservatory greets a new century of Rockford Park District service. See how it’s maturing into a beauty that once lived only in imagination.






Tinker Swiss Cottage
Getting to Know Rockford’s Historic Homes

Rockford’s bold entrepreneurs in the 1800s established banks, built furniture, opened factories and built a thriving economy. Gail Ravitts provides a glimpse of these local titans’ grand homes.






Bill and Rachel Gage enjoy Geneva Lake in their Gage-Hacker boat.
Resurrecting the Gage-Hacker Boat

Designed to cut through the choppy waters of Geneva Lake, this classic 1960s wooden boat is a local legend. Learn how Bill Gage Jr. is commemorating his father’s crowning achievement with a stylish new version.