Home & Garden
The Council of Rockford Gardeners (CRG) and its five clubs strive to engage Rockfordians in gardening, philanthropy and other horticultural endeavors.

Garden Council: Growing Pride in Rockford for Nearly 40 Years


For nearly 40 years, this collection of garden clubs has been striving to keep Rockford beautiful. Learn about the club’s philanthropic activities and find out how you can get involved.

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Gustafson’s is part of the country’s largest furniture-buying organization, enabling Gustafson’s to purchase with more than 500 stores and pass cost savings on to customers.

Keeping Customers Happy For 90 Years at Gustafson’s

Friendly service and quality furniture have kept this locally owned business thriving for 90 years. Meet the family behind this Rockford-based company and find out how the next generation is evolving with the times.

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Fairhaven Celebrates 50 Years of Service to Residents

The relaxing and comfortable environment at this Rockford retirement center has stood out for half a century now. Find out what makes this Christian community special, and say hello to a current resident who was once employed here.

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Solar panels are just one way to make a home more eco-friendly. EcoHome Expert Inc., in Belvidere, not only installs solar panels but, when installing asphalt shingles, it recycles the waste so it can be used in other applications, such as roadways or other roofing products.

EcoHome Expert Inc.: Brothers Commit to Eco-Friendly Homes

Eco-friendliness is a major component of this Belvidere-based business, as it finds ways to help homeowners “go green” while also saving some serious green.

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2018 Senior Living Guide

One of our most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. This guide introduces you to some of the excellent care available within our region.

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Home & Garden NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – February 20, 2019

  World-Class Scientists to Attend PaleoFest Right in Our Region: Burpee Museum’s PaleoFest will bring to Rockford some of the world’s leading scientists to speak about their research on fossilized…
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Smart Living Weekly – February 13, 2019

  ‘Women in Film’ Focus of 2019 BIFF Right in Our Region: Forget the winter doldrums! The Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) is starting its 14th season with 10 days…
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Smart Living Weekly – February 6, 2019

  Now is a Great Time to Donate Blood Right in Our Region: Winter is an especially challenging time to collect blood needed by patients in local hospitals. And yet…
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