Mind & Spirit
Will Pederson, district chief of the Rockford Fire Department, encourages people to visit the 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial to remember those who’ve died in service of others.

9/11 Memorial: Remembering Those We’ve Lost


Gone, but never forgotten. This Rockford memorial recognizes far more than the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. It also pays tribute to the emergency responders in Winnebago County who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Lu Jenkins and Cindy Thompson help bridge-lovers across the region to unite for face-to-face games at the Bridge Center of Rockford.

Bridge Center: Connecting People in Face-to-Face Fun

If you love the card game bridge, you’ll love the Bridge Center of Rockford. Find out how to connect with other players and learn how the organization fosters interpersonal relationships in an era of online gaming.

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Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship in each issue.

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Learn how to record your experiences in nature on Aug. 19 and Sept. 16 at Severson Dells Nature Center, in Winnebago, Ill.

Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

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A 6-foot-tall taxidermy bull bison towers over the recently renovated museum at Jarrett Prairie Center, in Byron, Ill.

Major Renovations at Jarrett Prairie Center

There are plenty of new experiences awaiting at Jarrett Prairie Center. Learn what you can see, touch and experience at this award-winning museum.

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Mind & Spirit NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – August 15, 2018

  Trends that are Shaping Local Golf Right in Our Region: The game of golf is experiencing many changes as new generations arrive on the greens. Visit the links this…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 8, 2018

  97th Winnebago County Fair Fun Aug. 15-19 Right in Our Region: The Winnebago County Fair is closing in on a century of celebrating agricultural living and all that it…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 1, 2018

  Mendota Sweet Corn Festival Aug. 9-12 Right in Our Region: The 71st annual Mendota Sweet Corn Festival is about everything in abundance, especially fresh-picked corn on the cob, steaming…
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