Recreation & Destinations
The Rockford Ravens Rugby Football Club gives people a chance to play rugby, make friends and serve in the community. (Samantha Behling photo)

Try Something New at Rugby Club


This unique sport is gaining popularity across the country and it’s catching fire among kids and adults in our area. Meet the players who make up the Ravens ruby club and find out how they’re making a positive impact.

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The oversized macarons at Grandview Restaurant are entirely house-made, as are all items in the bread basket.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Autumn Edition

A great weekend’s journey is hours away. Here are some excellent places to visit.

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Launch your old Jack-o’-Lantern from a giant trebuchet Nov. 4 at Discovery Center Museum, in Rockford.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.

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Nearly 1,200 re-enactors converge on Midway Village Museum, in Rockford, for the annual World War II Days event. They bring authentic weapons and vehicles, as well as period costumes. You’ll meet many of them camped out around the village with their “units,” representing all sides of the war.

The 1940s Come Alive at Midway Village’s World War II Days

When Midway Village Museum holds its annual World War II Days this September, it will bring together the largest such re-enactment in the Midwest. Find out what activities are available this year and how you can experience living history.

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September and October are two excellent months to visit Starved Rock Lodge. Guests can still feel the warmth of the summer while taking in the beautiful fall colors.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Summer/Fall Edition

A great weekend’s journey is hours away. Here are some excellent places to visit.

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Recreation & Destinations NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – October 24, 2018

  Jingle Bell Rockton Rings in the Holidays Right in Our Region: Get a jump start on your buy-local holiday shopping with a visit to Jingle Bell Rockton, coming up…
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Smart Living Weekly – October 17, 2018

  It’s Apple Season Again at Ten Eyck Orchard Right in Our Region: Ten Eyck family members have been nurturing apple trees all year long. Now, the fruit of their…
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Smart Living Weekly – October 10, 2018

  Rockford IceHogs Open 20th Season Right in Our Region: Hockey fans rejoice! The Rockford IceHogs are back for another season of thrills on the ice. It’s been two decades…
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