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Thomas the Tank Engine Comes To Life at Discovery Center Museum


The “Thomas & Friends” exhibit at the Discovery Center Museum encourages children to play while learning valuable concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. Learn what else awaits for kids and adults this winter.

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Aurora is home to the popular Paramount Theater, where Broadway shows grace the stage. About 300,000 people visit the award-winning theater each year. (Aurora CVB photos)

NWQ Getaway Guide, Holiday/Winter Edition

A great weekend’s journey isn’t so far away. Here are some excellent places to visit.

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Take the entire family ice skating at Carlson Ice Arena, in Loves Park, Ill., and find special deals every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through April.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation and Destinations Calendar

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

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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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Recreation & Destinations NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – December 19, 2018

  Have a Buy-Local Very Merry Christmas Right in Our Region: There was a time when Christmas shopping was fun. People would make a day of it, chatting with friendly,…
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Smart Living Weekly – December 12, 2018

  Give the Gift of Literacy & See People Bloom Right in Our Region: Helping people learn to read, write and speak English might just be the best gift you…
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Smart Living Weekly – December 5, 2018

  ‘Victorian Holiday’ at Midway Village Right in Our Region: The turn of the century in 1900 was a time of great prosperity and growth for the Rockford area. Midway…
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