Wedding Stories: Dreamy Wedding Backdrops

We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.”

10 Reasons Rockford is a Top Place to Play

One of Transform Rockford’s goals is to promote healthy lifestyles and create recreation assets that receive national acclaim. In fact, several of our favorite destinations have already received national attention. Here are 10 reasons we’re already excellent.

Regional Museums Guide

Our region’s many top-notch museums are stimulating our imaginations and enriching our understanding of science, art, local history and more. Find a few great museums to explore.

Smart Living Weekly – October 22, 2014

  Halloween Fun at Burpee ‘Night Sounds’ Right in Our Region: Oct. 24 is “Night Sounds,” the annual Halloween event at the Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main…
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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.

Smart Living Weekly – August 6, 2014

  Foodie Fun at Burpee ‘The Local’ Event Right in Our Region: What better place for a summer celebration of all things local, than on the Burpee Museum’s Riverview Terrace…
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Smart Living Weekly – May 7, 2014

  Kiwanis Showcase Budding Artist Right in Our Region: In an age when public school arts programs are frequently on the chopping block, the Kiwanis Club of Rockford is doing…
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Smart Living Weekly – March 5, 2014

  In This Week’s Issue: PaleoFest 2014: The World After Dinosaurs Right in Our Region: Prehistoric fans unite. It’s time once again for PaleoFest, a popular two-day event hosted by…
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101 ‘Buy Local’ Holiday Gift Ideas

Think it’s too hard to find locally owned stores to buy from? We respectfully disagree. Not only is “shopping local” good for our local economy, it’s a lot more fun than getting trampled at a big-box store. Janine Pumilia discovers dozens of great destinations.