Smart Living Weekly – May 10, 2017

  RMTD Trolley Offers Taste of Yesterday Right in Our Region: One century ago, before the rise of automobiles, how did most local residents move from point to point within…
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Smart Living Weekly – February 15, 2017

  The Buzz About Beloit International Film Festival Right in Our Region: Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) is one of the most significant cultural events in our region. For 10…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 23, 2016

  Stroll on State Brings Downtown Rockford to Life Right in Our Region: Stroll on State, a holiday festival that brings more people to downtown Rockford than any other single-day…
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Certified Products Corp. / The Venue

36 S. Main St. Janesville, Wisconsin 608-373-9727 www.thevenuejanesville.com

Nooks & Crannies, Cabin Fever Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.






Smart Living Weekly – January 27, 2016

  Snapshots of Culture at Beloit Film Fest Right in Our Region: Filmmakers from across the globe have submitted more than 1,000 films to Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) over…
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The Rebirth of Rockford’s East Historic District

Remember when finding a parking spot or being seated in a downtown Rockford restaurant on a Friday night was never a problem? Thankfully, those days are gone. Tour the east part of downtown and see what’s new and what’s in the works.






Riverview Ice House Turns 40

When businesses were abandoning downtown Rockford in the 1970s, city and park district leaders made a bold decision: build an indoor ice rink on the river. Guess what? It laid the groundwork for today’s renaissance.






Smart Living Weekly – July 8, 2015

  Set Sail or Ride the Rails Right in Our Region: Rockford Park District has increased the ways the public can enjoy the Forest City Queen boat and Trolley Car…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 29, 2015

  Downtown Rockford’s First Fridays Right in Our Region: Dining, shopping, culture, entertainment, art – downtown Rockford has it all. And First Fridays, held on – you guessed it –…
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