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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BIFF: A Decade of Presenting the Power of Film

What started out as a simple attraction to the Beloit area has evolved into an international draw for film buffs everywhere. Learn what’s in store for this year’s festival and how you can join the excitement.

Transforming Rockford … And Our Region

It’s no secret that the Rockford region could be much greater than it is. Meet the leadership behind the “Transform Rockford” movement, and learn how you can take part.

Rockford Brewing Co.: Where Old and New Come Together

Prairie Street Brewhouse’s latest attraction joins a creative menu, craft brewing and a wicked location in one of downtown Rockford’s hottest new destinations.

PK Diner: Paul Sletten Opens a Third Restaurant

The owner of downtown favorites Abreo and Social this summer reveals his newest creation, a modern take on the classic American diner. Find out what awaits.

Getting to Know Rockford’s Historic Homes

Rockford’s bold entrepreneurs in the 1800s established banks, built furniture, opened factories and built a thriving economy. Gail Ravitts provides a glimpse of these local titans’ grand homes.

Genuine Northwest, Summer-Fall 2013

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region. Pendarvis 114 Shake Rag St., Mineral Point, Wis., (608) 987-2122, pendarvis.wisconsinhistory.org Pendarvis offers a wealth of history….
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Farmin’ on the Square in Monroe

Exciting things are happening in this small Wisconsin town. Take a walk down the historic square and see the colorful results of its current come-and-explore campaign.