Smart Living Weekly – July 31, 2019

  Mendota Sweet Corn Festival is Aug. 8-11 Right in Our Region: The unusually wet spring left fields under water, causing the corn crop to either not get planted on…
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Smart Living Weekly – July 3, 2019

  32nd Byronfest Serves Up Music and Fun Right in Our Region: New music and food options and two beer gardens will be part of this year’s 32nd ByronFest celebrated…
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Smart Living Weekly – May 29, 2019

  ‘Down on the Farm’ at German Valley Days Right in Our Region: “Down on the Farm” is the theme of the 46th annual German Valley Days June 7-9, in…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 7, 2018

  Better-than-Ever Stroll on State Nov. 24 Right in Our Region: The sixth annual Stroll on State will return to downtown Rockford on Saturday, Nov. 24, with lots of expanded…
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Smart Living Weekly – June 27, 2018

  Parmalee Headlines ByronFest July 13-15 Right in Our Region: A small town will grow 10 times larger when people head to the 31st annual ByronFest in downtown Byron, Ill.,…
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Smart Living Weekly – May 16, 2018

  Young at Heart Promises All the Favorites Right in Our Region: Young at Heart Festival buttons are now on sale at 20 locations and serve as your admission ticket…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 2, 2017

  Mendota to Cook 50 Tons of Sweet Corn Right in Our Region: Record-breaking turnout is expected for this year’s 70th Annual Mendota Sweet Corn Festival on Aug. 10-13, which…
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Smart Living Weekly – June 28, 2017

  Byronfest: Big Fun in a Small Town Right in Our Region: Showcasing a small town in a big way is what ByronFest is all about. The annual music festival…
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Smart Living Weekly – June 14, 2017

  Belvidere Heritage Days Bring Community Fun Right in Our Region: For more than 45 years, Belvidere has celebrated its unique history and diversity on the weekend before the Fourth…
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Smart Living Weekly – May 17, 2017

  Young at Heart Launches Summer Festivals Right in Our Region: For the 46th year, the City of Loves Park will be the place for Memorial Day weekend fun, with…
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