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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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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Midtown District Celebrates Color and Culture

Rockford’s Midtown District is blooming into a thriving community, in part due to its annual Ethnic Parade and Festival. Learn how this neighborhood celebrates diversity and culture.

Smart Living Weekly – September 7, 2016

  It’s Time for Greek Fest! Right in Our Region: Ancient Greece is the birthplace of western civilization, having shaped the world thousands of years ago with contributions and achievements…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 24, 2016

  A Last Hurrah at Cherry Valley Festival Right in Our Region: The end of summer means one last bash for Cherry Valley residents and visitors, during the 28th annual…
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Smart Living Weekly – July 20, 2016

  Everyone Can Be Italian at Festa Italiana Right in Our Region: Every year, for one weekend, everyone is Italian. This year, that weekend is Aug. 5-7 on the grounds…
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