Baci’s Kitchen: Fast-Casual Dining with Many Great Options

This hidden gem in Rockford is becoming well-known for its unique food, casual atmosphere and reasonable prices. See what the restaurant is serving up lately, and what you’re missing out on.

Mexico Clasico is Now Twice as Nice as It Was Before

A new location means double the deliciousness. Discover what Mexico Clasico has to offer now that it has two Rockford locations.

Smart Living Weekly – September 27, 2017

  Autumn at the Arboretum Right in Our Region: One of the most enjoyable family-oriented events of the season returns to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, on Sunday, Oct. 8,…
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Smart Living Weekly – July 26, 2017

  Everyone Enjoys Festa, Italian or Not Right in Our Region: You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy Festa Italiana; you just have to love the Italian spirit that…
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Smart Living Weekly – July 19, 2017

  ‘The Local’ Fundraiser Supports Local Gem Right in Our Region: Rockford is among very few cities of its size to possess a local treasure as extraordinary as the Burpee…
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How to Help Birds in Wintertime

Wintertime can be especially perilous for our feathered friends. Learn what you can do to help birds survive.

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 17, 2016

  Celebrate Burpee’s 75th Year at The Local Right in Our Region: Something new is brewing this month at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. in Rockford,…
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Franchesco’s Ristorante: Three Generations Celebrate Italian Dining

The Salamone family has spent the past 30 years serving impeccable food at Francesco’s Ristorante. Discover how these Sicilian natives took their business from a pizzeria to a fine dining establishment.

Brew Crew Opens Owly Oop Pub in UW Sports Factory

Rockford’s iconic Prairie Street Brewing Company is opening a new sports pub later this summer. Discover the co-owners’ plan to make Owly Oop Sports Pub the new local hot spot.