NWQ Summer-Fall Getaway Guide

Our region offers endless opportunities for holiday escapes. Here are a few ideas for an easy weekend getaway this summer.

Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

Smart Living Weekly – March 23, 2016

  Conservatory Welcomes Butterflies Right in Our Region: Rockford’s top destination for tropical flora comes to new life this season with the return of “Simply Spring: The Butterfly Exhibit.” The…
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Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

Light Up the Holidays!

This winter, check out these holiday light shows that are transforming our region’s landscape into a winter wonderland.

Wedding Stories: Dream Destinations for Your Big Day

We’ve looked high and low for some of this area’s most spectacular wedding destinations. Discover some of our favorites, and discover exclusive content from the stories of couples who recently said “I do.”

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens: Starting a New Century in Style

Standing like a gem on the banks of the Rock River, Sinnissippi Park’s new conservatory greets a new century of Rockford Park District service. See how it’s maturing into a beauty that once lived only in imagination.

Seven Great Gardens

We easily take for granted the remarkable variety of impressive gardens here in Rockford. Take a brief tour of seven excellent, national-attention-grabbing places that you can explore today.

Restoration Café

Casual/American. Soups, sandwiches, gourmet coffee & tea. All profits benefit Rockford Rescue Mission
Across from Rockford Rescue Mission, 625 W. State St., Rockford, Ill., (815) 977-4361.
Inside Nicholas Conservatory, 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, Ill.

A New Era for Rockford’s Favorite Park

The modern, eco-friendly centerpiece at Rockford’s first and favorite park is nearly complete. Take a tropical tour at the park, and learn about the LEED construction, artistic design and the new life for this riverside destination.