Smart Living Weekly – August 30, 2017

  See Fall Colors from Maxon’s Riverboat Right in Our Region: An exciting new life chapter began for Frank and Nancy Semmerling when they bought Maxson’s Riverboat and Riverside Restaurant…
Read More

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…
Read More

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.

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.

Arthur’s Garden Deli

Casual. Deli sandwiches, homemade soup, stuffed baked potatoes, salad bar, catering.
Locations in Dixon, Sterling, Rock Falls, Ill.

Prairie Street Brewhouse

Live events, fuel and boat slips, plus banquet space available
200 Prairie Street, Rockford, Ill.
(815) 277-9427

Got Stress? Pick Up a Paddle and Glide

Local paddlers are finding a relaxing and exciting way to relieve stress and get some fresh air, all while touring the area’s many waterways.

The Rock River: From Ruin to Recovery

Human impact has forever changed the quality of this great river, and it will never again regain its sparkling clarity or many native species now extinct. Nearly 40 years after the Clean Water Act, things are looking better.

Follow the Eagles In Wisconsin and Illinois

The majestic bald eagle is a common sight along the waterways of the Old Northwest Territory. Learn more about how you can find these proud symbols of our nation – right in our own backyards.