Become an Amateur Astronomer

You don’t need to own a fancy telescope to view the stars, planets and comets in outerspace. Learn where several local observatories reside – each offering opportunities to view the night sky in all its splendor.

Genuine Northwest, Spring-Summer Edition

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

Graystone Grill: A Perfect Summertime Dining Destination

Graystone Grill is a perfect place to visit before or after a round of golf. Find out what makes this place the perfect summer destination.

Owly Oops: A Sports Fan’s Paradise

Step inside the latest extension of the Prairie Street Brewhouse family, and see how sports come alive in this well-positioned new hot spot.

Smart Living Weekly – January 11, 2017

  Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition Right in Our Region: The 31st Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition will take place next week, even though there’s no significant snow in the weather…
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NWQ’s Holiday Shopping Guide

Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a chore. Make it an adventure by exploring six trendy local boutiques and dozens of suggestions for wonderful gifts found at locally owned stores throughout our area.

Discovery Center: Where Learning is Fun

Learning should be fun. That’s what the founders of Discovery Center Museum believed 35 years ago, and it’s what they still believe today. Read how this top-ranking Rockford gem got its start and what its future may hold.

10 Events to Spark Your Holiday Spirit

Our region is full of holiday-themed entertainment. Preview 10 festive events that can add to your joy and expand your portfolio of splendid holiday memories.

Rockford Garden Club: Growing Beauty for 100 Years

The members of Rockford Garden Club have been making our world more beautiful and vibrant for a full century. This year, they reflect on a century that’s changed and guiding principles that haven’t.

Rotary Club of Rockford Celebrates 100 Years of ‘Service Above Self’

Rockford Rotary Club’s standard of truth, fairness, fellowship and goodwill for all has stood the test of time. Take a look at how this club allows members to ‘think globally, act locally.’