Fairhaven Celebrates 50 Years of Service to Residents

The relaxing and comfortable environment at this Rockford retirement center has stood out for half a century now. Find out what makes this Christian community special, and say hello to a current resident who was once employed here.

Transform Rockford: A ‘Sense of Place’ Starts at Home

Where we live matters, and it’s important to sell those unique qualities about our neighborhoods. Meet two teams from Transform Rockford that are showing residents across the region how to build a sense of place and belonging.

Haight Village, Rockford’s Original Comeback

Back when there was a different attitude about downtown Rockford, a tight-knit group of neighbors fought off disinvestment, apathy and absentee landlords to restore East Rockford’s first settlement.

Pathways to Prosperity: Meet the Growing Demand for Skilled Nurses

The need for skilled nurses is growing exponentially, and there’s an easy pathway for those who want to work while furthering their education. Best of all, it’s available right here in our region.

Know Your Neighbors: Shamika Williams is ‘A Real Blessing’

This mom and mentor is on a mission to help teenage girls overcome poverty and personal struggle. Learn about her own obstacles and how they led her to prepare local, at-risk girls for success in life.

Artale & Co.: 10 Years of Growing and Giving Back

Despite its time during a rocky period in the nation’s history, this family-owned company has persevered to become a flourishing local staple one decade later.

Smart Living Weekly – October 10, 2018

  Rockford IceHogs Open 20th Season Right in Our Region: Hockey fans rejoice! The Rockford IceHogs are back for another season of thrills on the ice. It’s been two decades…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 29, 2018

  Woman’s Club Tour Spotlights Fine Homes Right in Our Region: The Rockford Woman’s Club is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its building at 323 Park Ave. by putting the…
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EcoHome Expert Inc.: Brothers Commit to Eco-Friendly Homes

Eco-friendliness is a major component of this Belvidere-based business, as it finds ways to help homeowners “go green” while also saving some serious green.

Wedding Dreams: A Bride’s Inside Guide

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.”