Smart Living Weekly – January 20, 2016

  Mendelssohn Celebrates 131 Years Right in Our Region: Between downtown Rockford’s Main and Church streets, a block-wide, three-building campus hosts a performing arts community 131 years in the making….
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Smart Living Weekly – January 6, 2016

  IceHogs Enjoy Winning Streak Right in Our Region: Looking for something fun to do to start the new year? Check out the Rockford IceHogs, the top minor league affiliate…
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Johnny Pamcakes: Preparing Good, Old-Fashioned Food

The couple behind Rockford’s popular family-style breakfast restaurant has made the leap and opened a second location. But don’t worry — they have plenty of quality dishes and friendly service to go around.

The Wisdom of Night’s Silent Flyers

There’s no better time to look and listen for our region’s many types of owls. Check out the tips and insight of local raptor experts on where to see them in the Northwest Territory.

NWQ Guide to Schools 2016

The Rockford area boasts several high-quality private schools that successfully combine college-preparatory academics and the liberal arts. To help with your decisions, we’ve found a few of the best public and private institutions.

Four Ladies Changing Their Worlds

From sailing the seas to prosecuting criminals, these amazing women are changing the world and setting new standards for women in their workplaces.

John Heyl Vincent: Founder of the Chautauqua Movement

Once the pastor of Rockford’s Court Street Methodist Church and a close friend of Robert Tinker, Vincent spurred the creation of summer schools, correspondence courses and university extension programs, not to mention “Book of the Month” clubs.

New Hope for Cancer Patients

Today, a cancer diagnosis holds less cause for fear. Continuous innovation in medicines, procedures and therapies gives fresh hope to patients that lives can be spared and lived to the fullest.

Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Palmer Klaas, of Palmer Klaas Financial Group LLC, explains how recent changes to laws may impact the best strategies for getting the most out of Social Security benefits.

NIU EIGERlab Helps Rockford to Meet the Future

The next manufacuring revolution is around the corner, and Rockford will be ready for it — if NIU EIGERlab has its way. Discover how Rockford’s business accelerator is connecting with key players and changing its game.