Smart Living Weekly – April 3, 2019

  Plenty to Celebrate in 20th IceHog Year Right in Our Region: The Rockford IceHogs season is drawing to a close and excitement is at a record level, with the…
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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 – November 18, 2015

  Holiday Fun at the Oregon Candlelight Walk Right in Our Region: The holiday spirit will be in high gear at the 29th annual Oregon Candlelight Walk, Saturday, Nov. 28,…
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Smart Living Weekly – January 21, 2015

  Local Gem Sparkles on National TV Right in Our Region: “Ladies and gentleman, your next American Idol i-i-is ….” Television viewers by the millions have tuned in for the…
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Still the Greatest Story Ever Told

A uniquely Christian holiday, Christmas is a time to recognize the most basic story of our faith. Here’s an inside look at the real meaning behind the season.

Connecting with Nature in Winter

It’s true, winter is a time where we can value silence and the crisp winds. We make the case for getting outside and exploring the winter landscape, through many recreational activities.

Season Roundup: Diversions, Delights & Distractions

An exciting season of high-quality arts and entertainment events await! Here’s a preview of a few local venues and the acts they’ll welcome this season.

Smart Living Weekly – August 27, 2014

  RSO’s 2014-2015 ‘Memorial’ Season Right in Our Region: The upcoming season for Rockford Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is defined by anniversaries. First, it’s the 80th continuous season for this community-based,…
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Beloit Janesville Symphony Marks Diamond Jubilee

What began as a group of talented amateurs is today a fully professional orchestra, engaged with its community and focused on the future. Learn how its conductor — just the third in its history — is planning a gala season.

Success Story: Seasons by Peg

Owner Peg Fenstermaker loves to celebrate the holidays, and her ever-evolving store is proof.