Northwest Quiz: What Came First?

So much has happened in this region. See if you can tell which the items in each list came first.

Northwest Quiz: We Call it Home

Our region is rich with landmarks that provide insight about our shared history. Among them are historical homes, from humble log cabins to resplendent mansions. See if you can identify…
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Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.






Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. November Hike and Lunch Nov. 1-29, Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. See the…
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Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.






Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.






Holiday Happenings Shares Cultural Customs

The holiday season is a prime time for family gatherings, and a prime opportunity for sharing family customs. Discover how some of our local ethnic heritage museums are recognizing our region’s cultural traditions.






Smart Living Weekly – December 10, 2014

  Experience Cultural Holiday Traditions Right in Our Region: We all have our own special holiday traditions, and often, they’re based on our ethnic heritage, which we naturally commemorate this…
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Getting to Know Rockford’s Historic Homes

Rockford’s bold entrepreneurs in the 1800s established banks, built furniture, opened factories and built a thriving economy. Gail Ravitts provides a glimpse of these local titans’ grand homes.






Seven Great Gardens

We easily take for granted the remarkable variety of impressive gardens here in Rockford. Take a brief tour of seven excellent, national-attention-grabbing places that you can explore today.