Smart Living Weekly – May 3, 2017

  Bowling Popularity Boosted by Youth Leagues Right in Our Region: Bowling has evolved into more than just a leisure activity in Rockford. It entices many kids to be more…
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Rockford Dance Company’s ‘Turning Pointe’

Prance behind the scenes of Rockford Dance Company to learn about its diverse lineup of performances for the 2016-17 season, including work from special guest choreographers.

Rosecrance: 100 Years of Help, Hope, Recovery

What began as one couple’s act of charity to homeless children has evolved into a highly respected, nationally recognized agency. Meet people who’ve found a new chance at life.

Woodlawn Arts Academy: Where Artists Go to Grow and Create

While schools are cutting back their arts programs, this Sterling-based academy is revving up. Discover how this unique location fosters artists of every age, and why this creative outlet is so important for families.

Protecting Young Athletes at Monroe Clinic

Our young athletes face the possibility of a number of traumatic injuries while playing sports. Learn how a local health system is helping them to recover quickly — and safely — from sports-related trauma.

Rock Valley Children’s Choir: Where Children Explore Their Talents

Discover a unique organization that helps local youngsters to unlock new talents and an appreciation for music.

Social Enterprise: Transforming Lives Through Good Business

See how Rockford native Stephanie Wernet and fellow social entrepreneur Joan Pikas are improving traditional work training programs – and the futures of young mothers – at Bright Endeavors in Chicago.