V2 Marketing completes website for Debra Joy Hart

ROCKFORD — V2 Marketing recently completed a new website for registered nurse Debra Joy Hart at debrajoyhart.com.The new site features a mobile-friendly responsive design that adapts for viewing on desktops, smartphones and tablets.Joy Hart is a nurse consultant with more than 27 years of experience in nursing Her nursing and teaching experience is in alcohol/drug rehabilitation, hospice, long-term care, men’s emergency and […]
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BASSET training available in Rockford

ROCKFORD — The next Illinois Liquor Control Commission Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Services Education and Training session will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Rockford Human Services Department, 612 N. Church St.The ILCC mandates that all sellers and servers of alcohol in Winnebago and Boone counties be certified through the BASSET every three years to meet state licensing requirements.   Cost: $25. Registration required: 779-348-7573; […]
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Region 1 Planning Council to host public workshops

ROCKFORD — Region 1 Planning Council will hold public workshops on the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan in January at various locations in the Rockford area.Residents are invited to help the planning council identify the transportation needs of Boone, Winnebago and northern Ogle counties.Workshops will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at North Suburban Library District, 6340 N. Second St., Loves Park; 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Byron Public Library, 100 S. Washington St. […]
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U of I Extension to offer Small Farms Winter Webinar Series

OREGON — The University of Illinois Extension will offer its Small Farms Winter Webinar Series from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays from Jan. 24 through April 4.These online presentations will give small farm producers a look at how leading practices in production, management and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability.Free registration. For registration and full weekly listings: […]
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Midway Village Museum to host history lecture

ROCKFORD — Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, will host the first lecture of the 2019 Connecting with History series at 2 p.m. Jan. 27.David Rydell, chairman of Bergstrom Inc., will present “Bergstrom Inc. and the Challenge of Globalization.” Rydell will discuss how customer demands resulted in the company’s expansion to many countries around the world. He will also talk about how moving operations to many different countries allowed Bergstrom to […]
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Midwinter Celtic Fest set for Jan. 26

ROCKFORD — The Midwinter Celtic Fest will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave.The event will feature Celtic music and dance by Danny’s Gone Rogue, Trinadora, Emerald Wind Music, McNulty Irish Dancers, City of Rockford Pipe Band and Louise Price.Corned beef, cabbage and drinks will be available.Freewill offerings will benefit the performers. For information: […]
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Citizens, Medical Students for Choice to host event

ROCKFORD — The Winnebago County Citizens for Choice and Medical Students for Choice will host an event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Partner’s Pavilion at University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1601 Parkview Ave.The event will commemorate the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling. The event will include food, beverages, speakers and the presentation of the Pioneer Award for Reproductive Choice.Tickets: $20, advance; $25, doors; $10, […]
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German Valley Lions to host annual supper

ROCKFORD — The German Valley Lions Booster Committee will serve its annual German soup supper at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Silver Creek Reformed Church, 326 S. Bunker Hill Road.Featured soups will include chicken dumpling, split pea, potato, goulash, sauerkraut and chili. The menu also will include assorted sandwiches, desserts and beverages.Proceeds will benefit German Valley Days 2019.Cost: $8, adults; $5, ages 4-12; free, ages 3 and younger. For information: 815-362- […]
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Rockford Park District to sell former headquarters

ROCKFORD — The Rockford Park District plans to sell its former administration building at 1401 N. Second St. to William Charles Ltd., which has been leasing the property since 2006.The negotiated sale price for the nearly 50-year-old building, adjacent parking lot and green space is $975,000The potential sale of the two-level structure, which overlooks Sinnissippi Gardens, Nicholas Conservatory and the Rock River, is part of the district’s […]
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After a slow start, winter about to arrive with a vengeance

ROCKFORD — Steve Lucas is accustomed to looking out his back window this time of year and seeing the Rock River frozen solid.This year, not so much.Lucas, a Loves Park businessman who has lived on the east bank of the river for more than 30 years, notes that this year the river in mid-January is flowing freely with some scattered ice chunks.“It’s not totally uncommon,” Lucas said. “It takes single-digit temperatures to get the […]
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