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Author: Elizabeth Miller

Liz is the Creative Services Manager for the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

A New Take on Valentine's Day

Monday, February 10, 2020 4:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

Valentine's Day always sneaks up on me every year. Luckily, my husband and I are pretty laid back when it comes to the holiday. We don't usually make any crazy elaborate plans. As long as we're together on the day, that's good enough for us!

You don't actually need too much to make Valentine's Day special! Throw out the idea that you need to go to a fancy restaurant or buy your Valentine flowers and chocolates. Here are some low-key (yet awesome) ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in the Rockford region.

Stroll on State Goes Back in the Box

Friday, January 3, 2020 2:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

There are some people who take their Christmas decorations down in a timely manner after the holidays. And then there’s me. There are some years where I get my tree and decorations packed up and put away a week or two after Christmas, but most years my decorations linger a little longer. I look at them and think, “Oh I’ll put things away this weekend.” But then the weekend comes and goes, and the decorations are still up. Eventually once the end of January rolls around, I get more motivated to put things away and they eventually do make their way back into the basement until next December.

Explore the Rails at Discovery Center

Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

When you think back to your childhood, certain things probably come to mind. Toys you played with, TV shows you watched, or maybe books you’ve read. Some of these things come and go between generations, but there are a few things that stick around for a while. One of those things is a family favorite – Thomas the Tank Engine. 

5 Tips & Tricks about Stroll on State

Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

We’re just over a week away from Stroll on State, so I hope you’re getting excited! Since I’ve been involved with Stroll since the first year 6 years ago, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks about the event. Whether you’re planning on attending Stroll on State for the first time this year, or you haven’t missed a year yet, take a look at these 5 tips & tricks to make sure you’re prepared for the event!

5 Places to Keep Warm at Stroll on State

Thursday, November 8, 2018 3:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

I’m naturally a cold person. Any temperature under 75 degrees and I’ll most likely need a sweater. There is a space heater near my desk that runs year-round…yes, even in the middle of July. If you’re like me and you get cold easily, you might be worried about the chillier weather at Stroll on State. And I’m here to tell you that there’s no need to worry!