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Fun at the Festivals

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:25 AM by Elizabeth Miller

I've had my fair share of swimming pools, frozen beverages and layers of sunscreen this summer already, but there's one thing in summer that I haven't enjoyed yet: a good old Midwestern festival. Lucky for us here in Rockford, August is FULL of festivals each weekend! These events have pulled out all the stops. There are carnival rides, deep fried food, games with prizes and of course, live music. Here is a rundown of festivals during the month of August here in the Rockford region. Have fun!!

Marching Bands and Phantoms

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 4:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

Imagine standing in an open field with a group of other people, and you're told to move from one spot to another. Sounds easy, right? Now imagine that it's 90 degrees out, you have to move your feet at the EXACT same time as everyone else, you can't bounce when you walk, you can't look down, you might be moving backwards...oh yeah, and you're playing songs from memory on an instrument. Not so easy anymore! This is just the tip of the iceberg of what members of the Phantom Regiment do for every practice and performance! 

Artistic Dreams in Snow

Friday, February 5, 2016 11:00 AM by Guest Blogger

Over the last weekend of January, the Rockford Area celebrates winter via the annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition. With two divisions, the adult State Competition and the Rockford Area High School Competition, teams are challenged to sculpt their artistic dreams in three to four days from either a 6'x6'x10' block of snow for the State Competition, or a 4'x4'x6' block for the high school competition.

Hogs on Skates

Friday, January 8, 2016 2:38 PM by Guest Blogger

The swishing of the skaters going by. The crashing of the players as they throw each other into the glass. The rush of excitement you feel as your team scores a goal. There's nothing like hockey! Fortunately for us, we don't have to drive a long way to see a good match. The Rockford IceHogs professional hockey team offer an exciting hockey experience right in our own back yard.