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At a young age I remember going to Sinnissippi Park in June for a huge celebration kind of oblivious

Celebrate Black History Month in Rockford, IL

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 10:00 AM by Guest Blogger

Celebrate the vibrant tapestry of Black history and culture in Rockford, Illinois, where the legacy

Beyond Gestures: Truly Honoring Black History

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 3:00 PM by Rebecca Francis

In the kaleidoscope of cultural celebrations, Black History Month stands out as a vibrant tapestry,

Haunted History of Rockford

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 2:00 PM by Guest Blogger

It is fall again in the stateline. Time for colorful leaves, cool days and longer, darker nights.

Veterans Memorial Sites in the Region

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 1:00 PM by Chenaire Barmore

Rockford is home to many solemn memorial sites to honor those who have served in the military and

Rockford Women’s Suffrage Plaza

Author: Mary McNamara Bernsten, Executive Director of the Rockford

As a Rockford native, I can't believe it took me 26 years to finally visit Tinker Swiss Cottage

Battles and Pyrotechnics at Midway Village

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:47 PM by Elizabeth Miller

On nice days, one of my favorite things to do is take a relaxing walk around the path at Midway Village Museum. It's so peaceful out there in the wide open spaces and the woods. This weekend, the space will look just a little bit different... Imagine this entire space being transported back to the 1940s. Welcome to World War II Days!

Batter up, hear that call ...

Monday, August 29, 2016 1:43 PM by Josh Albrecht

Baseball takes center stage as the International Women’s Baseball Center moves to Rockford; annual

A mentor of mine once told me the best ways to learn in life are by reading and talking to people. I read as much as I can, but when it comes to social understanding I find the latter is more rewarding. Going different places and speaking to people from different backgrounds gives you a genuine perspective on the true mindset of your community. "Community" is a word we all use and interpret differently.