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TLC Living Community Ground Breaking Ceremony, September 14

TLC Living Community Ground Breaking Ceremony

You are invited to attend the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the TLC Living Community Assisted Living Project on Thursday, September 14th, from 4:00p – 5:00p.  This 60-unit assisted living development is the product of a public-private partnership that will serve as a catalyst for the redevelopment of the Machesney Town Center (former Machesney Park Mall).
TLC representatives, Dignitaries, and Staff will be on-site for the ceremonial ground breaking and will provide brief statements regarding the project.  A map illustrating the general location of the ground breaking event can be viewed here:  Attendees and speakers will gather at the tent/podium that will be in place on-site.  We look forward to seeing you there!  ###

John Devens and Julia Dusek Devens Performance September 9, 2017

John Devens and Julia Dusek Devens
September 9, 2017 6 to 9 PM
Baci's Kitchen 2990 N. Perryville Road Rockford, IL


Nationally-known "That Tree" Photo Exhibit on Display

DATE: August 29, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sue Barrett or Richard Daniels, Monroe Arts Center 1315 11th Street/Monroe, Wisconsin 53566 888-596-1249 or 608-325-5700 or Website: "THAT TREE" EXHIBIT OPENS MAC'S NEW GALLERY SEASON MONROE, WI – Opening at Monroe Arts Center's (MAC) Wellington Gallery on Friday, September 8 is the exhibit "That Tree" by Platteville, Wisconsin editorial and corporate photographer, artist, and public speaker, Mark Hirsch.  This photography exhibit documents a year in the life of a lonely Bur Oak tree created exclusively using the camera in his iPhone.  "That Tree" will be on display at MAC, 1315 11th Street, Monroe, Wisconsin through Friday, October 27. In January of 2012 while recovering from a near fatal car accident, Hirsch purchased his first iPhone.  He was encouraged by a friend to treat his new iPhone like his professional cameras.  The first picture he took with…

YMCA to Build New Playgrounds at Northeast Family Y

YMCA to Build New Playgrounds  at Northeast Family Y
Volunteers Needed to Assist Rockford, IL –The YMCA of Rock River Valley is excited to announce two NEW playgrounds will be added to the Northeast Family YMCA campus in Loves Park! There will be a playground specific to preschool ages and a second designed for youth ages six to 12 years old.  Both playgrounds would not have been possible if it were not for the support from the Berry Family, UTC, Rockford Park District, and the Reno Family Foundation. The cost to construct the two playgrounds is $62,500. "We believe this playground will not only benefit Y members, but the community and visitors as well," said Melissa Burns, Executive Director, Northeast Family YMCA. "It will be located behind our facility, which makes it a convenient spot for families using the adjacent sports fields, neighbors using the walking path and our members."

Kids Around the World will lead the Y in building the playgrounds on…

Wallace Bill to Establish Task Force on Opportunities for At-Risk Women Now Law

News… From State Representative Litesa Wallace                       For Immediate Release:                                                                                             Wallace Bill to Establish Task Force on Opportunities for At-Risk Women Now Law SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, to require appointments be made to the Task Force on Opportunities for At-Risk Women was signed into law on Thursday.
"This task force will review ways to improve the lives of at-risk women from around the state, as well suggest legislative ideas that can improve the well-being of women," Wallace said. "There are a number of underlying challenges these women face, and we have to do a better job of giving every resident the opportunity they deserve."
House Bill 457 mandates that appointments be made to the task force within 60 days of its passage into law, and will require the group to meet quarterly. The task forc…

The Shufflers To Perform At Just Goods Listening Room, September 29


League of Women Voters - Voter Registration, Sunday, August 27, 2017