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Would This Kind of Event Work Here in Rockford?

Here in Rockford, we've shown ourselves to be very open-minded when it comes to trying out sports and/or games that are popular in other countries, but do we have enough hearty, adventurous souls around here to take on the very British Cheese Rolling Race? I think we do, although at this point in my life, I'm not one.

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Anderson Japanese Gardens Has a Summer Full of Great Music Lined Up For You

Wednesday morning on the WROK Morning Show, David Anderson of Anderson Japanese Gardens (AJG) stopped by with a preview of Tuesday Evening in the Gardens, a weekly event that showcases outstanding musical peformers playing in one of the most beautiful settings you'll find anywhere.

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Trip Advisor’s Top Ten Things To Do In Rockford 2017

The quickest way to draw a reaction from someone who works for the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RAVBC) is to tell them what we've probably all heard hundreds of times: "There's just nothing to do in Rockford." They won't get angry with you for saying that, they'll just ask for a few minutes of your time to show you how you are mistaken in believing it. They know that the Rockford area is full of cool things to get out and see, do, and enjoy.

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There’s Always Something To Do in Rockford–Here’s Trip Advisor’s Top Ten Things

As a long-time Rockfordian, I've often said that if I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone say "There's nothing to do in Rockford," I'd have a pile of money so high it would have snow on it, and Sherpas would be attempting to make it to the top. The problem with the common complaint of nothing going on in Rockford is: it's simply incorrect.

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Rockford Looks Great in the “In Good Company” Video from the RACVB

We've talked before about how often we've heard someone say "There's just nothing to do in Rockford," and how the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) is hard at work to put that expression out to pasture.

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The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Promises Another Merry and Bright Holiday Season

As I have pointed out time and time again, the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) is constantly hard at work to eradicate a sentence we've all heard (and some will confess to actually saying it). That sentence is: "There's nothing to do in Rockford." This holiday season, the RACVB will prove there are lots and lots of things to do with their "Merry and Bright" events.

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Downtown Rockford
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The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is Working for a Better Rockford

I don't think you'll get much argument from anyone if you point out that the last few years have been very tough years, economically speaking. Rockford has been hit as hard, or harder, than any community I can think of. That's why it's good to be reminded that the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, and its president/CEO, Einar Forsman, continue to work tirelessly to improve and promote business in our city.

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Greeting Card from Rockford, Illinois. ca. 1941, Rockford, Illinois, USA, Rockford, founded in 1834, is the third largest city in the state of Illinois. Population more than 85,000. Noted for its machine tool and furniture industries. Just a few miles sou
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What Can You Do in 30 Days in Rockford?

Anyone who makes their home here in Rockford has undoubtedly heard this sentence (or a variation on it): "There's nothing to do in Rockford." Well, that's just wrong. Rockford has an abundance of places to go and things to do.

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11 Tips for Acing Rockford’s Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run

Bounce, slide, weave and soar through the Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run with these handy tips and tricks.

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6 Times to Watch The Sky in 2016

Planets, solar eclipse, space crafts, oh my! This is when you want to look to the skies this year.

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