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4 Reasons Why Golf in Rockford is Better Than Golf in Florida

As hardcore Rockford area golfers are no doubt aware, the area's golf courses are open and ready for action. Many golfers who just can't handle the long winter layoff from the links drop some serious cash every year on golf trips to Florida, which bills itself as a "Golfer's Mecca." Let me show you 4 quick examples of why Rockford golf beats the Sunshine State.

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A Sign of Spring: The Butterflies are Back at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens

When someone gets excited, they're said to have "butterflies in their stomach." However, starting this weekend at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, the excitement there means butterflies on your head.

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Up For Some Winter Golf? Head For Elliot Golf Course Through Friday

If you're one of the many who received new golf equipment of some sort for Christmas, you're probably jonesing for the chance to get out and test that stuff out. The Rockford Park District's Elliot Golf Course is ready and waiting for you right now.

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Here’s the Latest on Rockford’s Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

Every Friday morning on the WROK Morning Show, our friend Laura Gibbs-Green of the Rockford Park District joins at around 7:25 with a look at what the Park District has going on for you and your family to get out and see, do, and enjoy. This morning, the topic was snow sculpting.

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Santa is Far Too Busy For Lunch or Dinner, But He Has Time For Breakfast in Rockford

As a kid, I looked forward to the holiday season for many of the usual kid reasons: Christmas vacation from school, holiday presents and decorations, and coming up to Rockford to have breakfast with Santa Claus at Chas V. Weise's in Colonial Village Mall.

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Only Two Days of Fall Golf Are Left Before A Golf-Free Winter

We've got a couple of great days of weather left in the fall season before the temperatures really start to drop, so why not work in some practice or a round or two before old man winter forces your golf game to hibernate?

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Magic Waters Is Hiring for 2017 Summer Season

Magic Waters Waterpark is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer season during their online Summer Job Splash event taking place now through December 12, 2016.

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Animal Rescue Centres Feel The Strain After Christmas Pets Are Abandoned
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Calling All Dog Owners, Canine Corners’ Fall Festival is Saturday

As the owners of an extremely active dog, my wife Amy and I know what a joy it is to have not one, but three great off-leash dog parks in the Rockford Area. If you and your dog have never experienced the Rockford Park District's Canine Corners, tomorrow (Saturday, 9/24) would be a perfect first-time.

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You Will Probably Never Be This Excited Over Anything

If you're a regular listener to the WROK Morning Show with Joe Dredge and me, then you know that both Joe and I are big-time dog lovers. Joe has his two huskies, Sasha and Echo, while I have my Weimaraner, Lucy, who has the energy of 37 dogs. We both consider ourselves lucky to live here in Rockford, where you've got 3 great dog-parks that are ready and willing to help your dog burn off some energy.

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Tuesday Night is a Great Rockford Outdoor Music Night

Given how long and cold Rockford winters can be, most of us try to spend as much time as we can outdoors during the summer season. We play outside, work outside, cook outside, and on Tuesday evenings, we get to listen to some really great music outside.

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