Even though it feels like Spring outside, there's still some ice skating fun to be had here in Rockford.
Rockford Park District's Carlson Ice Arena is reopening to the public! If your kids have officially done EVERYTHING they can around the house, and in your back yard, why not take them ice skating...
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.
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
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.
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"
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.