If you found yourself with a little bit of cabin fever around the holidays and decided to head out and look at the light show known as the Festival of Lights going on at Sinnissippi Park, you probably noticed that you were not alone.
It seems that the combination of food, drink, music, friends, and a cool & eclectic vibe is really working for the Rockford City Market, the weekly Friday get-together in Downtown Rockford that just finished its May through September run.
After the relatively cool summer we in the Rockford area just experienced, it seems somewhat odd that September would bring along with it a record-breaking heatwave. But it did, and we've got the numbers to prove it.
Y'know, I'll never forget my last ride on a roller coaster. Because that's what it was--my last ride on a roller coaster. I was in my early 20s, and despite having had a miserable experience on every previous roller coaster spin I'd taken, I thought that this time would be better, because a very pretty girl asked me ever-so-sweetly to ride with her. That was a big error on both our parts.