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OSF HealthCare and Pink Heals hosts parade for four-year-old on hospice

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - OSF HealthCare Medical Center in Rockford and Pink Heals partnered up to host a fire truck parade for a four-year-old girl on hospice care. Dozens of community members and local law enforcement surprise Aliyah at her home. OFS HealthCare hospice manager Barb Johnsons says, she is one of the younger patients that’s been on hospice in Rockford. Johnson says that’s why today’s parade was even more important to sponsor, so Aliyah and her family can have something special to remember.
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Edgebrook is “brewing” up a sweet treat at it’s annual arts and crafts fair

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Edgebrook Center in Rockford kicks off Autumn with it’s forty-fifth annual Cider Cinnamon Arts and Crafts fair. Those who come out enjoyed live music while shopping for various pieces of art, jewelry, décor and more from dozens of vendors. Saturday is the first dat out of the two day festival at the Edgebrook Center, and organizers say they expect to see large crowds Sunday after seeing today’s turn out.
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Community members volunteer to work in nature at Fall Harvest Day

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A service opportunity for all ages brings almost 100 people to volunteer their day collecting seeds from native wildflowers and grasses in Rockton. Officials say those seeds will then be stored over the winter, where they will later be used for future prairie plantings at various Natural Land Institute preserves. Organizers believe the event is a great activity for anyone and everyone, and an even better opportunity to spend the day outside to learn more about all the beauty that comes in nature.
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Parent’s Night Out in the Rockford Area

If you’re looking to get out for a date night in the Rockford area, you have two options – hire a sitter or use a Parent’s Night Out service in the area. Most of these options require that a child be at least three years old and potty trained before attending.
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Cider ‘N Cinnamon returning this weekend

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Cider ‘N Cinnamon arts and crafts fair is returning for its 47th year this weekend at Edgebrook Center parking lot. Over 75 talented and creative vendors across the region will attend, starting at from 10 to 5 p.m on Saturday, October 1 and from 10 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 2.
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Rockford Facebook group reunites mom with biological son

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Call it a miracle, fate or just a perfect coincidence. A mom out of Bloomington reunites with her son after 26 years, thanks to a Rockford Facebook group. The “What’s Happening in Rockford, Illinois” Facebook page is usually a place for neighbors to share information, but it changed Jennifer Middlebrooks’ life.
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Kissack’s Walk ‘N Roll for Spina Bifida event raises over $23,000

ROCHELLE — On Sept. 25, Bryn Kissack of Rochelle celebrated her 16th birthday with a Walk ‘N Roll event to raise money for the Illinois Spina Bifida Association at the Helms Field track. Over 400 people attended the event and over $23,000 was raised. People of all ages...
ROCHELLE, IL
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Throwback Thursday: fall wedding photos

We’re throwing it back with you tonight on Bygone Brand Throwback Thursday as we celebrate wedding week! Angie shares her wedding photo from 26 years ago and Michelle shares her photo from her friend Elizabeth’s wedding ten years ago today.
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