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Don't Freeze, Call Greenlink Energy Solutions
Posted by Rockford Buzz
Posted on October 18, 2021
If you're freezing in your own home like Jake and Leah, call Greenlink Energy Solutions! They will make sure your house is buttoned up and warm for the winter!🔥 Don't wait until it's a frozen tundra outside before you realize your home is leaking heat!❄️ #815Over60 #Cold
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There's Something About Merry (get it) is THIS Week(end)!
If the title "There's Something About Merry" doesn't hit you right in the 90's I don't know what will.This market doesn't just offer the most clever name in all the land. It's filled with the handcrafted wonders of more than 40 local makers! It's going to be filled with everything from jewelry, to art, to coffee! No matter the gift, it's sure to be unique and amazing.So if you love the arts and you love supporting local, this market is definitely for you! But where o where is it?! All of this wonderfulness is occurring at Womanspace of Rockford. 3333 Maria Linden Dr Rockford, IL 61114It's happening this Thursday thru Sunday. Times below.Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMFriday: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PMSaturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMSunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1274825002989100
December 8, 2021
Favorite Winter Holiday Event
Are you in the holiday spirit?🎄 We sure are! We have so many favorite traditions but we want to know what your “Favorite Winter Holiday Event” is to do with your loved ones? ⛸ Vote below and let us know!
December 7, 2021
Golden Doodle Grooming 101 With Bowties Pet Salon!
We think Bernie might be the cutest actor to ever star in a RockfordBuzz video...sorry, Jake! Watch the video to see how Bernie demonstrates the correct way to be groomed by the amazing groomers at Bowties Pet Salon! #815Over60Sarah At Bowties Pet SalonAmanda Peterson at Bowties Pet SalonAmanda B. at Bowties Pet Salon
December 7, 2021
A New Coffee Shop Is Coming To Love's Park!
What's that??? A new and delicious coffee shop is coming to Love's Park?? THAT'S RIGHT! There will be a new place to get a fix of your favorite beverage coming soon! Check out Inzombia Coffee for updates! #815Over60
December 6, 2021
Anderson Gardens will be Open for Three Weeks in December!
Enjoy Anderson Gardens in a new light! Anderson Gardens announces Wintertime Lightscapes, a new holiday-themed garden experience starting December 3. Wintertime Lightscapes will be open daily from 3:30 until 8:00 through December 23. For the first time in its 40+ year history, Anderson Gardens will be open for guests to enjoy during the winter. Over half of the Garden will be decorated in white string lights with soft colored accents. Guests are encouraged to stroll the beautifully lit Garden while sipping hot chocolate and listening to Christmas carolers.New this winter, Fresco will be offering dinner service five nights per week in conjunction with Wintertime Lightscapes. Enjoy a fireside dinner in Anderson Gardens’ timber-framed Visitor Center as part of the Garden’s holiday experience. Check the website for dinner dates and hours. General admission rates apply for non-members. Children ten and under are FREE. Admission for Basic Members is $5 and Premium Members are FREE. The entrance for Wintertime Lightscapes is through the Visitor Center. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings feature Christmas Caroling and Musical Performances by local middle and high schools. Check the website for a complete performance schedule.Festive hot chocolate drinks are available for purchase indoors at Fresco and under the Garden Pavilion from Rockford Roasting Company. Check the website for details. Off-site parking is available at the College of Medicine on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Complimentary shuttle service is provided to and from the Garden’s Visitor Center. Wintertime Lightscapes is presented by Associated Bank and Collins Aerospace.For complete details, visit www.AndersonGardens.org
December 5, 2021
Get Superpowers at The Nutrition Cave!
They say Red Bull gives you wings, but why would you need wings when The Nutrition Cave's Boosted Tea can give you superpowers? Head to The Nutrition Cave - Cherry Valley Il and find out if you can super jump like Jake in this video! #815Over60
December 4, 2021
Weekend Roundup December 3-5
December is officially here! That means holiday shopping and festive activities are in FULL SWING here in Rockford! This weekend, Rockford has so many events and activities for you to attend! Whether it's Christmas shopping and deals or a wagon ride, you're sure to find something to get you in the spirit this weekend! You can find even more events to fill your weekend with at rockfordbuzz.com/events! Friday:On Friday, from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm, join Rockford Park District for a 20-minute ride through some of the beautiful, wintry trails on their holiday-themed wagons. They will have two wagons running per time slot—Limit 15 people per wagon. Face masks are required for this activity.Fee: $5 per personOn Friday, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, join The Pottery Lounge for another ceramic tree workshop! This time around, they will have more trees, including the rare, one-piece vintage tree and the Douglas Fir tree! Limited seats are available. This is a self-guided workshop. They will be on hand to get everyone set up, explain the process, the specialty glazes, and be on hand to answer any questions. Create a festive ceramic that will quickly become a family heirloom to be passed down through generations!Saturday:On Saturday at 10 am, join Lallygag Boutique in shopping LOCAL this holiday season at the Miracle Mile's annual Jingle on the Mile event! 11 businesses are coming together to offer special Jingle Deals all weekend long. Lallygag will have extra deals and activities on Saturday from 10 am-3 pm.> Free Gift to the first 20 customers> Hot Cocoa station> Doogle's Art Pop-Up. Local artist Bryan Douglas will be on-site hand painting ornaments from 10 am-12 pm. Come see his beautiful work!> $10 Jingle Deals& More!On Saturday at 3 pm, head to Village Green Park for Giant S'mores with Sugar Britches! Their fancy, handmade marshmallows meet giant, delicious, chocolate-smeared sugar cookies from Halo Cupcake to make the best s'mores you've ever eaten! Their fire pit will be available in Village Green Park from 3-5 pm to roast these goodies while you enjoy all the festivities during Christmas Walk. S'more Kit is $5 and includes one 3" gourmet marshmallow and two giant cookies. Cash only, please. Best. Dessert. Ever.
December 3, 2021
Swedish Historical Society's Julmarknad Event!
DON'T MISS THIS Swedish Historical Society's Julmarknad event is happening THIS SATURDAY! You won't want to miss the opportunity to celebrate Christmas like a Swede! Shop everything from gifts to Swedish desserts! #815Over60
December 2, 2021
The West Side Show Room is Now Showing Peter and the Starcatcher!
The West Side Show Room is known for its cutting-edge storefront-style theater which has been primarily aimed at adults. Now for the first time, they are bringing their highly theatrical brand of entertainment to families. Featuring eleven local actors portraying over 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses live music, ingenious stagecraft, and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story of Peter Pan to life. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher is an imaginative retelling of the origins of Peter Pan as he escapes his orphanage, battles pirates, discovers Neverland, and learns how to fly. On the decision to expand to the theater’s offerings to families, Artistic Director Mike Werckle says that it was a natural extension of the work the theater has been doing since first opening in 2013. “My background is in film and animation, so I tend to gravitate toward stories that lend themselves to spectacle,” they said. “We had done plays like MilkMilkLemonade, Psycho Beach Party, and Men On Boats which are all highly entertaining and which I think kids would love if the subject matter was a little more appropriate.” In 2020, The West Side Show Room presented a COVID-safe holiday show called The Elf-O-Matic vending machine. Children and their families visited an elf that sang songs and dispensed gifts from the vending machine. Werckle was touched by the reaction of parents and kids alike. “As the kids were laughing and dancing I saw a few parents wipe away tears. The importance of regaining live human interaction during the pandemic really seemed to land on them,” Werckle said. “It was then that I realized that the West Side Show Room has a unique capacity to reach adults and kids alike.” Peter and the Starcatcher opens the day after Thanksgiving and runs through December 12th, 2021. The West Side Show Room is following the same safety protocols that are currently being used by Broadway theaters. “Audience members must wear masks and present proof of vaccination or a negative test at the door,” Werckle said. “With these measures in place, the public can feel safe returning to live theater.” Peter and the Starcatcher opens Nov 26th, 2021 at The West Side Show Room, 1414 N Main Street in Rockford, Illinois. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children, and $15 for students. All tickets are free on Fridays as part of WSSR’s Free Fridays program. To reserve tickets please visit wssr.org.
December 1, 2021
Cherry Valley Feed & Supplies Has Dancing Boots!
These boots are made for walkin'...but hopefully, they don't walk on their own! Head down to Cherry Valley Feed & Supplies to get yourself a pair of these self-dancing boots! #815Over60
November 30, 2021
You Can Ride Your Bike in the Winter!
If you think only crazy people would ride their bikes in the winter, we thought the same thing before meeting with Subversive Cycling Company! Subversive Cycling Company has some awesome solutions to make your winter rides safer and more comfortable! Including mittens for your handlebars?! #815Over60
November 29, 2021
Rockford Art Council Receives National Recognition!
The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced $20,200,000 in grant funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The Rockford Area Arts Council is thrilled to share that we are recommended for $150,000 of the ARP funds for subgranting to help our local arts and cultural community recover from the pandemic; these funds could support job creation, facilities management, health and safety supplies, and/or promotion of events. The ARP funds must be spent over a two-year period. Arts Council Executive Director, Mary McNamara Bernsten, enthusiastically shares, “The Arts Council is thrilled to be one of three Illinois agencies to receive NEA-ARP funding—we are in the company of the Cities of Evanston and Chicago—and we are one of only 66 agencies in the country. We are grateful to our local, state, and federal legislators for their continued support of and advocacy for the arts! The Arts Council will work with our community partners, local artists, and our supportive City and County officials, to provide our community with compelling arts and culture initiatives that will have the greatest possible impact on the Rockford Region. The Arts Council will share its vision with the community in early 2022...stay tuned!” City of Rockford Mayor, Tom McNamara: “Congratulations to the Rockford Area Arts Council and a huge thank you to our federal delegation for providing this grant opportunity. Subgranting these funds will allow RAAC to make a significant impact on many individuals and organizations throughout our arts community and will enhance the arts culture in Rockford.” Rockford Area Arts Council Mission and Purpose Statement The Rockford Area Arts Council exists to support, promote, and develop access to the arts for everyone. We are the collective voice of individual artists and regional arts organizations. We believe in the transformative power of the arts and its ability to set the tone for a city’s creative and cultural infrastructure.
November 24, 2021
Great Neighborhoods 2021
Making Rockford a better and more beautiful place to live starts with people like you wanting to make a difference! Transform Rockford - Great Neighborhoods is dedicated to uplifting the community of Rockford towards the common goal of improving Rockford one neighborhood at a time. Watch the video to find out how you can get involved! #815Over60
November 23, 2021
Wolf Hollow's Curious Christmas Market 2021
A Curious Christmas Market? A Spooky rendition of We Wish You a Merry Christmas? Skelly and his family being read a The Night Before Christmas? This must be the work of WOLF HOLLOW! If traditional Christmas decor isn't your style, check out Wolf Hollow's Christmas Market on December 4th for all things delightfully different! #815Over60
November 22, 2021
Try the Burrata at Woodfire!
If you haven't been to Woodfire, stop what you're doing and go there NOW! Their entire menu is to die for, BUT this mouthwatering cheesy, carby concoction holds a very special place in my heart. It's called burrata, and it consists of a bed of deliciously crisp bread, cherry tomatoes, a giant ball of burrata cheese, drizzled in a balsamic glaze and garnished with basil. Honestly, that description alone should be enough for you to want to try it, but the process and the flavor will keep you coming back for more. I know it is traditionally frowned upon to play with your food but there is something so satisfying about slicing into the giant ball of burrata and having its softer creamy insides ooze onto your bread! Burrata is an Italian cow milk cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer casing is solid cheese, while the inside contains stracciatella and cream, giving it a soft, buttery texture. Once you've sliced it open with your knife or fork, you then spread the cheesy goodness onto your bread and eat it like a slice of pizza! Oh, and it's a LOT… it's basically the size of a personal pizza so prepare to feel full after this appetizer!Pairing this delicious appetizer with a glass of white wine and a basil pesto pizza made for the perfect indulgent dinner for two! Woodfire's menu is drool-worthy, and the ambiance makes for the ideal spot for any occasion! If you haven't tried it, you NEED to. And if you have tried it, then you know exactly what I'm talking about, and your stomach is probably growling at the memories of all the delicious meals you've eaten there!
November 21, 2021