free Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012 • Volume 19, No. 45 free A The Voice of the Community since 1987 Locally owned and operated Inside Commentary – A6 128 N. Church St., Rockford, Illinois 61101 www.rockrivertimes.com Online Exclusives at rockrivertimes.com Pork industry faces record losses 13-year-old persuades governor to veto plastic bag bill Local United Way 211 information referral line debuts Becca’s Closet to open for homecoming season Sept. 1 Poll shows support for teachers receiving pensions Charlie’s Angels-themed modeling expo in DeKalb Sept. 5 Daily news updates, searchable archives and other exclusive content available online at rockrivertimes.com. Do Republicans use ‘money, lies & voter suppression?’ Vibe – B1 Great Lawn headliners at Rockford’s 29th On the Waterfront Festival include (from left) The Offspring Thursday, Aug. 30; Billy Currington Friday, Aug. 31; Creedence Clearwater Revisited Saturday, Sept. 1; and Theory of a Deadman Sunday, Sept. 2. Canned Heat to perform at Rockford’s Adriatic Vitality – C1 Suicide prevention group to walk Sept. 8 Home & Garden – D1 On the Waterfront 80 performers on five stages at Aug. 30-Sept. 2 On the Waterfront Staff Report Rockford’s On the Waterfront (OTW) Festival returns for its 29th year Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 30Sept. 2, in downtown Rockford. The event will feature more than 80 performers on five stages, special events, food and carnival rides, among other activities. Red Oak Estates residents revitalize neighborhood Festival borders are the Rock River to the east, Church Street to the west, Mulberry Street to the north, and Green and Cedar streets to the south. Festival hours are 5 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Aug. 31; 11:30 a.m.midnight, Saturday, Sept. 1; and 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2. Renewable Energy Index Rock River Sweep from Janesville to Black Hawk Island Sept. 8 News Staff Report ! Commentary — A1-A2, A5-A6 ! News — A1-A8 ! Letters to the Editor — A6 ! Obituary Notices — A3 ! People in Our Times — A3 ! Renewable Energy — A1, A7 Section B: Vibe Entertainment ! Crossword Puzzle — B7 ! TV Listings — B7 ! Vibe Calendars — B 2-B 6, B8 ! Vibe News — B1-B8 Vitality ! Health — C1-C2, C4 ! Naturally Rockford — C2 ! Outdoors — C2, C4 ! Sports — C1, C3-C4, D23-D24 Section D: PRSRT STD U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 397 Rockford, IL Home & Garden ! Classifieds — D2-D5 ! Home & Garden — D1, D23 ! Horoscopes — D23 ! Public Notices — D6-D17 ! Real Estate Notices — D17-D21 ! Real Estate — D21-D22 this article) include Billy Currington (Friday, Aug. 31), Creedence Clearwater Revisited (Saturday, Sept. 1) and Theory of a Deadman (Sunday, Sept. 2). Reserved Great Lawn tickets range from $29.50 to $79.50, although Friday-Sunday Great Continued on page B8 in VIBE ! Rock River Trail Section A: Section C: The Offspring, with opening acts Dead Sara and Finding Clyde, will kick off the festival on the south side of Davis Park, 320 S. Wyman St., at 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30. Reserved tickets ($32.50-$79.50) are required for the kickoff concert. Other Great Lawn headliners (see full festival lineup at end of Photo by Sherry Piros The worker in the upper left controls cement-pouring robotically. Can green jobs solve unemployment? By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association When discussing green careers, a common response is to think in terms of categories such as energy auditors, recycling, electric vehicles, green construction, solar power and wind energy. While jobs do exist in these categories, Jason LaFleur, who made a presentation about green jobs at the Aug. 11-12 Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair at Ogle County Fairgrounds, remarked that many jobs involve expanding existing jobs to cover green aspects that require an employee to learn new skills to perform the “green portion” of the job. Federal statistics about green jobs are organized into two categories: green technologies and practices and green goods and services. The statistics are not complete and are most useful in terms of reporting trends in employment rather than the number of current employees. Themostfrequentlyreportedtypes of green technologies used by firms surveyed involve improving energy efficiency and reducing wastes. Some of the most accurate figures come Continued on page A7 ! Rock County Parks, Rockton volunteers, Rock River Enterprises and Homeowners Association, WTVO-17/WQRF-FOX 39, and The Rock River Times are coordinating sections of a greater Rock River clean-up Saturday, Sept. 8. The Third Annual Great Rock River Sweep is a clean-up conducted simultaneously in each and every community along the river for its entire 285 miles, reaching from Horicon, Wis., to Rock Island, Ill. Learn more at www.rockriversweep.org. Janesville and Beloit Rock County Parks has adopted the section between the cities of Janesville, Wis., and Beloit, Wis. The clean-up has the following two fronts: ! Waterborne participation, by boat, canoe, kayak or a raft; or ! Walking the shoreline. The clean-up is open to all ages. Meeting place will be Happy Hollow County Park, 1731 W. Happy Hollow Road, Janesville, Wis. Start time is 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8. Volunteer pre-registration preferred, but not required. Contact Rock County Parks at (608) 7575473 to sign up. Those with boats are encouraged to participate by water. Boat launch fees will be waived for the day for those participating in the clean-up. The Rock County Parks Division Continued on page A7 ! Rockford News Summer is almost over Campaign 2012 128 N. Church St. Rockford, IL 61101 Presidential election: Obama leads in money, polls show dead heat ! A breakdown of the money and U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger supports Romney’s energy plan By Brandon Reid Assistant Editor Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, is just 69 days away, and recent nationwide polls show presump- tive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, RWis., in a near dead heat with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. An Aug. 28 CBS News poll showed Obama edging Romney 46-45 percent, while an Aug. 27 ABC News/ Washington Post poll had Romney Continued on page A7 ! Photo by Frank Schier Only a few Thursday nights left for Dinner On The Dock, great music, drinks and food, from 5 to 10 p.m. at Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie St. With amazing food provided by Backyard Grill of Cherry Valley, Loves Park and Roscoe, A Few Good Men played some fine music to a crowd of more than 200 Aug. 23. The next show will be Aug. 30. Enjoy Karaoke on the Dock, from 6-9 p.m., Sept. 20, and try out Dogs On The Dock from 6-9 p.m., Sept. 27. Geesh, just like the big city, Rockford’s actually utilizing its biggest and most beautiful asset, the Rock River. The Rock River Times has been leading area media in Renewable Energy and green news coverage since 2002. 2 A The Rock River Times Commentary/News Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012 Support Postal Service any and every chance you get Sept. 3 ‘National Rally Guest Column By David Soll for Change’ aims to improve maternal care And that is exactly what H.R. 6407 is. This piece of legislation forces Guest Column the Post Office to prepay their members of a given body yell out “yea” or “nay” as a group, instead of a roll call, which would correctly make the elected official attach his or her name to that vote. In effect, Back in early January, there was a town hall the voice vote gives the politicians present meeting about the potential closing of the Post political cover, especially when the motion or Office facility on Harrison Avenue in Rockford. law in question is controversial. And that is exactly I was appalled by the what H.R. 6407 is. seeming lack of reThis piece of legislaspectthehostsseemed tion forces the Post to have for the intelliOffice to prepay their gence of the citizens in attendance and the retirement fund 75 years into the retirement fund 75 years into the future whole of our community.Thepresentation future over a 10-year period at about over a 10-year period appears now to have $5.5 billion a year, starting in 2007. at about $5.5 billion a year, starting in been a whitewash of reality as to what ails one of our greatest 2007. In the entire recorded history of manAmerican institutions, the U.S. Postal Service. kind, no government agency or private comThat reality is H.R. 6407: “The Postal Account- pany has been mandated to do this. It is this mandate that is effectively making the Post ability and Enhancement Act” of 2006. This “law” was passed during the lame- Office bankrupt, and many Republicans have duck session of December 2006 by voice vote, been all too happy to point to this, minus the not by roll call. What does “voice vote” mean? details as to how this happened. Why the Post Office? My guess is greed, A voice vote is a legislative procedure where but more likely an ingrained hate of good government. Over the last 30 years, we have been told by a band of wellfunded corporate vultures and many willing pundits telling us that government is forever bad. That no matter what government does or what kind of person is working for our government, that it is a necessary evil and untrustworthy to do anything right. These people understand the further removed people are from their own government, it becomes easier for them to fill it with people who don’t care about good government. As I suspected earlier, it’s likely because the Post Office represents one of the finest, bestrun sections of our government. The Post Office is the second-largest employer in America and the largest public union. Not only that, but the Post Office “does not” rely on taxpayer dollars to run. It is this reality that scares those who seek to destroy any semblance of good government, not to mention destroy unions and our rights as workers. Make Ben Franklin proud and support the United States Postal Service any and every chance you get. David Soll is a Democratic candidate for Winnebago County Board in District 20. Garbage collection schedule delayed because of Labor Day holiday Staff Report The garbage collection for City of Rockford residents on Monday, Sept. 3, and the remainder of that week will be delayed one day because of the Labor Day holiday. Residents who normally have garbage pick-up Monday will be picked up Tuesday, and so on through the subsequent days of the week. The Household Hazardous Waste Site at 3333 Kishwaukee St. will be closed for the weekend of Sept. 1 and 2 because of the holiday. By Karyn Schwitters The United States ranks 49th when it comes to maternal care, meaning 48 countries — most with less money — provide better birth outcomes than we do. We need to examine how we can improve this for mothers, babies and families, and decrease infant and maternal mortality rates. ImprovingBirth’s“NationalRallyforChange on Labor Day” Sept. 3 seeks to educate and empower women with evidence-based information so they can make truly informed choices regarding their maternity care. One of the main interventions we are focused on decreasing is cesarean sections. They occur way too frequently in this country, and often without medical necessity. Studies have shown that when cesarean rates rise above 10 to 15 percent, more harm is being done than good, and yet, even in Rockford, the rates average around 35 percent. A local rally will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Sept. 3, in front of SwedishAmerican Hospital, 1401 E. State St., Rockford. The event is not a protest, as we recognize there are many wonderful doctors and nurses in this community who deliver excellent care. But as a community, and as a nation, we need to be looking at how we can continually improve and deliver the best care. Karyn Schwitters is an interning therapist in Rockford, working toward her master’s in social work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She had a daughter in 2010; delivery was medication-free with a doula, but she ended up being told she required a cesarean because of a “failure to progress.” She is organizing the local rally with Jessica Beaufils, a doctoral student at Ball State studying medical anthropology. She was forced to have an induction for her first birth, and chose a home birth for her second. For more about the National Rally for Change, visit www.ImprovingBirth.org. Rockford Human Services announces start of LIHEAP energy assistance program Staff Report The City of Rockford Human Services Department, along with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Energy Assistance, announces the beginning of the LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) this fall. LIHEAP is a state and federally-funded energy assistance program for eligible lowincome families in which a benefit is paid directly to the utility companies on behalf of eligible households, or directly to renters if the utility costs are included in their rent. Some LIHEAP clients will have the option of choosing between the traditional Direct Vendor Payment (DVP) plan or the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP). PIPP is available to eligible LIHEAP clients who are customers of ComEd and Nicor Gas only. Under PIPP, the eligible client will pay a percentage of their Income toward their bill each month. In turn, they will receive a benefit toward their utility bill, and also receive a reduction in any overdue payments for every on-time payment they make. PIPP can assist in ways that will help customers manage their utility bills and break the cycle of disconnections and reconnections. The traditional DVP plan is a one-time payment only. Select area agencies will be scheduling appointments and taking applications for the program. A list of these sites, program sign-up dates and required documentation is available at the City of Rockford Human Services Department, 555 N. Court St., Suite 301 or at www.rockfordil.gov/human-services/community-neighborhoodprograms.aspx. Clients must call to make an appointment and must bring all required documentation to their visit. No walk-ins will be accepted. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted. For more information, contact (815) 987-5711. The Rock River Times News Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012 A People In Our Times 3 T h e Vo i c e o f t h e C o m m u n i t y s i n c e 1 9 87 © Copyright 2012 Staff - The Rock River Times, Inc. EDITOR & PUBLISHER PUBLISHER:: Frank Schier | ASSISTANT EDITOR: Brandon Reid | COPY EDITOR/VIBE CALENDAR CONTACT: Susan Johnson | SPORTS COLUMNISTS: Doug Halberstadt, Matt Nestor, Todd Reicher | PRODUCTION MANAGER: Jeff Helberg | TYPESETTER: Jon Bystrom | ACCOUNTING MANAGER: Lynda M. Bolin | CLASSIFIEDS/ CIRCULATION MANAGER: Jennifer Abel | SENIOR SALES CONSULTANT: Robert Crowe | ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER: Jody Marshall | ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE: Jeff Bennett Locally owned and operated since 1987 ABOUT US US:: The Rock River Times has a circulation of 22,000 free newspapers in the Rockford, Ill., metropolitan area by Third Class mail and through more than 2,035 commercial outlets. 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Salamone’s Market, 727 Kent St., closed recently and reopened here to provide a fine selection of meats (Italian sausage!), Italian groceries and sandwiches to complement the amazing selection of organic produce and other specialty foods at the 320 Store. The 320 Store’s lunch-time buffet is already famous for its amazing homemade dishes, salads and desserts. Now, Salamone’s bring their fame to expand the fare. Stop by and you might have the privilege to meet Benny and his Ma, Carmella. Dennis’ good humor is always welcoming, too! This place is truly a Rockford treasure. They are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call (815) 965-2313. Great Duck Race winners announced The Alzheimer’s Association-Rock River Branch extends its thanks to participants in this year’s Great Duck Race on the Rock River, who helped raise vital funds for the branch’s programs and services. Because the Rock River was dangerously low over the weekend and had no current, the ducks did not launch. Instead, Petty Officer First Class Kevin Fahlund, serving as Master of Arms assigned to the USS Ronald Reagan nuclear aircraft carrier, drew the winners in front of the Reagan statue in Dixon, Ill. Kevin and his wife, Susan, and daughter, Reagan, were in town from California specifically to join in the Reagan Day festivities honoring the former president. The winners were as follow: first place ($1,000): Bob Oncken, Milledgeville, Ill.; second place ($250): Clifford Rugh, Dixon, Ill.; third place ($100): Matt Heartland Realty, Dixon, Ill.; and fourth place ($50): D.L. Hughes Sr., Savanna, Ill. Several area businesses generously sponsored “families” and “fleets” of ducks for the event. They include Bob White, Borg Warner; Bonnie O’Connell, Heritage Square; Matt Hermes, Heartland Realty; Pat O’Brian, Leaf River Telephone Company; Valerie Ford, Dixon Ford; Cathy Williams, Dixon Ford; Donna Hall, Century Tap; Connie Augsburger, Attorney; J &I J Household; Joe Hass, The Other Bar; KSB Hospital; Quality Redimix Concrete Company; Kathy Groenhagen, Serenity Hospice & Home; Exceptional Dentistry; Oliver’s Corner Market; and Big John Portable. Pilot helps young people discover flight EAA Aviation Center, Oshkosh, Wis. — An area pilot has now given more than 100 young people a free demonstration plane ride as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Program, which is introducing a new generation to the world of flight. Among the more than 45,000 pilots around the world who have donated their time and aircraft to the effort is Scott Ross of Rockford. All pilots in the Young Eagles program explain the safe operation of airplanes and principles of flight before the short trips. Young Eagles flights are provided by volunteer EAA-member pilots in aircraft ranging from the newest airplanes to vintage biplanes. Such interesting aircraft as gliders, helicopters, and even hot air balloons and blimps have also been used for Young Eagles flights. Since 1992, the EAA Young Eagles program has flown more than 1.7 million young people, free of charge. Recent research shows these young people are five times more likely to become pilots than non-Young Eagles. They also already comprise more than 7 percent of the nation’s pilot population younger than 35, as nearly 20,000 pilots are former Young Eagles participants. Participating young people become official Young Eagles with the flight, with the names of the pilots; the names of the pilots and the participants are also included in the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display in the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wis., and online through the Young Eagles’ website. A Young Eagles flight is the first step in EAA’s Flight Plan, which helps young people move from an initial flight toward the full potential of aviation. Among the menu of Flight Plan activities available is a free EAA student membership, free access to Sporty’s Online Pilot Training Course, a free flight lesson, and reimbursement for the costs of a successful FAA written test, in addition to more than $300,000 in scholarships and awards available to young people each year. Visit www.youngeagles.org for more information. Obituary Notices Rosemary Antrim, 82, Rockford, 8/19/12 Carlene Jones, 54, Rockford, 8/19/12 Charles Mondt, 73, Rockford, 8/19/12 George Pro, 91, Rockton, 8/19/12 James Carpenter, 56, Rockford, 8/19/12 Larry Mason, 57, Rockford, 8/19/12 Justin Moberg, 27, Rockford, 8/19/12 Judith Bauby, 64, Rockford, 8/19/12 Norman Viola, 76, Rockford, 8/19/12 Rosalie Guzzo, 91, Rockford, 8/19/12 Royce Johnson, 88, Rockford, 8/19/12 Josephine Carlson, 93, Rockton, 8/20/12 Roger Deethardt, 80, Rockford, 8/20/12 Barbara Dillon, 58, Rockford, 8/20/12 Terrance Curcio, 57, Rockford, 8/20/12 Virginia Deckard, 92, Rockford, 8/20/12 Doris Wynn, 83, Rockford, 8/20/12 Stephen Young, 61, Rockford, 8/20/12 Maria Flores, 80, Rockford, 8/20/12 Michael Bliss, 54, Rockford, 8/20/12 Craig Runestad, 57, Rockford, 8/20/12 Carolyn Huddlestun, 92, Rockford, 8/21/12 Liz Gray, 65, Rockford, 8/21/12 Cynthia Burton, 59, Rockford, 8/21/12 Ronald Neidermeier, 75, Rockford,8/21/12 Paula Brooks, 49, Rockford, 8/22/12 Leticia Devera, 73, Rockford, 8/22/12 Gerald Faulkner, 80, Rockford, 8/22/12 James Fisher Sr., 87, Rockford, 8/22/12 Gabrielle Manos, 70, Rockford, 8/22/12 Lela Unglesbee, 90, Rockford, 8/23/12 Ronald Jurs, 75, Rockford, 8/23/12 Melvin Hines, 90, Rockford, 8/23/12 Derrick Youtzy, 31, Rockford, 8/23/12 Catherine Blais, 79, Rockford, 8/23/12 David Klagues, 60, Rockford, 8/23/12 Cheryl Anderson, 64, Rockford, 8/23/12 James Rowan, 82, Rockford, 8/23/12 Thomas Williams, 71, Rockford, 8/23/12 Genelle Samuelson, 68, Rockford, 8/23/12 Douglas Sherman, 59, Rockford, 8/23/12 Raymond Heinke, 66, Rockford, 8/23/12 Doris Kiester, 92, Loves Park, 8/24/12 Robert Gregory, 47, Loves Park, 8/24/12 William Tate Sr., 84, Rockford, 8/24/12 Edmond Casarotto, 79, Rockford, 8/24/12 Willie Hyles, 61, Rockford, 8/25/12 Cathy Hines, 59, Rockford, 8/25/12 Patricia Larson, 58, Rockford, 8/25/12 Richard Malngren, 87, Rockford, 8/25/12 0)&3 PLGZHVWIUHHFRPPXQLW\SDSHUV Citizens Alert! 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Alan Wilson was already audience at 327 W. Jefferson St.; $20 will known for his distinctive harmonica work when he accompanied veteran bluesman get you admittance to the show. Canned Heat rose to fame because their Son House on his rediscovery album, Father of the Delta knowledge Blues. Hite and love of got the idea blues music for the name was both Canned Heat wide and from a 1928 deep. Emergrecording by ing in1966, T o m m y Canned Heat Johnson. was founded They were by blues hisjoined by torians and Henry “The record collecSunflower” tors Alan Vestine, and “Blind Owl” in 1967, Wilson and Larry “The Bob “The Photo courtesy of cannedheatmusic.com Mole” Taylor Bear” Hite. Canned Heat are (from left) Larry Taylor, Fito de la Parra, Harvey on bass. The band Mandel and Dale Spalding. T h e i r name was inspired by the household cooking product unique blend of modern electric blues, rock Sterno. The group specialized in updating and boogie has earned them a loyal followobscure old blues recordings, and using ing and influenced many aspiring guitarists this bold approach, the band attained two and bands during the past four decades. worldwide hits, “On The Road Again” in Their Top-40 country-blues-rock songs, “On 1968 and “Going Up The Country” in 1969. The Road Again,” ”Let’s Work Together” Canned Heat broke onto the interna- and “Going Up The Country” became rock anthems throughout the world; the latter became the unofficial theme song for the film Woodstock. Their cover version of “Let’s Work Together” became their biggest hit as it rose to No. 1 in 31 different countries. Much of Canned Heat’s legacy stems from these three classic, early recordings, featuring two unique talents, both of whom died young: Alan Wilson, a gifted slide guitarist, harmonica player, songwriter and vocalist; and Bob Hite, a blues shouter whose massive physique earned him the nickname “The Bear.” Continued on page B3 ! 2 B Vibe Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012 Music Upcoming Events View the Music Calendar online at www.rockrivertimes.com for a complete list of upcoming events. Wednesday, Aug. 29 Imagination Station – Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. Second St. 7:30 p.m. HED P.E. w/Beyond Threshold, Jeffrey Nothing from Mushroomhead, Reckless Redemption, Mister Dirty, Truth Burns Cold & Joey Columbine – Bar 3, 326 E. State St. 9 p.m. $15 advance, $18 door. Info: 815-968-9061. Brewsky’s Jammin’ Blues – Brewsky’s Pub, 4414 Charles St. Open Blues jam, 6-10 p.m. Info: 815-399-9300. Mark Reed and Waddy – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 6-9 p.m. Info: 815-229-0800. NIU Jazz Jam Session – The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 8 p.m. Free. Info: 815-787-9547. The Sons of Many Bitches followed by DJ Vic Monsta – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 10 p.m. $5. Info: 815-965-0931. Caravan Gypsy Swing – MashUp, 1641 N. Alpine Road. 7 p.m. Free. Open Stage w/Jim Grass – Hope and Anchor, 5040 N. Second St., Loves Park. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Info: 815-633-2552. Open Stage w/Chris Johnson & Mike Labay – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 7 p.m. Info: 815-877-8007. Country Night – Mandalay Lounge, 411 Mulberry St. Starts at 5 p.m. Vinyl Voodoo – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 10:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-962-7944. Karaoke with Mike – Rusty Nail, 1804 Eighth Ave. 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Every Wed. Free. Info: 815-397-2510. Thursday, Aug. 30 The Offspring w/Dead Sara & Finding Clyde – On the Waterfront Great Lawn Stage, south side of Davis Park, 320 S. Wyman St. Starts 6:15 p.m. Reserved tickets required. $32.50-$79.50. Tickets: 877-5697767or onthewaterfront.com. The Last Vegas w/Veilside, Persistence of Memory, Red Poet – Otto’s Niteclub & Underground, 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 9 p.m. $7. Info: 815-758-2715. “Smile” with “Maestro” Carl A. Cole – Rockford College, Fisher Memorial Chapel, 5050 E. State St. 6 p.m. Summer sing-along with his wife Dianna and son Andrew. Freewill donations. Info: 815-914-1487 or [email protected] Paul Poulton – Josiah’s Place Coffeehouse, 310 State St., Beloit, Wis. 7 p.m. Christian rock, on tour from England. Info: 608-365-0365. Jon Conover – The District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St. 8 p.m. Info: 815977-4524. Tallhart w/Belle Histoire, Caught In Your Pockets – The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 8 p.m. $8. Info: 815-787-9547. Karaoke by Hallie – Hawkeye’s Lounge, Hawk’s View Restaurant, 11189 Forest Hills Road, Machesney Park. Pizza, too! Info: 815-282-4868. Blues – Mandalay Lounge, 411 Mulberry St. 5 p.m. Bike Night Acoustic Jam , DJ, Karaoke – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 6-10 p.m. Info: 815-877-8007. Open Mic – Hope and Anchor, 5040 N. Second St., Loves Park. 9 p.m. Info: 815-633-2552. Open Mic – Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St. Info: 815-986-0628. Open Mic – The Grove, 100 E. Grove St., Poplar Grove. 6 p.m. Free. Info: 815-765-1002. Open Stage – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free. Every Thurs. Info: 815-962-7944. Open Mic – Cronie’s Grill, 9032 N. Second St., Machesney Park. Every Thurs. Friday, Aug. 31 On the Waterfront Festival – Downtown Rockford. Features more than 80 performers on five stages, special events, food, carnival rides and children’s activities (see related article starting on page A1 for details). 5 p.m.-midnight. $12 for 2 days or $15 for 3 days; $15 1-day wristbands at gate; free for ages 8 and younger w/ paid adult. Info: onthewaterfront.com or 815-964-4388. Billy Currington w/TBA – On the Waterfront Great Lawn Stage, south side of Davis Park, 320 S. Wyman St. Starts 7:30 p.m. Reserved tickets: $32.50-$79.50. Viewable with festival passes ($12-$15) or wristbands ($15). Tickets: 877-5697767 or onthewaterfront.com. Canned Heat – Adriatic Café, 327 W. Jefferson St. 9:30 p.m. $20. Info: 815-967-9939. Philip Reilly Stendek w/The Devil Whale – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 8 p.m. Free. Info: 815-965-0931. King of the Demons, Skinny White Lines, Das Boton feat. Billy Dolan – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Info: 815-962-7944. Warmouth w/Lost Thoughts, Casket Robbery & Ominous Grey – Bar 3, 326 E. State St. 9:30 p.m. $5 or $3 for On the Waterfront attendees. Info: 815-968-9061. Big Daddy Woo Woo – Big Al’s Bar, 610 N. Bell School Road. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-398-6411. After 5 Jazz Trio – Bistro 108, 6164 E. Riverside, Loves Park. 6:30 p.m. Bea Brady – Caza, 4001 N. Perryville Road. 8 p.m. Matter of Fact – The District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St. 10 p.m. Info: 815-977-4524. Vintage Vinyl – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 9 p.m. Free. 815229-0800. Stroker Red – Otto’s Niteclub & Underground, E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 9 p.m. $7. Info: 815-758-2715. Smokin’ Gunz – Take 20, 438 Bypass U.S. 20, Cherry Valley. 9 p.m. Info: 815-332-9920. Free Fallin (Tom Petty tribute) – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m. Info: 815-877-8007. Music on the Mall: Emery Christiansen – Mary’s Market, Edgebrook, 1601 N. Alpine Road. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Bring your own chair. One Less Tenor – Rockford City Market, Water Street in downtown Rockford. 3-8 p.m. Free. Changing Frequency (alt, indie rock) – Band Shell, village square, Village of Mt. Morris. 7-9 p.m. Reggae, rock. Free. Listening Room: Benefit for Centennial United Methodist Church feat. Ron Holm – JustGoods, 201 Seventh St. 7 p.m. Folk musician. MC Nick Juric. Free-will donations. Info: http// justgoods.info/ or 815-964-7111. Two Dollar Grey, Divyded, Falling From Fiction, Ultria – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave. (Hwy. G), Janesville, Wis. $5 advance, $7 door. Info: 608-741-0001. Blue Moon by TFU – The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 8 p.m. Info: 815-787-9547. Karaoke by Hallie – Hawkeye’s Lounge, Hawk’s View Restaurant, 11189 Forest Hills Road, Machesney Park. Pizza, too! Info: 815-282-4868. ’80s Music – Mandalay Lounge, 411 Mulberry St. Starts at 5 p.m. Karaoke – The Filling Station, 6259 11th St. Info: 815-874-5766. Karaoke – The Grove, 100 E. Grove St., Poplar Grove. 9 p.m. Info: 815765-1002. Karaoke – Scanlan’s, 2921 City View Drive. 9 p.m. Info: 815-639-0000. DJ – Backstop Bar & Grill, 1830 Union Ave., Belvidere. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-547-8100. DJ – Oscar’s Pub & Grill, 5980 E. State St. 9:30 p.m. Info: 815-399-6100. DJ – Manor Nightclub, 293 Executive Pkwy. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 815394-0077. DJ – Brewsky’s, 4414 Charles St. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-399-9300. DJ – RBI’s, 3870 N. Perryville Road. 9 p.m. Info: 815-877-5592. DJ – Tad’s, 10 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park. 9 p.m. Info: 815-654-3500. DJ – The Office Niteclub, 513 E. State St. 9 p.m. Info: 815-965-0344. DJ Mark & Lana – FIBS, 105 W. Main St., Rockton. 9:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-624-6018. DJ/Karaoke – Jayne’s Place, 2229 Anderson Drive, Belvidere. Info: 815544-5153. DJ/Karaoke – Red’s Neighborhood Tavern, 129 N. State St., Belvidere. Info: 815-544-6677.309 Saturday, Sept. 1 On the Waterfront Festival – Downtown Rockford. Features more than 80 performers on five stages, special events, food, carnival rides and children’s activities (see related article starting on page A1 for details). 11:30 a.m.-midnight. $12 for 2 days or $15 for 3 days; $15 1-day wristbands at gate; free for ages 8 and younger w/paid adult. Info: onthewaterfront.com or 815-964-4388. Creedence Clearwater Revisited w/ TBA – On the Waterfront Great Lawn Stage, south side of Davis Park, 320 S. Wyman St. Starts 7:30 p.m. Reserved tickets: $29.50-$79.50. Viewable with festival passes ($12-$15) or wristbands ($15). Tickets: 877569-7767 or onthewaterfront.com. Honcho – Adriatic Café, 327 W. Jefferson St. 9 p.m. Info: 815967-9939. Pulse 18 – Bar 3, 326 E. State St. 10 p.m. $5 door, $3 for On the Waterfront attendees. Info: 815-968-9061. Southern Heritage – Big Al’s Bar, 610 N. Bell School Road. 9 p.m. Info: 815-398-6411. The Pimps – The District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St. 8 p.m. Info: 815977-4524. Missing Links – Hawk’s View, 1118l9 Forest Hills Road, Machesney Park. 8 p.m.-midnight. Info: 815-282-4868. As One & Whiskey Train – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 7 p.m. Free. Info: 815-965-0931. Nominate the King, B-Town Strokers, Shades of Tomorrow – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Info: 851-962-7944. Jamie Campbell & the Redneck Romeos – Otto’s Niteclub & Underground, 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 9 p.m. $7. Info: 815-758-2715. Shot Gun Jane – Splitter’s Bar & Grill, 5318 N. Second St., Loves Park. 9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-877-6051. Dorydrive – The Back Bar, 1901 Beloit Ave., Janesville, Wis. No cover. Info: 608-741-0001. County Line – Best Dam Bar, 13963 Best Road, Davis, Ill. 9 p.m. All-ages show feat. The Mind Berlin, 4:45-5:15 p.m.; Blue Skyportrait, 5:30-6 p.m.; I, the Creator, 6:156:45 p.m.; More Than Heroes, 77:30 p.m.; Look, I’m Burning, 7:458:15 p.m.; As A Heart Attack, 8:309 p.m.; Cauz ‘N’ Effx w/Falcon Train, 10 p.m. – The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Gates open 3 p.m. $6. Info: 815-787-9547. The Rock River Times Greg Herriges – Just Goods, 201 Seventh St. 7i p.m. Info: 815-965-8903. Country Night – Mandalay Lounge, 411 Mulberry St. Starts at 5 p.m. Open Mic – Take 20, 438 Bypass U.S. 20, Cherry Valley. 8 p.m. Info: 815332-9920. DJ/Karaoke – Red’s Neighborhood Tavern, 129 N. State St., Belvidere. Info: 815-544-6677. DJ Mark & Lana – FIBS, 105 W. Main St., Rockton. 9:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-624-6018. DJ – Tad’s, 10 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park. 9 p.m. Info: 815-654-3500. Sunday, Sept. 2 On the Waterfront Festival – Downtown Rockford. Features more than 80 performers on five stages, special events, food, carnival rides and children’s activities (see related article starting on page A1 for details). 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. $12 for 2 days or $15 for 3 days; $15 1-day wristbands at gate; free for ages 8 and younger w/paid adult. Info: onthewaterfront.com or 815-964-4388. Theory of a Deadman w/The Last Vegas – On the Waterfront Great Lawn Stage, south side of Davis Park, 320 S. Wyman St. Starts 6:15 p.m. Reserved tickets: $29.50-$79.50. Viewable with festival passes ($12-$15) or wristbands ($15). Tickets: 877569-7767 or onthewaterfront.com. Pistol Pete – Adriatic Café, 327 W. Jefferson St. 8 p.m. Info: 815967-9939. Sum of Souls w/Murdalize & Poor Man’s Fortune – Bar 3, 326 E. State St.10 p.m. $5 or $3 for On the Waterfront attendees. 815965-0931. Minotaur w/3 Piston Asshammer – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 10:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815965-0931. Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Info: 815-962-7944. Karaoke with Bob – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 6 p.m. Info: 815-877-8007. Open Mic – Take 20, 438 Bypass U.S. 20, Cherry Valley. 8:30 p.m. Info: 815-332-9920. Monday, Sept. 3 Vinyl Voodoo – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 10:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-962-7944. Tuesday, Sept. 4 Rockford Christian Fellowship Band Rehearsal – First Evangelical Covenant Church, 316 Wood Road. 7 p.m.Info: 815-226-0558. Pub Trivia – Hope and Anchor, 5040 N. Second St., Loves Park. 8 p.m. Info: 815-633-2552. Barb City Swing Connection – The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 7 p.m. $5. Info: 815-787-9547. Shades of Blue/Street Corner Blues w/Harlan Jefferson – Nikki’s Café, 431 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Street Corner Blues every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Open Stage – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m. Free. Info: 815-962-7944. Tuesday Night Karaoke & Craft Beers – Kryptonite Music Lounge, 308 W. State St. $2 off majority of craft beers, $3 Captain Morgans, $5 Rum Buckets. Info: 815-965-0931. Classic Night – Mandalay Lounge, 411 Mulberry St. Starts at 5 p.m. Karaoke with Bob – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m. Free pool. Info: 815-877-8007. Have your free listing in the Thursday preceding our Wednesday publication. Listings can be e-mailed to [email protected] , faxed to 815-964-9825 or called in to 815-964-9767. Arts & Theater Ongoing Attractions Age Quake Theatre – Plays for and about those 55 and older performed in the greater Rockford area. Info: 815-398-8090. Alan and Adrianne St. George Center for the Arts – 800 Chicago Ave., Savanna. Info: 815-244-2035, 815273-3900, 815-273-7262. Artists’ Ensemble – Rockford College Cheek Theatre, 5050 E. State St. Coming Sept. 7: Jeeves Takes A Bow . Info: 815-904-2277 or www.artistsensemble.org. ArtSpace West Gallery – 1426 N. Main St. Wed.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Info: 815963-1894. Beloit Fine Arts Incubator – 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Other hours by appointment. Info: 608-313-9083. Bliss Beads Studio & Gallery – 161 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, Ill. Weekly classes in bead jewelry making, silversmithing and flamework glass. Regular hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.Sat. Info: 815-517-0164. Bonzi Productions Theatre Group – Family theater, plays, musicals. Info: 815-394-8987. Byron Civic Theatre – 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Info: 815-312-3000. Cholke Photography & Fine Art Gallery – 2211 E. State St. Fri., 7:3010 p.m.; Sat., 4:30-10 p.m.; Sun., 25 p.m. Free. Info: 815-226-9398. John Deere Historic Site – 8334 Clinton St., Grand Detour, Dixon. Gates open Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $5 for ages 12 and older. Coming Sept. 9: the 64th Annual Grand Detour Arts Festival. More than 50 artists working in all media. Info: 815-652-4551. DeKalb Area Women’s Center – 1021 State St., DeKalb. Info: 815-758-1351. District Bar & Grill – 205 W. State St., Rockford. Art exhibit from Kortman Gallery includes paintings, prints, mixed media, photography. Art with an urban theme. Ingrid Dohm Studio Gallery – 839 N. Perryville Road. Appointments/Info: 815-519-6492. The Fireside Theatre – Fort Atkinson, Wis. Now playing: Hello, Dolly! Tickets/Info: 800-477-9505 or www.firesidetheatre.com. Found It! Gallery – 107 Monroe St., Genoa. After school arts & crafts from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri. for kids ages 3-14. Cost: $3 if you sign up at least the day before, $5 drop-in, $10 for all four days. Info: 815-601-2375. Freeport Art Museum –121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m. Info: 815-235-9755. Freeport/Stephenson County Visitors Center – U.S. 20, east of Freeport. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 815233-1357. Funktional Arts – 412 N. First St. Furniture & sculpture. Info: 815969-7942. Galena Artists’ Guild Gallery – 324 Spring St., Galena. Thurs.-Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 815-777-2870. The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. Now exhibiting: Dan Taylor (rustic art). Info: 815-965-8903. Charlotte Hackin Art Studio & Gallery – 6278 Brynwood Drive. Info: 815-639-1318. Kortman Gallery – 107 N. Main St. Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Exhibiting now: “Mao Zi: an exhibition of traditional Chinese hats.” Info: 815-968-0123. Tom Littrell Design & Art Studio – 317 Market St., Rockford. Info: [email protected] Main Street Players of Boone County – Community Building Complex of Continued on page B3 ! The Rock River Times Vibe Photo provided Free Fallin’ is a Minneapolis-based band that presents its show with the instrumentation to duplicate the sound of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as well as the convincing looks and costumes to visually give you a show you will not soon forget. Free Fallin’ brings look, sound of Tom Petty to Whiskey’s Roadhouse Aug. 31 Staff Report Free Fallin’, the nation’s No. 1 tribute to Tom Petty, will make a stop at Whiskey’s Roadhouse Bar & Grill, 3207 N. Main St., Rockford, Friday, Aug. 31, on its “2012 Petty Love Tour.” Free Fallin’ is rapidly becoming a national force in the tribute band world. They have been traveling extensively over the past four years, impressing audiences all over the United States. Free Fallin’ is a Minneapolis-based band that presents its show with the instrumentation to duplicate the sound of the Heartbreakers as well as the convincing looks and costumes to visually give you a show you will not soon forget. Tom Petty’s music has been an important part of America’s music scene for more than 30 years. Spreading the “Petty Love” is the most fun these guys have ever had. The lineup of musicians involved all chose this project for the love of Petty’s music and the craftsmanship that went into the song-writing. The musicians in the band include Brian Evans as Tom Petty, Karl Swartz as Mike Campbell, Dale Peterson as Benmont Tench, John Hill as Scott Thurston, Russ Lund as Ron Blair and Mark Larsen as Stan Lynch. Whiskey’s Roadhouse can be reached at (815) 877-8007. Canned Heat to perform at Adriatic Aug. 31 ! Continued from page B1 Bob Hite was born into a musical family in Torrance, Calif. His mother was a singer, and his father had played in a dance band in Pennsylvania. Young Bob grew up collecting old jukebox records, and managed to amass a remarkable collection by his teen-age years. Alan Wilson grew up in Boston, where he became a music major at Boston University and a frequent player at the Cambridge coffeehouse folk-blues circuit. He also wrote two lengthy, analytical articles about bluesmen Robert Pete Williams and Son House for Broadside of Boston, a Massachusetts music paper. Later on, this group made connections with Mike Perlowin and John Fahey, who also joined the band. The initial configuration was composed of Perlowin on lead guitar, Wilson on bottleneck guitar, Hite on vocals, Stu Brotman on bass and Keith Sawyer on drums. Perlowin and Sawyer dropped out within a few days of the rehearsal, so guitarist Kenny Edwards stepped in to replace Perlowin, and Ron Holmes agreed to sit in on drums until they could find a permanent drummer. They soon realized three guitars were overkill, so they let Edwards go. About the same time, Frank Cook came in to replace Holmes as their permanent drummer. Before their first album, Canned Heat, which Liberty released, the band appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival June 17, 1967. Downbeat magazine praised their performance in an article in the Aug. 10 issue. Recordings of the festival resulted in their spirited rendition of “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” being captured in a film of the event, and a 1992 boxed CD set of the festival included some of their work. Canned Heat’s selftitled debut was released in July 1967, and following a one-week gig at the Ash Grove from Aug. 22-26, the band went on their first national tour. They’ve had some problems along the way, including some jail time in Denver for marijuana possession, but they’ve kept on playing, and have since acquired a new drummer, Fito de la Parra, whose talent has been called “completely fantastic” by The Beat magazine. Their third album, Living the Blues, displayed the quintet at their most experimental. It was a ninepart sound collage and fusion of blues, raga, sitar music, honky-tonk, guitar distortion and other electronic effects, all under the experimental direction of manager/ producer Skip Taylor. They even released a Christmas single, “The Chipmunk Song,” in the 1970s. To catch up on their latest exploits, catch their act at the Adriatic this Friday, and be prepared for a swingin’ time! More details are also at www.cannedheatmusic.com. Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012 ! Continued from page B2 Boone County, 111 W. First St., Belvidere. Info: 800-741-2963 or mainstreetplayersofboonecounty.com. Midtown Marketplace – 203 Seventh St. Info: 815-961-1269. Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Now exhibiting thru Aug. 31: “The Art of Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Calder, Nevelson,Wright and Others” in Frehner Gallery. Info: 608-325-5700 or www.monroeartscenter.com. NIU Art Museum – Hall Case Galleries, 116 Altgeld Hall, DeKalb. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-4 p.m. Info: 815-753-1936. NIU Community School of the Arts – Music Building, Room 132, DeKalb Campus. Various music classes, music ensembles, art classes. Info: 815-753-1450 or www.csa.niu.edu. NIU School of Theatre & Dance – Stevens Building, DeKalb campus. Info: 815-753-1337. Northwest Illinois Theater Coalition – Hanover’s Back Street Players, Stockton’s Plum River Playhouse and Orangeville’s Mighty Richland Players. Tickets for Back Street Players may be purchased at Apple River State Bank, Hanover, at 815-5912201. Tickets for Mighty Richland Players in Orangeville at 815-8291310 or 608-325-5700. Tickets for Plum River Playhouse at Stockton Banking Center at 815-9472000. Also: [email protected] David C. Olson Photography Studio – 7801 E. State St., inside Clock Tower Resort. Wildlife and nature imagery. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Free. Info: 815-873-1777. Pec Playhouse Theatre – 314 Main St., Pecatonica. Info: 815-239-1210. Rock Valley College Starlight Theatre – 3301 N. Mulford Road. Info: 815921-2160. Rockford Art Museum – 711 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Free for everyone every Tues. 72nd Rockford Midwestern Biennial Exhibit. Dates: May 18Sept. 23. Juried exhibit; prizes awarded. Rockford Photo Club display in Art Annex runs thru Sept. 23. Exhibiting now: Into the Light: Illinois Glass, runs thru Oct. 21. New program: Blue Star Museums, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families this summer from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Info: 815-968-2787. Rockford College Art Gallery – Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St. 3-6 p.m., Tues.-Fri. Info: 815-226-4105. Rockford Dance Company – Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. Info: 815-815-963-3341. Timber Lake Playhouse – 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll. Coming Sept. 1: An Evening of Art & Music at Brick Street Coffee. Info: 815-244-2035 or www.timberlakeplayhouse.org. 317 Studio & Gallery – 317 Market St. Every Friday, see “Artists at Work” from 4-9 p.m. TownSquare Players, Inc. – Woodstock North High School, Woodstock, Ill. Village Gallery – Stewart Square. Artists’ co-op. 45 artists. Open Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 815-963-ARTS. Beth Ann Weis Salon & Spa – 4108 Morsay Drive, Rockford. Hours: Tues. & Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., noon-9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sun., Mon., Wed. Info: 815-387-2700. Womanspace – Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Now exhibiting: “Live in Pride” by artist Norm Knott in Gallery2Go gift shop. Dedicated to the memory of young people who committed suicide. Info: 815-877-0118. Woodstock Musical Theatre Company – Woodstock Opera House, 121 VanBuren St., Woodstock. Info: 815338-5300. Wright Museum of Art – 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues.Sun. Info: 608-363-2677. Registration Needed Sign up for Blithe Spirit Auditions – Town Square Players,Woodstock, Ill. Auditions to be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock, Ill., Sept. 4 and 5, 7-9:30 p.m. No appointment needed. Callbacks will be held Sept. at same time and location. Registration for NIU Community School of the Arts classes – NIU Music Building, DeKalb campus. Prelude, Development, Group Piano for Adults, Piano Starter for Children. Classes start Sept. 8. Info: 815-7531450 or www.csa.niu.edu. Deadline extended for “Seasons on the Land” Art Show and Benefit – Fundraiser for Natural Land Institute. New deadline: Sept. 21. Fine Art/Photography and Artisan entry forms are available online at www.naturalland.org. Entry fee: $25 for Fine Art/Photography; $100 for Artisan category. Fees refundable if the entrant is not selected. Entry forms and more information at NLI office, 320 S. Third St., Rockford. Info: 815-964-6666, e-mail [email protected] Wanted: Vendors for Rockton Chamber of Commerce Candy Cane Craft Show – Date: Dec. 21, 7:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Food concessions will be sold, and other activities planned. Applications being accepted for B 3 crafters. Booths are $30 each, incl. table and 2 chairs; approx. space of 6x4 ft. Photos of craft and/or craft booth need to be submitted, along with application and entry feeno later than Nov. 1. Info: 815-624-7625 or [email protected] Call for Artists: Woods Equipment Company commemorates 50th anniversary of Batwing Rotary Cutter with commission for original work of art – Looking for a work of art that captures the role this invention has played in changing the landscape of American agriculture. Open to artists working in all media. Judging panel will select the winning entry on or about Dec. 15. Winner will receive $1,000, and the work will be displayed in the lobby of the company, featured in website and announced in a national press release. Entry deadline: Nov. 30. Info: 815-732-9561. Wednesday, Aug. 29 No listings submitted Thursday, Aug. 30 Hello, Dolly! – The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson, Wis. Dinner theater. Tickets/Info: 800-477-9505 or www.firesidetheatre.com. Friday, Aug. 31 Artists at Work – 317 Studio & Gallery, 317 Market St. Every Friday, see “Artists at Work” from 4-9 p.m. Hello, Dolly! – The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson, Wis. Dinner theater. Tickets/Info: 800-477-9505 or www.firesidetheatre.com. Saturday, Sept. 1 An Evening of Art & Music – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll, Ill. Brick Street Coffee, downtown Mt. Carroll. 3-8 p.m. Various performers. Info: 815244-2035. Hello, Dolly! – The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson, Wis. Dinner theater. Tickets/Info: 800-477-9505 or www.firesidetheatre.com. Sunday, Sept. 2 50th Annual Art in the Park – New Glarus Village Park. New Glarus, Wis. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pottery, paintings, jewelry, photography, more. Live music and food. Families staying for the weekend can see the 75th presentation of Wilhelm Tell, and enjoy camping, children’s lantern parade and a yodel contest. Fifth Annual Art in the Park – Krape Park, 1799 S. Park Blvd., Freeport. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Artists from northern Illinois and surrounding area. Continued on page B4 ! 4 B Vibe Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012 ! Continued from page B3 Paintings, photography, ceramics, metal crafting, more. Local musicians and performing artists. Kids’ activities. Free. Hello, Dolly! – The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson, Wis. Dinner theater. Tickets/Info: 800-477-9505 or www.firesidetheatre.com. Monday, Sept. 3 No listings submitted Tuesday, Sept. 4 Blithe Spirit Auditions – Town Square Players,Woodstock, Ill. Auditions to be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock, Ill., Sept. 4 and 5, 79:30 p.m. No appointment needed. Callbacks will be held Sept. at same time and location. Have your free listing in the Thursday preceding our Wednesday publication. Listings can be e-mailed to [email protected] , faxed to 815-964-9825 or called in to 815-964-9767. Community Fall Attractions Amenti Haunted House – Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Ages 12 and older. Open at 7 p.m., Oct. 19-21, 26-28, 30-31. $13. Info: 815-758-1215. Curran’s Apple Orchard – 6385 Kilburn Ave. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily until first weekend in December. Info: 815-963-7848. Edwards Apple Orchard – 7061 Centerville Road, Poplar Grove. Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. from Labor Day to end of October, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in November, closing the weekend of Thanksgiving. Info: 815-765-2234. Edwards Apple Orchard West – 8218 Cemetery Road, Winnebago. Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. from Labor Day to end of October, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in November, closing the weekend of Thanksgiving. Info: 815-963-2261. Fear Asylum Haunted House – Belvidere Park District (William Grady Pool), 916 W. Lincoln Ave., Belvidere. Ages 13 and older. 7-11 p.m., Fri. Sat. and Halloween; and 710 p.m., Sun. Thurs., Sept. 28, Oct. 5-7, 12-14, 18-21, 24-31. $10/ $15. Info: 815-965-6772. Fright Factory – 1405 Riverside St., Janesville, Wis. Ages 13 and older. 7-10:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat.; 7-9:30 p.mk., Thurs., Oct. 25 and Sun., Oct. 28; Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 25-28. $13 or $18 Fright Pass (go to front The Rock River Times Fun at Rockford’s Block 5 of line). Info: 608-754-5879. Hopper’s Haunted House – 11576 Route 2, Rockford. 7p.m.-midnight, Fri.-Sat; and 7-10 p.m., Sun.-Thurs., Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-21, 24-31. $10. Info: 815-871-7334. The Pumpkin Patch – 3178 Illinois Rt. 173, Caledonia. Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in Sept. and 9 am-.7 p.m. in Oct. Admission to grounds, petting zoo and barn is free Mon.-Fri.; $3 per person and free for children 2 and younger and adults 65 and older, Sat. and Sun. Additional fee for rides & attractions. Info: 815-765-2587. Screamatorium Haunted House – Screamatorium Haunted House, Arte Verde Garden Center, 15630 Ill. Route 76, Poplar Grove. Ages 13 and older. 7-11 p.m., Fri., Sat. and Halloween; 7-10 p.m., Sun.-Thurs., Sept. 28, Oct. 5-7, 12-14, 18-21, 2431. $10/$15. Info: 815-965-6772. Ongoing Attractions View the Community Calendar online at www.rockrivertimes.com for a complete list of Ongoing Attractions. Registration Needed Registration for Rockford Park District Youth Indoor Volleyball – Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park. Sessions begin Sept. 16 and Oct. 28 for ages 58. Fee: $40/person ($50 non-resident). Ages 8-11, sessions begin Sept. 21 and Oct. 26. Ages 11-14, Sept. 21 and Oct. 26. Fee: $65/person ($75 non-resident). Sessions also offered in January and February for ages 8-11. Info: 815-987-8800. Registration for Rockford Park District After School Ice Skating – Riverview Ice House, 324 N. Madison St., Rockford. Dates: Sept. 6May 30, 2013. Fee: $3/person. Info: 815-969-4069. Registration for Freeport Park District Programs – Martial Arts at the Freeport Park District: Little Rippers, Aug. 29-Sept. 5, ages 5-15. Info: 815-235-6114, ext. 109. Registration for Daytime and Evening Adult Grief Support Groups – Beloit Regional Hospice, 655 Third St., Beloit, Wis. 1-2:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. Each group meets for seven weeks. Register at 608-363-7421 or 877-363-7421. No fee, but advance registration is required. Registration for NFL Flag Football – Carlson Ice Arena, Perryville and Riverside, Loves Park. Date: Aug. 31, 67 p.m. For players ages 5-8 and 9-11. Registration fee for new players is $85 ($90 non-resident); for returning players from 2012 summer season, fee is $50 ($55 non-resident). Info: www.rockfordparkdistrict.org (click Register Now), by fax (with credit card), by mail and at both Park District Customer Service locations. Registration for Lost Nation Golf Club Event Benefit – Easter Seals Autism Therapeutic School, Rockford and Rockvale Children’s Home,Rockford at 6931S. Lost Nation Road, Dixon. Date: Aug. 31, 10 a.m. shotgun start. Cost: $75 includes dinner; hole sponsorships available at $100 each. Info: 815-652-4212. Registration for Yoga Classes for adults or After-School Programming for kids – Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. Date: Begins Sept. 5. Yoga classes will be a flowing, energetic style called Prana Yoga. Youth programs will include an animals series in September and a cooking series in October. Info/ Register: 815-389-8455. Classes will coincide with weekly pick-up of fresh vegetables. Info: 815-389-2746 or www.angelicorganics.com. Registration for BART (Bike for the Arts) – Date: Sept. 8. Choose from one of four scenic rides: 5-mile Family Fun Ride, 22-mile ride, 37-mile ride, or 65-mile ride. Riders receive a T-shirt and enjoy food and entertainment at post-ride party. Register by mail at: BART, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103; in person at Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Dance Company, Mendelssohn PAC, or Kantorei Singing Boys of Rockford; or on day of the event at Riverfront Museum Park. Info: www.BikeForTheArts.com. Reservations for “Twilight in the Garden” – Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St. Date: Sept. 8, doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 7.Cost: $75/person, reserved table of 8, $600. Raffle tickets: $5 each or 5 for $20. Reserve by Aug. 31. Info: 815-965-8146. Registration for Family Farm Overnight at Angelic Organics Farm – 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. Date: 11 a.m., Sept. 1-noon, Sept. 2. Pre-register at 815-389-8455 or www.learngrowconnect.org. Registration for North Park Fire Department Community Blood Drive and Be The Match Marrow Registry Drive – North Park Fire Department, 600 Wood Ave., Machesney Park. Date: Sept. 4, 3-7 p.m. Must be between ages of 18-60 and in good health. Info: 815-636-3051. Registration for Preschool Fresh Food from the Farm: Totally Tomatoes!– Angelic Organics Learning Center,1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. Date: Sept. 5, 10-11:30 a.m. PreContinued on page B5 ! Photos by Frank Schier Top photo: As the Block 5 Festival headliner, The Honey Island Swamp Band, took the stage Saturday, Aug. 25, event organizer Sandy Kohn of MedicineMan Creative Design Agency and Mike Wright of The Office charged up the crowd before the show, and offered a toast to the recently-deceased Rockford artist Jim Julin. The festival, held in the street of the 500 block of East State Street, is known as downtown Rockford’s block party, with “Music, drinks, great food and righteous partying,” according to their Facebook page. “Mission: To promote the heart of downtown Rockford and maintain the traditions of our River District community by way of encouraging our cuisine, arts and culture. Company Overview: Deli Italia, The Irish Rose, Brio, Social, MedicineMan, Pranayama Yoga Studio, Digits Salon, Bamboo, and all our regular customers and supporters working together to maintain the Block 5 mission.” Additional event sponsors included REACT, the RLDC, Bud Light, the Element, La Monica Beverages, SupplyCore, Alpine Inn, Catalyst Business Solutions and Maverick Media. Mana Kintorso and Fresh Hot Fritters were also featured bands. Kohn said 1,000 people attended the festival. Lower left photo: John Sadler, Frank Calvanese and Dan “The Man” Britton play in the new outdoor seating area of Deli Italia, 507 E. State St., during Block 5 Festival, Saturday, Aug. 25. Lower right photo: Marcole Walston of Cozi Pedicab squires around customers at Main and State streets Saturday, Aug. 25. His route went from Block 5 to Kryptonite. He also will go from the BMO Harris Bank Center to the Riverfront Museum Park to Cliffbreakers. His fees for short downtown trips are from $1 to $5; $12 for 15-minute trips; and $25 for 30-minute trips. Cozi Pedicabs are available for sightseeing and even weddings. Call (815) 540-2957. WLUV reschedules picnic Staff Report WLUV Radio 50th Anniversary Picnic — Take Two! The50thanniversarypicnic,originallyscheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26, was rained out. Joe Salvi, owner of WLUV Country Radio in Rockford, invites everyone to the rescheduled picnic from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2, at the radio station, 2272 Elmwood Road. It’s your day to be a star! All bands and singers are welcome to perform live on WLUV Radio, 1520 AM on the dial, at this event — country, bluegrass, gospel music. Bring your lawn chairs and settle in for some fun (weather-permitting). Enjoy free hot dogs, chips and pop outside; free anniversary cake will be served inside the radio station. Call WLUV Radio at (815) 877-9588. ‘Smile’ with Carl A. Cole and family Aug. 30 Staff Report Sounds Of Good News Productions (SOGN) invites all lovers of “Oldies” music to help them close out August with “Smile” — a summer sing-along with Maestro Carl A. Cole on piano. The program will feature his “fabulous” wife Dianna and son Andrew. This celebration of musical memories will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, at Presenting Sponsor Premier Sponsor C W Blazer Foundation Rockford College’s Fisher Memorial Chapel, 5050 E. State St. This event is free to the public; free-will donations will benefit the “Young Eagles Success” (YES) Club Program of Character Development & Excellence for Kids. A new Smile CD will be available that evening. For more information, contact Dianna at (815) 914-1487 or [email protected], or go to www.WAY4U.net. The Rock River Times Vibe Freeport’s Art in the Park Sept. 2 at Krape Park Staff Report FREEPORT, Ill. — Art in the Park is a one-day outdoor arts festival celebrating local and regional visual and performing arts in Freeport’s Krape Park. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2, this free community event offers something for the whole family. Artists from across northern Illinois and surrounding areas will display their work, from paintings and photography to woodworking, ceramics and metal crafting. Visitors to the event will also be able to watch as artists demonstrate their art live at the event. Local musicians and performing artists will also be featured. Children and families can create their own artwork at a free hands-on activity area. Art in the Park is a cooperative effort between the Freeport Park District and the Freeport Art Museum. “The art museum is proud to be part of this collaboration and create opportunities for the community to connect with regional artists,” said Jessica J. Caddell, director of the Freeport Art Museum. “People’s Choice Awards are a fun way visitors can participate in this event by voting for their favorite artist in two categories. Awards will be presented to artists for Best in Show and Best Display. New this year is a raffle for original works of art provided by participating artists. Attendees to the event can select from five different pieces of art for the raffle.” The outdoor location at Krape Park, 1799 S. Park Blvd., Freeport, will set the stage for Art in the Park. In addition to the activities planned for Art in the Park, visitors can also explore the amenities of Krape Park, including an antique working carousel, Yellow Creek and paddleboat rentals, fenced-in duck farm, fishing area, waterfall, children’s play areas, miniature golf and much more. Food will be available from several local vendors. For more about Art in the Park, visit www.facebook.com/artintheparkfreeport. Greenwich Village Art Fair to feature more than 100 artists Staff Report The 2012 Rockford Art Museum Greenwich Village Art Fair will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16, rain or shine, on the grounds of Rockford Art Museum at Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Gates are open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children 12 and younger. Advance tickets are $3 and are available at the Rockford Art Museum Store or any Alpine Bank location. All proceeds support Rockford Art Museum programs throughout the year. The 64th Greenwich Village Art Fair is dedicated to the creativity and kindness of Rockford artist Jim Julin (1956-2012). A Rockford tradition since 1948, Greenwich is the oldest continuous outdoor fine art fair in the Midwest. The 2012 event features more than 100 juried artists; live music, both days; children’s art activities; 20 Gourmet Marketplace and Bohemian Bazaar vendors; and food and beverage vendors, including The Rock River Times Bistro, Bud Light Village Pub, Kortman Gallery Point Bar. Julie Ganser of the University of WisconsinMadison serves as 2012 Juror. Visit www.rockfordartmuseum.org/gvaf.html. Art in the Park in New Glarus, Wis., Sept. 2 ! Event held in conjunction with 75th Annual Wilhelm Tell Drama Staff Report NEW GLARUS, Wis. — The 50th Annual Art in the Park fine arts and crafts festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2, at New Glarus’ Village Park. Juried artists will sell their wares, including pottery, paintings, jewelry, photography and more. The event will be in conjunction with the 75th Annual Wilhelm Tell Drama. Event organizer Mary Thomson exContinued on page B7 ! Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012 ! Continued from page B4 register at 815-389-8455 or www.learngrowconnect.org. Registration for “Apples: Nutritious & Delicious!” – U of I Extension Ogle County, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon. Date: Sept. 5, 1-2 p.m. Growing apples and how to prevent or manage common problems. Cost: $5/ person. Register by Aug. 29. Info: 815-732-2191. Registration for Fall Bulb Wokshop – University of Illinois Extension Ogle County, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon. Date: Sept. 5, 5-6 p.m. Cost: $5. Info: 815-732-2191. Registration for “Fun at the Farm: Animals!” – Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. Dates: Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, 4-5:30 p.m. Pre-Register. Info: 815-3898-8455 or www.learngrowconnect. Registration for Prana Flow Yoga – Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. Dates: Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Pre-Register. Info: 815-38988455 or www.learngrowconnect. Registration for “Doing Business with the Federal Government” NIMCA Symposium – EIGERlab Auditorium, 605 Fulton Ave. Date: Sept. 6, 5-7 p.m. Open to all minority, women and veteran small business owners. Info: 815-962-3335. Registration for Christmas Stocking Sew-in for Soldiers – Bethesda Covenant Church, 2101 E. State St. Date: Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Hosted by Sinnissippi Quilters. Bring your sewing machine or hand sewing kit. Fabric is provided. Come to sew a few hours or all day. Potluck at noon and 6 p.m. Goal is 1,500 stockings. Info: 815-742-7013 or 815-757-4660. Registration for Golf Tournament to Benefit National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – Prairieview Golf Club, Byron, Ill. Date: Sept. 7. Open to public; $85 per golfer, includes 18 holes with cart, lunch at the turn, steak dinner banquet, door prizes, gift certificates, raffle. Shotgun start at 10 a.m. Register/Info: http:// golf.firehero.org/il/rockford/. Registration for Midway Village Museum Golf Outing – Aldeen Golf Club, 1902 Reid Farm Road. Date: Sept. 7. Registration begins at 11 a.m., lunch until 12:30 p.m. Shotgun start at 12:30. Info: 815-397-9112 or www.midwayvillage.com. Registration for Classic Car Show – Central Christian Church, 6595 Guilford Road. Date: Sept. 8, 9 a.m.3 p.m. Pre-registration cost: $10 day of show. Music, kids activities, food vendors, soft drinks. Proceeds go to Carpenter’s Place. Info: 815997-5178 or 815-963-7254. Order Tickets for “Elmo Makes Music” – BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. Dates: Sept. 7-9. Tickets: $3 and $13; limited number of $25 Gold Circle seats and $60 Sunny Seats. Opening Night, all seats (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) are $20. Facility fee of $1.50 is added. Info: 815-968-5222 or www.sesamestreetlive.com. Registration for Bird/Plant Hike – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. Date: Sept. 7, 8-11 a.m. Meet at Jarrett Center. Free. All ages. Register by Sept. 6. Info: 815-234-8535, ext. 200. Registration for Astronomy Class: The Universe – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. Date: Sept. 7, 7-8 p.m. All ages. Free. Register by Sept. 6. Info: 815-234-8535, ext. 200. Registration for 2012 Fatman Olympics – Kishwaukee Forest Preserve, 5757 Blackhawk Road, Cherry Valley. Date: Sept. 8, noon. Cost: $25 adults, BYOB; kids younger than 12, $10 (to participate). Provided: meats, refreshments, T-shirt while supplies last. Bring a dish to pass. Info: 815751-7663 or 815-378-2671. Registration for Second Annual Screw City Beer Festival – Downtown Rockford. Date: Sept. 8, 1-6 p.m. Dozens of American craft breweries. Online ticket sales end Aug. 30. Tickets available at Artale Wine Co., Kryptonite Bar and The Olympic Tavern, or online at http:// www.screwcitybeerfest.com. Registration for Out of the Darkness Community Walk for Suicide Prevention – Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road. Date: Sept. 8. Register to walk or donate: www.OutOfTheDarkness.org. Registration for Cheesemaking – Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. Date: Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-noon. Pre-register. Info: 815-389-8455 or www.learngrowconnect.org. Registration for Junior League of Rockford Dine by Design Kitchen Tour – Dates: April 27-28, 2013. Fundraiser offers a tour of 10 kitchens. Deadline to register: Sept. 10. Info: 815-3994518 or www.jlrockford.org. Registration for “Nothing But Net” 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – Cornerstone Christian Academy, 355 N. Cross, Sycamore. Date: Sept. 22. Free throw contest, championship game. Cost: $4 registration fee per team payable at time of registration. Early registration available if received by Sept. 8; final registration due by Sept. 18. Info: 815-895-8522 or B 5 www.cornerstonechristianacademy.com. Reservations for Grace UMC Style Show & Luncheon – Grace United Methodist Church, 3555 McFarland Road, Rockford. Date: Sept. 8. Doors open 11:30 a.m., Salad Luncheon served at 12:15 p.m. Models wear clothing from CherryVale Mall’s Dress Barn. Tickets $15. Info: 815-637-4561. Reservations for “An Evening with Clutch Cargo” – Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort, 700 W. Riverside Blvd. Date: Sept. 8, 7-11 p.m. Cost: $45/ person. Dance contest with $100 prize, raffle, door prizes. Tickets: www.sienaonbrendenwood/events or 815-399-6167. Registration for Eighth Annual Thin Mint Sprint – Girl Scouts Camp McCormick, Stillman Valley. Date: Sept. 8. Events: 8K and Tough Cookie Trail Run are $25/person, $30 after Aug. 15. “Do the Double” is $40/person; $50 after Aug. 15. 2-mile Family Fun Walk/ Run is $15/person; $20 after Aug. 15. Info: www.girlscoutsni.org. Registration for Third Annual Rock River Sweep – Meet at Gazebo, Settler’s Park, 301 E. Main St. Rockton. Date: Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-all day. Walkers, boaters, kayakers, canoers welcome. Gloves, bags, water, snacks, insect repellent provided. Info: 815-624-7622 or www.rockriversweep.org. Registration for Handmade Pasta – Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. Date: Sept. 8, 2-5 p.m. Pre-register. Info: 815-389-8455 or www.learngrowconnect.org. Registration for Paranormal Investigation of Tinker Swiss Cottage & Museum – 411 Kent St. Date: Sept. 8, Session I, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Session II, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. With special guests Ghost Head Soup investigators. Cost: $25 advance, or $30 at event. Info: www.hauntedrockford.com. Registration for Cheesemaking 2: Hard Cheeses – Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. Date: Sept. 8, 1-5 p.m. Pre-register. Info: 815-389-8455 or www.learngrowconnect.org. Registration for 12th Annual Grandparents Day Dinner and Awards Banquet – Radisson Hotel & Convention Center, 200 S. Bell School Road. Date: Sept. 9, 2 p.m. Tickets: $25. Mailing address: see above entry. Info: 815-243-3073. Registration for Fish-Abled Foundation Fund-raiser – SM & SF Club, 1010 Sandy Hollow Road. Date: Sept. 9, 48 p.m. Benefit for new nonprofit organization to raise money for vehicle to help the handicapped enjoy outdoor Continued on page B6 ! 6 B Vibe Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012 ! Continued from page B5 excursions. Admission $10, includes meal, 50/50 raffle, giveaways, silent auction. Fishing equipment also needed. Info: 815-289-8385. Registration for Financial Peace University – Hope Free Church, 5656 Elevator Road, Roscoe. Date: Begins Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. Taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD. Info: 815-623-5645. Registration for U of I Small Wind Energy Options – Freedom Field, 3333 Kishwaukee St. Date: Sept. 10, 6:308 p.m. Cost: $5. Pre-registration is required. Info: 815-986-4357. Registration for Better Health 4 Life Event – Caraotta Chiropractic Orthopedics, 4921 E. State St. Date: Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. All professional services will be donated to Rockford Area Pregnancy Care Center. Those who make a $20 donation per person ($30 per family) will have all chiropractic and orthopedic spinal and joint conditions evaluated at no charge. Space is limited. Info: 815-398-4004. Registration for Swing Dance Lessons at Freeport Park District – Krape Park Community Building. Sept. 1125, 7-8:15 p.m. Register by Sept. 4; call Freeport Park District at 815235-6114, ext. 0 or stop by the Park District office, 1122 S. Burchard. Resident fees: $22.50 / person, non-resident, $26. Registration for U of I Extension Openfields Local Foods Dinner Series – Fieldstone Inn, 1121 W. Empire St., Freeport. Date: Sept. 11. Confirmation in process. Call U of I Extension for time and cost. Info: 815-986-4357. Registration for IGNITE’s Lunch Outside the Box – Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort, 700 W. Riverside Blvd. Date: Sept. 12, noon. Cost: $12 members, $15 non-members. Info: 815-316-4335. Registration for AARP Driver Safety Course – Lifescape Community Services and Senior Expo, Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park. Dates: Sept.13-14. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. both days. For drivers age 50 and older. Cost: $12, AARP members, $14 non-members. Info: 815-963-1609. Registration for Fund-raising Seminar: “From Donor Desire to Done Deal – Getting Results” – Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Road. Date: Sept. 14, 7:30 a.m.-noon. Hosted by Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsRockford Chapter. Cost: $50 for AFP and NIPGC members and guests; $75 for non-members. Register online at www.afprockford.org or call 815-490-1621. Registration for RAMI Golf Play Day to benefit Gary S. Wilmer Memorial Scholarship Fund – Elliot Golf Course. Date: Sept. 14. $65 per golfer or $350 Gold Sponsorship or $250 Silver Sponsorship or Hole Sponsorship for $125. Deadline: Sept. 7, golfers and dinner reservations for nongolfers. Limited to first 144 golfers. Entry forms at www.ramiawards.com. Info: 815-546-3021. Reserve Booth Space for Lifescape’s Senior Expo – Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park. Dates: Sept. 13-14. Theme: “Fit & Fabulous!” Info: 815-4901111 or www.lifescapeservices.org. Registration for SPAY Illinois Low-Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic – All Paws Beauty Salon, 130 N. First St., Rockford. Date: Sept. 14,11 a.m.-4 p.m. By appointment only. Various prices; no exam fee when pets receive vaccines.Cash or credit; no personal checks. Info: 815-472-2300. Registration for “River to Ridge Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fun Run” – Janesville, Wis. Date: Sept.15, start at 7 a.m. at River Park in Janesville. A portion of proceeds go to Rock County Cancer Coalition. Register on race day or info: 608-754-2286, www.rivertoridgehalfmarathon.com or [email protected] Registration for Bikers for Local Pantries Poker Run – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. Date: Sept. 15. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Kickstands up at 11 a.m. Last bike out at 1 p.m. Not a race–total of 5 stops, ends at Whiskey’s. Cost: $10/biker, $10/passenger. Nonperishable donations at the door if not riding. Benefits Gentle Shepherd Pantry and God’s Glory Pantry. Live music, food, prizes at end of event. Register by Sept. 14 at Whiskey’s. Registration for Barrick Camp Out – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. Date: Sept. 15, 6 p.m. All ages. Meet at Jarrett Center. Tents provided, or bring your own. Cost: $25 if using our tent, or $15 if using yours; at least one adult per tent. S’mores and drinks provided. Register by Sept. 13. Info: 815-234-8535, ext. 200. Registration for Critter Hunt – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. Date: Sept. 15. Meet at 10 a.m. at Jarrett Center. Free. Register by Sept. 12. Info: 815-2348535, ext. 200. Registration for CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Walk – Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road. Date: Sept. 15. Fund-raiser starts at 8:30 a.m. Music, face-painting, activities for kids. Register/ Info: www.curesearchwalk.org/rockford. Registration for Trip to Boerner Botanical Gardens and Milwaukee Zoo – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. Date: Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Meet at Jarrett Center. Cost: $50/person, includes admission and brunch. Register by Aug. 31. Info: 815-234-8535, ext. 200. Registration for Vintage Illinois Wine Festival – Matthiessen State Park (just south of Starved Rock State Park on Rt. 178). Dates: Sept. 15-16. No outside food or beverages; pets must be on leash. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating. Bring a photo ID showing proof of age. Musical entertainment provided. Tickets: $20, includes wine glass, wristband and seven tasting tickets. General admission for those not drinking is $5. Tickets/info: www.vintageillinois.com. Registration for Critter Hunt – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. Date: Sept. 15, 10 a.m. Meet at Jarrett Center. All ages. Free. Register by Sept. 12. Info: 815234-8535, ext. 200. Registration for Brownie badge: Bugs – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. Date: Sept. 15, 1-4 p.m. For all Brownies. Register by Sept. 12. Info: 815-2w34-8535, ext. 200. Registration for Barrick Camp Out – Byron Forest Preserve District, 7993 N. River Road. Date: Sept. 15, 6 p.m. Meet at Jarrett Center. All ages.Tents provided or bring your own. Cost: $25 if using our tent or $15 if using yours. Must have at least one adult per tent. S’mores and drinks provided. Register by Sept. 13. Info: 815234-8535, ext. 200. Registration for Shelby Palooza – Tebala Shrine Temple, 7910 Newburg Road, Rockford. Date: Sept. 16, 1-8 p.m. Fund-raiser for Shelby Martin, age 10, who has a rare liver disease. Live music and magician performance. Food, 50/ 50/ raffle, cash bar, silent auction. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door. Info: 815-961-2437. Registration for Workshop: “Rewards or Punishment–Understanding Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports” – Training for Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services, at Easter Seals Metro-politan Chicago Rockford Region, 650 N. Main St., Rockford. Date: Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m. Includes dinner. 3 CDPUs available for educators. Register by Sept. 13. Info: 866-436-7842, ext. 107. If accommodations are needed, call at least 2 weeks before training date. Registration for Crusader Community Health’s “Fall into Fitness” 5K Run/ Family Fun Walk – Fairgrounds Park Pavilion, Rockford. Date: Sept. 22, 9- 11 a.m. $25 registration fee. Family Fun Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Info: www.crusaderhealth.org. Order Fish for Pond Stocking and Restocking – Rochelle Wildlife Conservation Club, Pete Reiff and Logan Hollow Fish Farm will provide channel catfish, hybrid sunfish,redear sunfish, grass-eating carp, bass, bluegill, crappie, others. Date: Sept. 22. Deadline for ordering grass carp is Sept. 10; for all other fish, Sept. 17. Info: 815-562-6268. Registration for Alzheimer’s Association’s Rock River Walk to End Alzheimer’s – YMCA Log Lodge, Rockford, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. and Hopkins Park, DeKalb, Sept. 23. 3-mile walk. Walk Booklet/Programming Guide now available with info on Walk. Booklets at local outlets or at Rock River Branch, 93 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon, online or call 800-272-3900. New this year: For each $100 a person raises, his/her name will be entered once into a drawing for a new iPad3. Start or join a team today at alz.org/ walk or call 815-484-1300. Registration for 12th Annual DeKalb County RAMP Wheel-A-Thon – Downtown DeKalb and NIU campus. Date: Sept. 22, starts at 10 a.m. Lunch and awards to follow.All participants who raise a minimum of $50 will receive a T-shirt. Those who raise additional funds will be entered into a drawing for incentives from area businesses. Info: 815-7563202 or [email protected] Registration for Pig & Pie in the Park Backyard BBQ Cookoff & Apple Baking Contest – Read Park, Freeport. Date: Sept. 22. Cash prizes of $1,200 for 1st-3rd place in each category. Meat check-in at 7 a.m.; judging begins at 3 p.m. Teams are asked to register by Sept. 1. Fundraiser for Sojourn House. Admission: $5; children 8 and younger, free. Info: www.sojournhouse.com. Reservations for Illinois Paranormal Conference – Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St. Date: Sept. 22, noon-6:30 p.m. Speakers, investigation teams, other vendors. Cost: $15 advance, $20 at the door. Info: 815-871-4239 or email www.hauntedrockford.com. Reservations for Paranormal Tour of the Ethnic Heritage Museum – 1129 S. Main St., Rockford. Date: Sept. 22, 7:30-9 p.m. Tour of 1850s home displaying immigrant heritage. Cost: $15 advance, $20 at event. Info: www.hauntedrockford.com or 815-871-4239. Registration for Golf Hall of Fame Play Day & Induction Ceremony – Play Day at Aldeen Golf Club, Ceremony Dinner at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. Date: Sept. 24. Cost of Play Day: $100, includes dinner. Deadline to register: Sept. 14. Info: 815-987-8800. Reservations for La Voz Latina’s 41st The Rock River Times Annual Banquet – Cliffbreaker’s Riverside Resort, 700 W. Riverside Blvd. Date: Sept. 28, 5 p.m. social hour, 6 p.m. dinner. Tickets: $60/ person or $600 for corporate table of 8. Also accepting items for silent auction. Info: 815-965-5784. Reservations for Rockford Career College’s 150th Anniversary Banquet – Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School Road. Date: Sept. 29, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $25/person. Social hour (cash bar), 6 p.m. Dinner (choice of Chicken Marsala or Vegetarian Lasagna, with hors d’oeuvres and dessert), 7 p.m. Celebratory program, 8 p.m. Register by Sept. 14. Info: 815-967-7321 or [email protected] Registration for Third Annual Stone Bridge Trail Marathon & 5K Races – Date: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 7 a.m. Race registration closes at 200 runners. Registration for marathon, $80 thru Oct. 5, $90 after. Registration for each 5K run is $25 thru October, $30 after. Info/Register: 815-623-5858 or www.ymcastonebridgemarathon.org. Registration for “Master the SAT Class” by College Prep Genius – Talcott Library, 101 E. Main St., Rockton. Dates: Oct. 19 (4-9:30) and 20 (9-2:30). Tuition: $179, includes DVD review. Early registration is $149 until Sept. 15. Space limited; reserve early. Info: 815-624-0970. Vendors Needed for Holiday Craft & Gift Fair – Oregon United Methodist Church, Oregon, Ill. Date: Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $20 per table space; 6-foot and 8-foot tables available on limited basis for additional donation. Info: 815-732-2994. YWCA of Rockford accepting Nominations for Leader Luncheon XXXIII Awards – Available at 4990 E. State St., Rockford, or download forms at www.ywca.org/rockford/leaderluncheon. Deadline: Jan. 11, 2013, 5 p.m. Info: 815-316-6126. Get Healthy, Rockton! – Rockton Chamber of Commerce, 330 E. Main St. Northern IL Fit Club and John Sole of Sole Fitness invite Rockton to “Get Healthy” during a Team Beach Body workout every Thursday evening from 7-8 p.m Cardio conditioning, free samples of Shakeology, Results and Recovery, Energy and Endurance offered. Info: 815-200-1116. Reservations for Salvation Army Civic Luncheon with Astronaut Buzz Aldrin – Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort, 700 W. Riverside Blvd. Date: Sept. 18, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost: $35/person. Info: 815-972-1133. Registration for Computer Classes at Ken-Rock – Ken-Rock Community Center, 3218 11th St. Various classes offered Sept. 18-Dec. 20. Info: 815-398-8864 or kenrock.org. Nominations Sought for La Voz Latina “Community Member of Distinction” – Deadline: Sept. 7. Selected individuals will be honord at Sept. 28 banquet. Nomination forms/Info: www.lavozlatinarkfd.org or call 815-965-5784. Registration for Diabetes Education Program – University of Illinois Extension Ogle County, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon. Dates: Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10. 4-7 p.m. Cost: $40; register by Sept. 12. Class size is limited. Info: 815732-2191. Wednesday, Aug. 29 Alzheimer’s Association Program: “The Basics of Memory Loss” – Rock River Branch Office, 93 S. Hennepin, Dixon. 1:30-3 p.m. Cost: $5 includes materials. Register by Aug. 28. Info: 815-272-3900. Alzheimer’s Association program “Train Your Brain” – Rock River Branch Office, 93 S. Hennepin, Dixon. Dates: Aug. 29Oct. 3, 1:30-3 p.m. Cost: $30/person. Participants receive a brain stimulation activities manual and handouts for each session. Register by Aug. 28. Info: 815-272-3900. Golf Lessons – Rockford Park District, Aldeen Golf Club,1900 Reid Farm Road. Aug. 29-Sept. 12. Seniors age 50 and older, ladies ages 18 and older. Meet Wed. and Fri. mornings. Info: www.rockfordparkdistrict.org or by mail, fax (with credit card) at Park District Customer Service locations or at Carlson Ice Arena. Kids with Cob – Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia. 1-4 p.m. Pre-register. Info: 815-389-8455 or learngrowconnect.org. Babes and Books – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 11:15 a.m.-noon. For children under 2. Build baby’s literacy and social skills. Info: 815-965-7606. YouthBuild Rockford Graduation – Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St. 6 p.m. Program of Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc. Open to the public. Salute to Labor Fund-raiser – Deli Italia, 507 E. State St. 5-9 p.m. Tickets: $10 advance or at the door. Featuring Jim Hughes. Tickets/ Info: 815-440-0354. DNR Hunter Education Course – Byron Forest Preserve District, Jarrett Prairie Center, 7993 N. River Road. 6-9 p.m. Info: 815-234-8535, ext. 200. “All Things Poultry: Breed, Raising, Nutrition, Disease and Marketing” – University of Illinois Extension Ogle County, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon. 6-8 p.m. Cost: $12/person or $20 for two from same homestead; $5 for children under age 18. Info: 815-732-2191. Town Hall Meeting: “A Listening Progress Report” – Freeport Public Library. 6:30-9 p.m. All sitting county board members and board candidates are invited to sit on the panel. Sunset Storytime – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Children’s Area, 6685 E. State St. 6:30-7:15 p.m. Info: 815-965-7606. Stateline FastPitch Competition Phase III – Gateway Technical College’s iMET in Sturtevant, Wis. 5:30 p.m. Info: http://eigerlab.org/events.html. Hire Me! (4-week class) – Rockford Public Library, Main Library, secondfloor computer room, 215 N. Wyman St. 6-8 p.m. Get help with your resume. Prerequisites: Proficient familiaruty with the mouse and Internet. Info: 815-965-7606. Comedy Night – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 Main St. 8 p.m. Free. Info: 815-877-8007. Baseball: Rockford RiverHawks vs. Road Warriors – RiverHawks Stadium, 4503 Interstate Blvd., Loves Park. 7:05 p.m. $1 Beer Night. Single-game tickets: $10 infield box, $7 outfield box, $20 Diamond Deck ($15 kids 12 and younger); $2 parking. $2 off for active and retired military; kids ages 3-12, age 2 and younger, free. Info: 815-885-2255. Thursday, Aug. 30 “Beyond Ash and Maple: Tree Selection and Care” – U of I Extension Ogle County, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon. 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Open to public. Info: 815-732-2191. FCQ Brewhouse Cruise – Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie St. 6-8 p.m. Boat leaves the dock every 30 minutes. Cost: $2/person; snacks on board. Every Thurs. in August. Info: 815-987-8894 or 815-987-1685. “Solarbration” (Installation of New Solar Panels) – Oregon High School Library, 210 S. 10th St., Oregon, Ill. 3:30 p.m. Focuses on class activities tied to clean energy; teachers will speak. All are welcome. Foundations of Yoga – Womanspace Library, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. 5:30-6:45 p.m. Cost: $60 members, $72 non-members. Six-week class. Info: 815-877-0118. Sunset Storytime – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 5-5:45 p.m. Ages 4-10. Info: 815-965-7606. Swing Dancing – Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2001 N. Alpine Road. 810:30 p.m. Every Thurs. Info: www.forestcityswing.org. Bilingual Thursdays Storytime (Spanish/English) – Rockford Public Library, Rock River Branch, 3128 11th St., 4-4:45 p.m. Ages 3-8. Info: 815-965-7606. Stepping Forward” Cancer Support Group – OSF Saint Anthony Center for Cancer Care, 5666 E. State St. 6:30-8 p.m. Info: 815-227-2223. SOUNS for Infants – Rockford Public Library, East Branch, Children’s Area, 6685 E. State St. 6-6:45 p.m. Ages younger than 2. Infant literacy-building program. Info: 815-965-7606. Sunset Storytime – Rockford Public Library, Main Library, Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 5-5:45 p.m. All ages. Info: 815-965-7606. A Ministry of Restoration Bible Study – Montague Branch Library, 1238 S. Winnebago St. 5:30 p.m. Every Thurs. Prayer every Tues. 6:30 p.m. For prayer or info: 815-966-6322. Overeaters Anonymous H.O.W. – Byron Public Library, on Ill. Route 2. 6-7:30 p.m. every Thurs. Info: 815-547-5932. Public Skating – Carlson Arctic Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld, 4150 N. Continued on page B8 ! 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Advance tickets are available for purchase at Artale Wine Co., 6876 Spring Creek Road; Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St.; and The Olympic Tavern, 2327 N. Main St. Tickets purchased with a credit card will incur a $2 fee. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.screwcitybeerfest.com through Aug. 30. All tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable, and you must be 21 or older to order. ID is required for entrance to the festival. General admission includes the 1-6 p.m. public session, branded tasting cup, event program, 25 drink tickets and access to hourly special releases. Each SCBF ticket-holder must exchange a drink ticket per 2-ounce sample. This is a regulatory measure to keep in compliance with current Illinois liquor laws for this type of event. This isn’t a Wisconsin event where the samples can be unlimited. Illinois has different laws. Additional drink tickets are available for 50 cents per ticket. In addition to beer, everything from gourmet wood-fired pizzas to grilled bacon skewers from locally-owned and operated businesses will also be featured. All food sales are cash only, meaning drink tickets may not be exchanged for food. The SCBF was founded in early 2011 by a group of local business owners and craft beer enthusiasts. A grassroots effort, SCBF was met with a virtually sold-out crowd, rave reviews and awarded the State of Illinois Governor’s Award for Best New Event/ Festival of 2011. Playing inside Kryptonite during the festival will be Empty Pockets at 2 p.m., followed by Vince Chiarelli Band from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For more about the festival, visit www.screwcitybeerfest.com. Art in the Park ... ! Continued from page B5 plained: “We are very excited to be presenting our 50th event. We have many talented artists and exceptional craftsmen from Wisconsin, and several other surrounding states. It’s a great opportunity to experience fine arts and crafts in a casual outdoor venue.” In addition, blues and rock and roll music will be provided by musician, singer and songwriter Greg Boerner. A variety of food and quick access to New Glarus’ charming downtown round out the day. Kaye Gmur, a director of the Wilhelm Tell Festival, said: “Travelers hoping to take in our celebratory 75th presentation of the drama Wilhelm Tell featuring Swiss folk dancing, music and live animals, may want to spend the weekend with us. Families can enjoy everything from camping, a children’s lantern parade and a yodel contest.” For more about Labor Day weekend events in New Glarus, visit www.swisstown.com. 46 Love Story actress 47 Give the OK Solution to last week’s crossword puzzle Crossword puzzle creator Myles Mellor, of Lake View Terrace, Calif., has been creating puzzles of various styles for multiple publications for more than eight years. 8 B Vibe Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012 80 performers on five stages ... ! Continued from page A1 Lawn performers can also be viewed with a general admission festival pass or wristband. Three-day festival passes are $15, two-day passes are $12 and one-day festival wristbands are $15 at the gate each day, while children 8 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. Unlimited ride wristbands are $17. Food and beverage tickets are 50 cents each at ticket booths. OTW is one of Illinois’ largest music festivals, drawing more than 100,000 people each day and encompassing 25 city blocks in the center of the city, with more than 80 performers on five stages, 30 special events and 40 food vendors. The festival is supported by the efforts of more than 4,000 volunteers and has generated more than $10.1 million for more than 300 notfor-profit organizations in 28 years with an economic impact of $13.2 million annually. In the last four years, the total economic impact of the OTW has been more than $50 million. Attractions, special events and other details include the following: ! Carnival rides — Carnival kickoff is from 5 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, and includes rides all night with a $17 wristband. Midway Madness is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2. All rides and inflatable activities are three tickets for $1.50 per ride. ! Adventure Alley — Includes the Bungee Pull and the Giant Slide. ! Hole-In-One — Tee up at the OTW Hole-in-One Shoot-Out. Prizes will be awarded for winners older and younger than 18, as well as to anyone whose ball lands on the green. Tee up at the Oasis Stage and aim for the green on a pontoon floating in the Rock River. Open to all amateur golfers, all festival hours until dark. ! ComEd Kids’ Castle — Children younger than 12 can take part in more than 30 interactive and make-and-take activities. Play bingo with the other kids, learn to mini putt and create a masterpiece with stamp art. Also included are stories read by the Rockford Public Library team and entertainment on the Kids’ Court Stage with performances during Kids’ Castle hours. The Kids’ Castle is in the Wyman and Elm Street parking deck and is open Saturday and Sunday from festival open until 6 p.m. ! Kids’ 1/4-Mile Fun Run — 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1. Immediately following the Waterfront 5K at the Trolley Station near the Riverview Ice House. Free registration from 8:15 to 8:50 a.m. the day of the race at the Trolley Station. ! Rockford Chariots Wheelchair Basketball — Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4. Established in 1986, the Rockford Chariots Wheelchair Athletic Association works to provide programs for developing the athletic potential of individuals with lower-limb impairments. These gifted athletes compete against local celebrities and city officials in a long-standing and friendly rivalry that goes back many years. Exhibition games are Saturday and Sunday on Chestnut Street. ! FIRST Robotics at Play — Noon-4 ! Continued from page B6 Perryville Road. Tues., Thurs. & Fridays during school year, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 815-969-4069. Baseball: Rockford RiverHawks vs. Road Warriors – RiverHawks Stadium, 4503 Interstate Blvd., Loves Park. 7:05 p.m.$1 Beer Night. Singlegame tickets: $10 infield box, $7 outfield box, $20 Diamond Deck ($15 kids 12 and younger); $2 parking. $2 off for active and retired military; kids ages 3-12, age 2 and younger, free. Info: 815-885-2255. Friday, Aug. 31 On the Waterfront Festival – Downtown Rockford. Features more than 80 performers on five stages, special events, food, carnival rides and children’s activities (see related article starting on page A1 for details). 5 p.m.-midnight. $12 for 2 days or $15 for 3 days; $15 1-day wristbands at gate; free for ages 8 and younger w/ paid adult. Info: onthewaterfront.com or 815-964-4388. Lost Nation Golf Club Event Benefit – Easter Seals Autism Therapeutic School, Rockford and Rockvale Children’s Home,Rockford at 6931S. Lost Nation Road, Dixon. 10 a.m. shotgun start. Cost: $75 includes dinner; hole sponsorships available at $100 each. Info: 815-652-4212. NFL Flag Football – Carlson Ice Arena, Perryville and Riverside, Loves Park. p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1. See FIRST Robotics high school teams play Rebound Rumble. Teams from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin will be playing a form of basketball with robots they built. Winnovation, Winnebago High School’s team, Rockford Robotics and Charger Robotics from Sussex, Wis., host this event. ! Hot Air Balloon Fly-over — Approximately 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1. This event is visible from anywhere in the festival. See several brightly-colored hot air balloons soar overhead. !Urban Street Market — Shop the weekend away at this unique collection of outdoor vendors. The Urban Street Market is filled with colorful booths overflowing with art, jewelry, clothing, carvings and other rare finds from exotic locales from all over the world. ! Bright Stars Celebration — The 11th Annual Bright Stars Celebration takes place on the Left Bank Stage at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1. The Bright Stars Celebration honors eighth-grade students in the Rockford area who have achieved honor roll status during each quarter of the 20112012 academic year. ! WOWballs — Jump into a WOWball and defy the laws of nature by walking on water. This combination of fun and exercise is at Wyman and Elm streets and is open all festival hours. ! Body Bumperz — Next to WOWballs, Body Bumperz allows you to run, walk, jump, flip, bounce and roll into other Body Bumperz and much more. Your legs are not inside the bumper, meaning you are free to move and do what your legs want to. Just put the bumper over your head, and arms through the shoulder straps. ! Children’s Face Painting — The Children’s Face Painters will be returning to paint hearts, flowers, rainbows and much, much, more. ! River Bonfires — View five roaring bonfires floating on 55-gallon drums that will be blazing in the middle of the Rock River each night. ! Waterfront 5K — Race along the Rock River for the 19th Annual Waterfront 5K. Registration is 6:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, with the race beginning at 8 a.m., followed by the Kids’ 1/4-Mile Fun Run. Register at www.onthewaterfront.com. ! Lullaby Lounge — This area is for parents and their little ones who just need a few moments of quiet time. Breast-feeding stations, changing tables and a play area await the smallest of festival-goers. Their older siblings will enjoy toys, games and videos. This family-friendly location offers air-conditioned quiet with diapers, water and juice available for a modest fee. ! OTW Water Taxi — Spend Labor Day weekend on the Rock with the Forest City Queen riverboat. The Rockford Park District offers the area’s first Water Taxi & Tours as a way to travel up and down the Rock River over Labor Day weekend. The Forest City Queen Water Taxi & Tours kicks off Friday, Aug. 31, with water taxi shuttles leaving Martin Park boat dock and dropping you off at Beattie Park boat dock, 401 N. Main, 6-7 p.m. For players ages 5-8 and 911. Registration fee for new players is $85 ($90 non-resident); for returning players from 2012 summer season, $50 ($55 non-resident). Info: www.rockfordparkdistrict.org (click Register Now), by fax (with credit card), by mail and at both Park District Customer Service locations. Rockford City Market – Water Street in downtown Rockford. 3-8 p.m. every Friday before Labor Day; 3-7 p.m. every Friday after Labor Day through Oct. 12. Free. Features more than 50 vendors including local growers and vendors who sell natural products, vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, cheeses, flowers, herbs, baked goods, wine and healthy snacks, as well as artisans and beer garden with live music. This week: Live music by One Less Tenor, Zumba demonstrations and activities by Severson Dells. Grab ‘N Go Lunch Cruise – Trolley Station, Riverview Park, 324 N. Madison St. Every Friday Lunch Cruise on the Forest City Queen. 11:15 a.m. 12:15 and 1 p.m. Prices: Adults $8 ($8.50 non-resident); ages 5-17, $7.50 ($8 non-resident); ages 4 and younger, $5. No reservations needed; walk-ups welcome. Specialty cruises or private rentals also available. Info: 815-987-8800. Drop-In Storytime – Rockford Public Library, Main Library Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St. 10:30-11 a.m. Info: 815-965-7606. Group Hope Depression Bipolar Meetings – St. Edward Church, 3004 11th St. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Every Friday. Info: 815-398-9628. Wellness for the Mind, Body & Spirit Lecture Series: Natural Health – Siena on Brendenwood, 4444 Brendenwood Road. 1:30 p.m. Ryan Hulsebus, D.C. Info: 815-399-6167. Public Skating – Carlson Arctic Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld, 4150 N. Perryville Road. Tues., Thurs. & Fridays during school year, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Extra Friday session, 8-10 p.m. Info: 815-969-4069. DNR Hunter Education Course – Byron Forest Preserve District, Jarrett Prairie Center, 7993 N. River Road. 6-10 p.m. Info: 815-234-8535, ext. 200. Comedy Night – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 8 p.m. Info: 815229-0800. Saturday, Sept. 1 On the Waterfront Festival – Downtown Rockford. Features more than 80 performers on five stages, special events, food, carnival rides and children’s activities (see related article starting on page A1 for details). 11:30 a.m.-midnight. $12 for 2 days or $15 for 3 days; $15 1day wristbands at gate; free for ages 8 and younger w/paid adult. Info: onthewaterfront.com or The Rock River Times Rockford, just steps away from OTW. ! Rockford College Radio Presents Rockford Originals — Stop by the Rockford College Radio booth to enjoy the sounds of talented Rockford-area musicians. Near the corner of West State and Wyman streets, Rockford College Radio will also broadcast live during various times of the weekend. Performances by a lineup of “Rockford Originals” will occur throughout the festival, including 5-8 p.m., Friday; noon-7 p.m., Saturday; and noon-7 p.m., Sunday. ! Army National Guard — Test your strength on the Army National Guard’s fun course, at the corner of State and Wyman streets in the bank plaza. ! OSF Helicopter — Don’t miss out on the OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Helicopter landing on the State Street bridge. Look for this new addition Saturday afternoon. ! Texas On Tour — Discover all that Texas has to offer at Texas on Tour. This interactive traveling road show makes the Lone Star State come alive. Explore the Texas coastline on a virtual beach, watch a film and play Texas trivia inside the dome theater, and splash your way across the state in a virtual kayaking adventure. ! “The Other Brew” Podcast — “The Other Brew” is a weekly audio podcast hosted by four former Northern Illinois University students: Doug Meenan (White Doug), Doug Rindfleisch (Black Doug), Tim M. (Cool-NamePending) and Tim S. (Israel). The show blends sarcastic humor with Internet news stories of the weird, served to you in a full-bodied pitcher of chaotic fun. The hosts review a new beer at the opening of each show, which they drink throughout the podcast. The show is released Monday mornings, and the recording schedule and contact information can be found at www.theotherbrew.com. Watch them record their live podcast Saturday down by the State Street Bridge Bar. ! Food — More than 30 food vendors will offer various food selections. ! Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD) Park-and-Ride Shuttle — Ride to the festival in comfort and ease on the RMTD OTW Shuttle. Park at Target on East State Street or Cliffbreakers at 700 W. Riverside Blvd., and ride to the festival entrance in air-conditioned comfort on the WREX-TV bus or the Pearson Plumbing bus. Shuttle buses will run at approximately 30-minute intervals, on the hour and on the half hour, during festival hours. Shuttle rides are $1 round-trip. ! Parking — Public parking is available on the west side of the Rock River at the lot on the corner of Green and Church streets, at the ramp on Church Street between Elm and Chestnut streets, and at the ramp on North Main Street between West Jefferson and Park streets. On the east side of the Rock River, parking is available at South Second and Walnut streets. Handicapped parking is available in the ramp on Church Street between Elm and Chestnut streets and in the lot on First Street between East State and Walnut streets. Following is the lineup of musical performers by day and stage: Thursday, Aug. 30 Schnucks Great Lawn Stage 6:15 p.m. — Finding Clyde 815-964-4388. Becca’s Closet Opens – Headquarters is Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1829 N. Rockton Ave. Collecting formalwear for homecoming season thru Oct. 20. See organization listing for places and times to drop off clothing. Info: 815-962-4279. Rockford Area Spanish Conversation Meetup – Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St. 10 a.m.-noon. Every Saturday. Info: [email protected] Yoga Nidra – Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. 9-10 a.m. Age 14 and up, females and males. Fee: $13, members $12. Learn deep relaxation. Info: 815-877-0118. Get Your Goat – Angelic Organics Learning Center, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia.1-4 p.m. Pre-register. Info: 815-389-8455 or www.learngrowconnect.org. Family Skate – Carlson Arctic Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld, 4150 N. Perryville Road, Loves Park. 8 p.m. Info: 815-969-4069. Adult Grief Support Group – Beloit Regional Hospice Office, 655 Third St., Suite 200, Beloit, Wis. 6-7:30 p.m. Info: 608-363-7421. Public Skating – Riverview Ice House, 324 N. Madison St. Info: 815-963-7465. Public Skating – Carlson Arctic Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld, 4150 N. Perryville Road. Info: 815-969-4069. 50-Lap Figure 8 Race at Rockford 7:30 p.m. — Dead Sara 9 p.m. — The Offspring Friday, Aug. 31 Schnucks Great Lawn Stage 7:30 p.m. — TBA 9 p.m. — Billy Currington Oasis Stage 5:30 p.m. — Kelly Steward and the Restless Kind 7:45 p.m. — Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts 10 p.m. — The BoDeans Left Bank Stage 5:30 p.m. — The Rockin’ Johnny Band 7:45 p.m. — Moonlight Jazz Orchestra 10 p.m. — Hamilton Loomis Center Stage 5:30 p.m. — Quinteto Latino 7:45 p.m. — Natty Nation 10 p.m. — The Elders Saturday, Sept. 1 Schnucks Great Lawn Stage 7:30 p.m. — TBA 9 p.m. — Creedence Clearwater Revisited Oasis Stage Noon — Keith Country Day Rock Camp 1:30 p.m. — Rockford Area Music Industry Youth Jam winners 4:15 p.m. — Guzzardo’s Emerging Artist winners showcase 7:45 p.m. — The Handcuffs 10 p.m. — The Dunwells Left Bank Stage 12:30 p.m. — Bright Stars Celebration with Hope Despite 3:15 p.m. — After 5 Jazz Project 5:30 p.m. — Guy King Little Big Band 7:45 p.m. — The Kinsey Report 10 p.m. — Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Center Stage Noon — Mariachi Ameca 2:45 p.m. — TBA 5 p.m. — Back Country Roads 7:15 p.m. — Smokin’ Gunz 9:30 p.m. — Casey James Children’s Stage Noon-2 p.m. — Those Funny Little People 3 and 5 p.m. — Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band Sunday, Sept. 2 Schnucks Great Lawn Stage 6:15 p.m. — The Last Vegas 9:15 p.m. — Theory of a Deadman Oasis Stage Noon — Can’t Touch This 2:15 p.m. — The Missing Links 4:30 p.m. — Mr. Big Stuff 6:45 p.m. — 25 or 6 to 4 9 p.m. — Leon Russell Left Bank Stage 11:30 a.m. — RVC Jazz Ensemble with Mark Colby 1:45 p.m. — Five to Go 4 p.m. — John Allred Quartet 6:15 p.m. — Bryan Lee and the Blues Power Band 8:30 p.m. — Dirty Dozen Brass Band Center Stage Noon — Two of Us 2:15 p.m. — Fresh Hot Fritters 4:30 p.m. — Zackery Lane 6:45 p.m. — Slamabama 9 p.m. — Phil Vassar Children’s Stage 3 and 5 p.m. — Jim Gill 2 and 4 p.m. — Ballet Folklorico Speedway – 9572 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park.Final Dollar Beer Night. Daredevils of the speedway will crisscross 100 times through the “X” trying to grab the $500 payday. All four NASCAR divisions will also be in action for Late Models, Sportsmen, American Short Trackers, and RoadRunners. A fan/driver water balloon toss is also planned. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m., qualifying begins at 5:55 with the first race at 7:07 p.m.Tickets: adults, $12; students (ages 12-17) $8; kids (ages 611) $5 with children age 5 and younger, free. Info: 815-633-1500 or www.rockfordspeedway.com. Sunday, Sept. 2 On the Waterfront Festival – Downtown Rockford. Features more than 80 performers on five stages, special events, food, carnival rides and children’s activities (see related article starting on page A1 for details). 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. $12 for 2 days or $15 for 3 days; $15 1-day wristbands at gate; free for ages 8 and younger w/paid adult. Info: 815-9644388 or onthewaterfront.com. Monday, Sept. 3 Labor Day Parade – Begins at Seventh Street and Sixth Avenue, concludes at Wyman and Cedar streets, south of Davis Park. 10 a.m. Rally for Improving Births: “National Rally for Change” – Swedish American Hospital, 1401 E. State St. 10 a.m.-noon. To raise community awareness; not a protest. Info: ImprovingBirth.org. Free Pool – Whiskey’s Roadhouse, 3207 N. Main St. 9 p.m. Info: 815877-8007. Tuesday, Sept. 4 Learn to Skate Lessons – Rockford Park District. Register online at www.rockfordparkdistrict.org (click Register Now), by mail, fax, or at Customer Service locations in downtown Rockford or Carlson Ice Arena, Riverside and Perryville, Loves Park. Info: 815-987-8800. GPS Faith Community Center Reopens – GPS Faith Community, 10714 N. Second St., Machesney Park. Every Tues. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch available for $5. No preregistration needed; all are welcome. Info: 779-221-8491. Northwest Illinois Audubon Society – Oakdale Nature Preserve, 3 miles south of Freeport off Baileyville Road. 6 p.m. potluck, 7:15 program. Topic: “Invasive Plant Species.” Free. Info: 815-821-1886. Northern Illinois Pagan Alliance Meeting – Cleo’s Aroma-Pothecary, 1416 N. Main St. 7 p.m. Free. Pub Trivia – Hope and Anchor, 5040 N. Second St., Loves Park. 8 p.m. Info: 815-633-2552. The Rock River Times Commentary The new poll tax in the United States Guest Column is charged by this company for using their service, and all major credit cards are accepted (Arkansas Department of Health, 2012). The “Express Service” fee and the By Sterling E. Blackmon, Ph.D. “Under the proposed law, concealed hand- original “search fee” are non-refundable, if gun licenses would be acceptable forms of the record is not found. This was the first poll photo ID, but student IDs would not,” Eric tax, in my opinion. UPS shipping is also Holder said. “Many of those without IDs available for an additional shipping fee. I received a letter from the Arkansas Departwould have to travel great distances to get them, and some would struggle to pay for the ment of Health while trying to obtain the birth documents they might need to obtain them. certificate. The letter was notification that the information provided did not yield a person We call those poll taxes.” I wanted to know how much validity could with that name in the county I was inquiring be attributed to the claims that requiring a about, nor did they find anyone with that name person to have ID to vote is related to their with different spellings, locations and several ability to vote in the post-Obama election era years before and after the year of birth. The two options since they were not able to and was tantamount to a poll tax. As a researcher, I know that experimentation locate the birth certificate were: request the is the only true measure to prove or disprove any certificate again using different names, a difhypothesis. In my research, I used a member of ferent mother’s maiden name, a different my family who voted in Illinois for President county (I used Ouachita), and/or birth dates. Barack Obama in 2008. She already had a voter The new search required another non-refundID card, state ID from Arkansas and is elderly; able search fee — in my opinion, another poll tax. The second option was to start the process she was born July 4, 1935. My first experiment was to go to the to file (create) a Delayed Birth Certificate. Secretary of State office in Rockford to see This process required several documents with what would be needed to get her an Illinois some having to be more than 10 years old. I requested another birth certificate online State Identification Card. This was a result of her trying to open a checking account. using the same information but substituted Nevada County this The bank manager time, yielding the said Illinois requires a person to have an Twelve weeks later, I still had not same results. It was Illinois driver’s li- heard anything. I then began to call at this time I purcense or ID to open a and leave messages to the ADH. It sued the next phase of my research, the checking account. The requirements was not until I left a message and Delayed Birth Cerfor a first-time Illi- threatened to go to their superiors tificate process. The Delayed Birth nois driver’s license/ that I received a call back. Certificate process in ID card are docuArkansas requires ments that satisfy one each of Group A, B and C and two the following: a minimum of three docudocuments that satisfy Group D (Illinois ments, several of which must be at least 10 year old: 1. Full Social Security Numident Secretary of State, 2012). For Group A, we had the current state ID from printout.; 2. Hospital birth record; 3. Census Arkansas with the signature. Group B and C record (federal or local); 4. Church record; 5. was a Social Security award letter. Group D was School entrance record; 6. Insurance policy; 7. Immunization record; 8. Employment an insurance policy and a utility bill. The clerk would not accept the Social record; 9. Military service record (DD 214); Security letter for both Groups B and C, and 10. Voter’s registration record; 11. Your child’s said we would need the birth certificate to birth certificate showing you as the parent, your age and birthplace.; and/or 12. Your obtain an Illinois ID card. This concluded my first experiment. The marriage certificate. Since she was born in 1935, in the South, and birth certificate requirement to obtain a photo identification card was one that most, improvised, the birth was the result of a midif not all, people who are in states that have wife; no records existed other than an entry in passed or are attempting to pass voter ID an old Bible. So, the first task was to obtain documents that were 10 years old or later. laws was congruent. The Numident Printout was the most My next experiment was to go to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), critical part, since it showed the birth place, which is charged with maintaining Arkan- parent’s name and history of the subject. I sent for this using the form provided in the sas Vital Records birth records dating from Feb. 1, 1914, through the present. There are instructions from ADH and waited the rea limited number of birth records available quired six to eight weeks from the Social Secuprior to 1914. Those records were filed with rity Administration (SSA) FOIA area. Twelve Arkansas Vital Records after 1914. They weeks later, I was still waiting. I called the also have original copies of some Little Rock number for the SSA FOIA several times, and and Fort Smith births dating from 1881 left messages and did not receive a call back. It wasn’t until I threatened to contact their supe(Arkansas Department of Health, 2012). The Arkansas Department of Health has riors that I received the Numident Printout an online capability to order vital records, so from the SSA FOIA. This, in my opinion, was I pursued that avenue first. Arkansas Vital another poll tax, since I had to send the form Records does not accept credit cards or online UPS to ensure I had a tracking number. I never orders; however, for convenience, you can received a call as to why it took so long, just the process online requests through an indepen- copy of the Numident Printout. I used her daughter’s birth certificate, the dent company that they have partnered with Continued on page A6 ! to provide you this service. An additional fee Apartment-style living • Income-based for those 62 and over or disabled • Full-sized one- and two-bedroom apartments • Assisted living available • Dining services • Transportation to doctors appointments • On-site service coordinator • Jam-packed month of scheduled activities Luther Center 111 West State Street Rockford, IL 61101 (815) 965-0055 (847) 390-1460 TTY Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012 A 5 An Open Letter to Mayor Morrissey Guest Column it. He cared about ALL of Rockford. I worry about my grandchildren that still live there. I don’t worry so much about my other grandchildren that live in Machesney By Linda LaSalla Unless I am missing it, the City of Rockford Park. I wonder why that might be? Maybe doesn’t have an official Facebook page ... if I you should go visit the Loves Park mayor am wrong, please share the following open and see what Darryl would do. I think instead of talking to your cronies letter with Mayor Lawrence J. Morrissey. that seem to be out in the field rubbing elbows Mayor, I lived in Rockford for 45 years. I left 10 with the people (remember them?, they put years ago. Most of my family still lives there. you in office), that you go out yourself, let the folks see you, have town hall meetings, and for Every time I go back, I want to cry. Under your administration, the northwest God’s sake, listen to these people. You were an OK atand far west side has gone torney, I remember. from being a safe, wonUnder your administration, You aren’t a good mayor derful place to live and raise a family, to people the northwest and far west nor a good leader. that are terrified to walk side has gone from being a Shame on you. I don’t want to hear out of their door. I could go safe, wonderful place to live rhetoric about why you on and on, but hopefully, and raise a family, to people built this fantastic Rockyou are aware of the decay of most of Rockford. that are terrified to walk out ford Walk to bring people to our town ... From what I am hearof their door. are you really serious? ing from many friends, Now you do know that viasocialnetworking,you seem to be so out of touch with most of your Rockford isn’t just East State and Alpine, residents, it is scary. You don’t seem to be right? Do you honestly want the outside unfamiliar at all with the east side. I saw the world to see ALL of Rockford? I will send you Rockford Walk … $7.5 million that could have pictures if you have forgotten what the west been put to much better use. I recommend social side looks like now. Do you even have a networking and being more transparent to your homeless shelter in Rockford? Maybe you residents. You should pay attention to the folks should open one right by the Rockford Walk. I wouldn’t get any more comfortable in you, sir, are putting in danger. There was never the gang problem that you have now, when I that big seat of yours if I were you ... I doubt lived there. Rockford folks didn’t want Chicago’s if you will be voted in again. Thank you for your time. No need for a leftovers. There are a great deal of wealthy people in Rockford that work in and near Chi- response because there is NOTHING you cago. I was a Realtor for almost 10 years in the could say to make it better … action, Mr. ’80s. We had a great mayor, wonderful alder- Mayor, not talk. Talk is cheap. Romney is man... We had Dave Johnson... and Ken Staaf. I like you, he doesn’t have a clue. Have a good day. know that Dave is turning over in his grave. He Linda LaSalla is a resident of Corona, Calif. was a wealthy man, but you would never know 6 A The Rock River Times Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012 Money, lies and voter suppression Editorial cartoon by Charles Story Guest Column “consent from the governed” for their reverse Robin Hood scheme that substitutes for “promoting the general Welfare,” without money, lies and voter suppression. By Nancy Churchill George W. Bush said it outright: “If this Local resident, former stockcar racer What a drag democracy is for the 1 percent were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot and their Republican accomplices. Their guy easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.” So, to realize GW’s dream, Democrats are Mitt Romney couldn’t campaign his way out of a wet paper bag without zillions of dollars to being outspent 8, 10, 20 to 1. Their daily e-mails perpetuate his lies, and his running mate Paul plead with me to stop the Koch brothers and Ryan’s. Congress couldn’t produce one jobs bill, Karl Rove’s SuperPACs with at least another yet his budget plan calls for closing down the $3. Seriously, $3. To stop totalitarianism. People who feel insignificant are natupeople’s Medicare and turning it into a voucher rally drawn to the underdog, something program to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. They talk about reducing big government. I I learned racing short dirt stock car tracks for 25 years, the first take that as code for womaninaformerly removing government for the people. You They talk about reducing big all-male sport. From early on, know, government de- government. I take that as code for signed to “promote the removing government for the people. my opponents couldn’t help but general Welfare,” that derives its “just pow- You know, government designed to telegraph their iners from the consent “promote the general Welfare,” that tention to use my of the governed.” derives its “just powers from the car to break their slide in the turn, a They do not mean to maneuver that reduce government consent of the governed.” would send me into that exempts giant corporations from environmental protection the marbles, out of play. But even with earlaws, nor government that doles out huge plugs, I could hear they weren’t lifting, so I’d subsidies to Big Oil while it’s enjoying mon- lightly tap my brakes to corner early to surster profits, nor government that refuses to prise them; and instead of banking off me, hold Wall Street and Big Banks accountable they’d miss and end up hopelessly mired in for gambling away customer securities, nor the marbles themselves, while I ducked inside the government that bailed these banks out to proceed merrily on my way. What’s the political equivalent? For oppobut left their customers high and dry when nents trying to take Democratic underdogs the whole thing came crashing down. No, that government is just the right size out with money and lies, of tapping your brakes lightly to corner early to surprise to fit in their pockets. For good measure, Republican legislators them, so that instead of banking off you, across the land hasten to pass voter suppression they miss entirely and end up hopelessly ... er, “voter ID” laws ... to reduce the number of mired in their own marbles? Will public voters who might be inclined to vote Democratic opinion favoring the underdog be enough to this year. Because, let’s face it, they’d never get stop an advancing autocratic state? The new poll tax in the United States ! Continued from page A5 subject’s voter registration card, the subject’s 10 years old insurance policy and the subject’s Numident Printout and sent them via UPS to the ADH with the application for the Delayed Birth Certificate and waited another six to eight weeks, as required. That took care of the required documents. Twelve weeks later, I still had not heard anything. I then began to call and leave messages to the ADH. It was not until I left a message and threatened to go to their superiors that I received a call back. First, from a supervisor in the area, then some clerk, and finally a very pleasant woman who left me a very pleasant message and said they were working on it. I waited another four weeks, and still nothing. Then, I called and threatened them again, and got a call back the next day. This time, the woman said they could not locate the documents I sent. Since I had sent them UPS, I had the tracking information, and told her, “Let us work this backwards.” I would give her the name of the person who signed for them, and she could look on her end. It took her five minutes to find them after I had given her the person’s name. The next day, on a weekend, by the way, a supervisor from the ADH called and left me a voicemail and said she was printing and sending the Delayed Birth Certificate out that day. I got it Monday by noon via FedEx. Now that I had the birth certificate and all the other required documents, I went to the Illinois drivers’ license office I had originally begun this story with and, ironically, to the same clerk who had turned me around several months prior. We presented the same documents as before, but this time with the birth certificate, and she processed the request and gave my subject her new Illinois State ID. We then went to the bank and opened her checking account. Some would say if we hadn’t had to open the checking account, we may never have had to get the picture ID. My opinion is this: in states where the new voter ID laws are in effect, it will be very difficult for the elderly and, for that fact, anyone, to obtain the picture ID. These are people who have served their country, voted for decades and paid taxes as well. For this country to allow this “scorched earth” policy because of partisan rhetoric is reprehensible. People have fought and died for the right to vote in this country, and we pride ourselves on our willingness to play fair and by the rules, but the bureaucratic machine that is in place to discourage people from obtaining the picture ID is so inefficient that I fear millions of people will be disenfranchised in the process. And honestly, does that not appear to be the end game? Rockford resident Sterling E. Blackmon earned a Ph.D. at Capella University, has an MBA in finance from LeTourneau University and a bachelor’s degree from Wiley College. He is employed as an IT professional with Health Care Service Corporation and is an adjunct instructor with Olivet Nazarene University. First Amendment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Q uestion of the Week Vote at www.rockrivertimes.com Do you support Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of a gambling expansion bill that would have brought a casino to Rockford? LAST WEEK — 44 RESPONDENTS: Do you support the efforts of Sensata Technologies employees in Freeport who are fighting against the outsourcing of their jobs to China? Yes 75% [33 votes] No 25% [11 votes] ! ! ! Cartoon was right to reject ‘gun control’ Thank you for printing the Charles Story cartoon in the Aug. 8-14 issue that depicts an armed man atop a pile of bodies being confronted by an unarmed female. It drives home the point that mass shootings typically occur at “gun-free” zones and at businesses that post a little sign that states “No Firearms Allowed.” As we know, criminals ignore laws and those signs. In fact, such locations are magnets for murderous cowards where law-abiding citizens are deprived of the means of self-defense. It is also a reminder that Illinois is now the lone holdout of the 50 states that have no provision allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a loaded firearm in public. Mr. Story is correct to reject “gun control” in favor of criminal control, since private citizens successfully defend themselves with firearms millions of times each year. Keep up the advocacy, Mr. Story, and eventually we will create a safer society when citizens have the means to protect themselves — and others — in public. William J. Lee Rockton ! ! ! Look at me Watching what our politicians and leaders say and do is little in comparison to the repairs of the damage that others have done in the past. We keep doing new things, and we should be workingtowardthemistakesofthepast.Smaller government puts more jobs out in the public. States are so far in the hole financially. We should be looking for ways to change that problem and bring that part of the wasteful spending to a stop. We should make all accountable for wasteful spending across the country, just as you hold people for other crimes. There should be someone to watch those who are giving out the money. That should be watched way better than it is. White-collar crime with no prison time? The threat of prison time may make some who steal like that think. Kieth Nielsen Rockford ! ! ! Where has the good music gone? I’m 60, and I grew up in Rockford listening to the greatest rock & roll, rock, and blues music ever recorded and performed, so I am pretty opinionated when it comes to music. I have been to every On the Waterfront Festival since the beginning and have listened to a lot of great music there. For the last few years, the music there has really gone downhill for me. Some of the great shows I saw there were Robert Cray, Tab Benoit and Webb Wilder. I am not going to pay admission for the privilege of the outrageous food prices, people watching (go to the City Market for that), or any of the music groups listed there this year. I hope younger people enjoy the music, but it’s too bad they won’t have the opportunity to hear any of the truly great music groups anymore because O.T.W. won’t book them. Doug Campbell Rockford Letter to Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board Guest Column By Patricia Pearce RN, Referral Department, H. Douglas Singer Mental Health Center The following letter was sent to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board in Springfield, Ill., Aug. 9, in regard to the decision about Singer remaining open for service for people with mental illness. I am respectfully requesting the Board keep Singer open for the following reasons: Every day at work, I receive referrals from 21 counties in Illinois for admission to Singer after referring caseworkers have searched five services themselves and turned to the hospital search service ABS (Advanced Behavioral Services) that searches throughout Illinois. We have a waiting list for admission since there are no community services available as testified by the caseworkers. The caseworkers serve nine network agencies. Singer has always required proof that Singer is the service of last resort. There has been miscommunication to the governor about the number of counties served by Singer after no community service is available. The cost of people with mental illness housed in emergency departments and jails is far more than serving them appropriately at Singer. Please review the following data regarding Singer’s area of service when allowed: 1. North Central Behavioral Services ... LaSalle, Bureau, Marshall, Stark, Putnam counties 2. Robert Young Center ... Rock Island, Mercer counties 3. Human Services ... Peoria County 4. Bridgeway Center ... Knox, Henderson, Warren, Henry counties 5. Sinnissippi Center ... Whiteside, Lee, Ogle, Carroll 6. Family Counseling Center ... Stephenson, Jo Daviess counties 7. Ben Gordon Center ... DeKalb County 8. Rosecrance Ware Center ... Winnebago, Boone counties Thank you for your time on this important decision and the people in need in the above areas. The governor needs accurate information. Families and children are represented by the citizens living in these areas who can return to productive lives with help. Community service is not available, or people would not be living in jails and emergency departments. 7 Presidential election: Obama leads in ... Rock River Sweep from Janesville to ... News/Renewable Energy The Rock River Times ! Continued from page A1 edging Obama 47-46 percent. According to OpenSecrets.org, the Center for Responsive Politics, as of Aug. 28, Obama’s campaign has raised $348.4 million in comparison to Romney’s $193.3 million and spent nearly $263 million in comparison to Romney’s $163 million. Obama’s campaign is carrying a debt of $2.8 million, while Romney’s campaign is debt-free. Obama’s campaign has $87.7 million in cash on hand, in comparison to Romney’s $30.2 million. Breaking down the donations, 39.6 percent of Obama’s individual contributions have come from small donations, while 80.7 percent of Obama’s top five Romney’s indi- contributors are as vidual contri- follow: 1. University of butions have California, $491,868; 2. come from large Microsoft Corp., donations. $443,748; 3. Google Inc., Obama has re- $357,382; 4. DLA Piper, ceived $348 mil- $331,715; and 5. Harvard lion in individual University, $317,516. contributions with nearly $138 million in small individual contributions and $214 million in large individual contributions. Romney has received $192.4 million in individual contributions with $37 million in small individual contributions and $156.6 million in large individual contributions. Obama’s campaign has received zero dollars from political action committees (PACs), while Romney’s campaign has received $838,481 from PACs. Romney has also selffinanced $52,500 of his campaign in comparison to $5,000 in self-financing for Obama. Neither candidate has accepted federal funds. Obama’s top five contributors are as follow: 1. University of California, $491,868; 2. Microsoft Corp., $443,748; 3. Google Inc., $357,382; 4. DLA Piper, $331,715; and 5. Harvard University, $317,516. Romney’s top five contributors are as follow: 1. Goldman Sachs, $676,080; 2. JPMorgan Chase & Co., $520,299; 3. Morgan Stanley, $513,647; 4. Bank of America, $510,728; and 5. Credit Suisse Group, $427,560. By state, Obama has received $30.5 million from California, nearly $19 million from New York, nearly $10 million from Illinois (his home state),$9millionfromMassachusetts(Romney’s home state) and $8 million from Florida. Romney has received $17.6 million from California, $13.5 million from New York, $13.5 million from Texas, $13 million from Florida and $5.6 million from Massachusetts. Obama’s top five sectors include the following: 1. Other, $43.3 million; 2. Lawyers & Lobbyists, $15.7 million; 3. Finance, Insurance & Real Estate, $12.1 million; 4. Miscellaneous Business, $12.1 million; and 5. Communications/Electronics, $10.9 million. Romney’s top five sectors include the following: 1. Other, $29.2 million; 2. Finance, Insurance & Real Estate, $28.6 million; 3. Miscellaneous Business, $12.2 million; 4. Lawyers & Lobbyists, $7.7 million; and 5. Health, $6.4 million. The Energy & Natural Resources sector has donated $4.2 million to Romney’s campaign and $1.3 million to Obama’s campaign. OpenSecrets.org ranked Obama’s quality of disclosure at 85.6 percent and Romney’s quality of disclosure at 76.9 percent. Kinzinger supports Romney’s energy plan U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., issued a statement Aug. 23 in support of Romney’s plan for energy independence. A member of the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee, Kinzinger said the following in his statement regarding Romney’s energy plan: “Few challenges are so vital to the future of our nation as the need to dramatically reduce the current and growing reliance of the United States on imported petroleum — oil oftentimes imported from regions of the world hostile to the interests of the United States. Gov. Romney understands that only through a comprehensive energy policy, as the one he proposed today, will the United States see increased energy independency, stable energy prices and the creation of much-needed high-paying jobs here at home. Additionally, several economic reports have noted that over 1 million jobs could be created through the benefits from affordable energy and demand for products that use gas. “After nearly four years, President Obama’s commitment to energy independence never moved beyond his campaign speeches. From stonewalling the permitting process to blocking the Keystone Pipeline, his opportunity to lead on this issue has passed. American businesses and consumers have suffered the consequences of his inaction long enough. “Gov. Romney is a forward-thinking leader who will tackle our pressing issues. He is exactly what we need right now to begin America’s economic comeback.” Following is Romney’s energy plan, as presented on his campaign website, mittromney.com: As president, Mitt Romney will make every effort to safeguard the environment, but he will be mindful at every step of also protecting the jobs of American workers. This will require putting conservative principles into action. Significant Regulatory Reform The first step will be a rational and streamlined approach to regulation, which would facilitate rapid progress in the development of our domestic reserves of oil and natural gas and allow for further investment in nuclear power. ! Establish fixed timetables for all resource development approvals ! Create one-stop shop to streamline permitting process for approval of common activities ! Implement fast-track procedures for companies with established safety records to conduct pre-approved activities in pre-approved areas ! Ensure that environmental laws properly account for cost in regulatory process ! Amend Clean Air Act to exclude carbon dioxide from its purview ! Expand NRC capabilities for approval of additional nuclear reactor designs ! Streamline NRC processes to ensure that licensing decisions for reactors on or adjacent to approved sites, using approved designs, are complete within two years Romney’s top five contributors are as follow: 1. Goldman Sachs, $676,080; 2. JPMorgan Chase & Co., $520,299; 3. Morgan Stanley, $513,647; 4. Bank of America, $510,728; and 5. Credit Suisse Group, $427,560. Increasing Production The United States is blessed with a cornucopia of carbon-based energy resources. Developing them has been a pathway to prosperity for the nation in the past and offers similar promise for the future. ! Conduct comprehensive survey of America’s energy reserves ! Open America’s energy reserves for development ! Expand opportunities for U.S. resource developers to forge partnerships with neighboring countries ! Support construction of pipelines to bring Canadian oil to the United States ! Prevent overregulation of shale gas development and extraction Research and Development Government has a role to play in innovation in the energy industry. History shows that the United States has moved forward in astonishing ways thanks to national investment in basic research and advanced technology. However, we should not be in the business of steering investment toward particular politically favored approaches. That is a recipe for both time and money wasted on projects that do not bring us dividends. The failure of windmills and solar plants to become economically viable or make a significant contribution to our energy supply is a prime example. ! Concentrate alternative energy funding on basic research ! Utilize long-term, apolitical funding mechanisms like ARPA-E for basic research Following is information about Obama’s energy plan, as presented on his campaign website, www.barackobama.com: President Obama has made protecting the environment a priority, moving us toward energy independence, investing in clean energy jobs, and taking steps to improve the quality of our air and water. As of November 2010, the Obama administration’s policies have helped create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the clean energy industry. President Obama enacted the largest expansion of land and water conservation and protected wilderness in a generation. He also created the America’s Great Outdoors initiative to develop a community-led conservation and recreation agenda for the 21st century. President Obama is committed to putting in place an “all-of-the-above strategy” to develop every available source of American energy while making sure we never have to choose between protecting our environment and strengthening our economy. ! Continued from page A1 is open weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. From Rockton to Fordham Dam The Rock River Sweep is the second annual cleanup of the whole 285-mile length of the river.GoogleRockford’sSportscoreIorRockton’s Settlers’ Park for directions. WTVO 17/WQRF-FOX 39, Rock River Homeowners Association, Rock River Enterprises, Rockton Friends of the Rock, The Rock River Trail Initiative and The Rock River Times are co-sponsoring the cleanup of the northern section of Winnebago County from above the Rockford Fordham Dam to above Rockton on the Rock River. For registration for the Rockford, Loves Park and Machesney Park section, we will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Sportscore I Park in Rockford and in Rockton. Door prizes will be awarded and cleanup assignments made. We plan to be off the river no later than 3 p.m. For the Rockton section, we will meet at the gazebo at Settlers’ Park at Blackhawk Boulevard and Hawick. Put in either at Rockford Marina, Martin Park, Sportcore I for the Rockford, Loves Park and Machesney Park section. For the Rockton section, put in at Macktown Forest Preserve, Jensen Forest Preserve, the Rockton boat launch on Hononegah Road across from Hononegah High School, Rockton Hononegah Forest Preserve or Settlers’ Park. We will clean the stretch from Fordham Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012 A Dam up to the Roscoe Shallows and leave trash at Sportscore I. For the Rockton section, trash may be left at Settlers’ Park. More announcements may be made for trash drop-off ports. Questions? For the Rockford, Loves Park and Machesney Park section, call Rock River Enterprises and Rock River Homeowner Association’s Steve Lucas at (815) 243-8742 or e-mail him at [email protected] AND for the Rockton section, call Loren Floto at (815) 624-7622 or e-mail him at [email protected] From Fordham Dam to Hinchcliff FP The Rock River Sweep is the second annual cleanup of the whole 285-mile length of the river. Prairie State Canoeists, The Illinois Paddling Council, Paddle and Trail, The Rock River Trail Initiative and The Rock River Times are co-sponsoring the cleanup of the South Rockford Reach of the Rock River. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Blackhawk Park in Rockford for registration. Door prizes will be awarded and cleanup assignments made. We plan to be off the river no later than 3 p.m. Put in either at Blackhawk Park or at South Park behind La Famiglia. REACH We will clean the stretch from Fordham Dam down to the south end of Blackhawk Island and leave trash and takeout at Hinchcliff, at the former Ace of Diamonds property on the southwest end of Blackhawk Island and at La Famiglia. Questions? Call Tom Lindblade at (630) 207-9500. Can green jobs solve unemployment? ! Continued from page A1 from sales of Energy Star appliances and more fuel-efficient cars and trucks as their presence in the marketplace is driven by federal mandates. Only 2 percent of the firms surveyed reported using renewable electricity, heat or fuel. Efficiency and renewable energy have been experiencing rapid growth over the past decade, but the industry remains dependent on high energy prices and government mandates. In the book Lights in the Tunnel, Martin Ford postulates that accelerated growth in technology will continue to have a highly disruptive impact on global and local economies. While politicians seeking public office often campaign on the promise of being able to generate more jobs than their opponents, they fail to address the issue of declining mass employment opportunities as technological advances and outsourcing eliminate an everincreasing number of jobs. In a market economy, people need jobs to earn sufficient income to meet their needs for food, shelter, clothing and other factors. We were reminded of technology’s advance when we witnessed cement being poured for a house foundation. Instead of several workers pulling the end of a chute to distribute the cement, one worker used electronic controls to move it to the desired locations. Another example is the use of bar codes on items sold in stores that feed the information into a computer, which indicates which items need to be ordered. In a large box store, it is technically possible to use automated skids to move pallets of goods onto the shelves, eliminating jobs. According to a recent posting in Robotic Nation, robots were used to eliminate labor unrest in a knitwear factory in Hong Kong. New machines were introduced that cut the labor force from 80 to six, while eliminating worker complaints about low wages. Drones are being used for military purposes and in civilian applications. For surveillance purposes, they can be equipped with facial recognition cameras, infrared cameras or tasers. If so used, what protections exist for ordinary citizens? Ford believes the rapid pace of technological advancement will dramatically reduce job opportunities for both laborers and professionals. If technological advances occur at a rate that leaves a growing number of workers without jobs, an opportunity exists to reorganize the economy along more equitable and environmentally sustainable lines. Drs. Robert and Sonia Vogl are founders and officers of the Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA) and coordinate the annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair. E-mail [email protected] 8 A Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012 News The Rock River Times Founders Market — Reshaping the South Main Corridor Staff Report If you haven’t been to Founders Market this summer, you might want to check it out. This emerging market is on the verge of breaking new ground in building a vibrant, community-based enterprise. Described as a neue concept, open-air community market, for food growers, artisans and cultural-creatives — Founders Market operates with Old World themes in mind, and a mission to cultivate and support sustainable living practices. Thefolkswhohelp run Founders Market will gladly take you on a tour of three on-site organic vegetable gardens that are the product of “Eco-Advocates”—a workingpartnership with Angelic Organics Learning Center and YouthBuild Rockford. The very impressive EcoAdvocates program goes full-circle in combining urban agriculture training with GED preparation and support services. Eco-Advocate students are enthusiastic about their involvement in the hands-on planning, design and implementation of the gardens, as well as the daily care, harvest and marketing of their products. This year’s harvest includes 5 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, greens of all kinds, peppers, string beans, carrots, just to name a few. The tomatoes are the best you’ll ever taste. Another highlight of Founders Market is its location. On-site is SALVAGE TOO, Rockford’s Re-Use Center, where you can explore three expansive floors of reclaimed and recycled goods. For artisans and craftsmen, this is considered the place to find just about anything for a home construction or arts project. New items arrive daily. While you’re there, ask about the SALVAGE TOO FOSSA Re-Use Contest (Functional Objects, Structural and Sculptural Art). Part of a national competition started in San Francisco, the FOSSA Contest includes all building Photo by Frank Schier projects as well as stand-alone creations created predominantly from reclaimed materials — entries will be accepted through September. Founders Market is open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturdays of the month, through Sept. 15. It’s super easy to find, just south of downtown at 907 S. Main St., with plenty of on-site parking. Founders Market is definitely something to experience. Don’t delay, there are only two market days left this season. Paddle and Trail celebrates second anniversary with community events Staff Report Paddle and Trail is celebrating its second anniversary by hosting a free open house at the Regional Activity Center in Loves Park 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. The public will have the opportunity to try out kayaks and stand-up paddleboards and fish for free. Sunday, Sept. 2, they continue the celebration with “Celebrate Rockford Day,” starting with a Breakfast Paddle to the Burpee at 8:30 a.m., and visiting the Rick’s Picks exhibit at the Burpee. The festivities continue later in the afternoon at the Milliennium Center, 220 S. Madison St., Rockford at 3 p.m. with a free reception featuring guest speaker Frank Schier speaking about the “Rock River Trail Initiative.” The winner of the “Gear Up. Head Out. Photo Contest” will also be announced. After the reception, guests are invited to head over to enjoy the On the Waterfront music festival. To join any of Paddle and Trail’s Second Anniversary celebration events register at www.paddleandtrail.com or call (815) 636-9066.
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