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Winter Has Come to Northwest Illinois!


Some Events This Weekend!

FHN Festival of Trees Holiday Movie Series for children on Saturday with the remaining schedule as follows:

All at 10 am
Nov. 16 — Thor: The Dark World PG-13 ($3.50)
Nov. 23 — Labyrinth PG (FREE)
Nov. 30 — Frozen PG ($3.50)

Fall Instrumental Music Concert at Highland Community College – Friday November 15 at 7:30 pm in the Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre at Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport.

Congratulations to Area Football Teams in the State Quarter Final Games!

Quarter final games for area teams this weekend:

Class 1A
Lena-Winslow at Stockton, Saturday, Nov. 16, 1:00 pm
Winner will play either Ottawa Marquette or Chicago Leo

Class 3A
Winnebago at Stillman Valley, Saturday, Nov. 16, 1:00 pm
Winner will play either Aurora Christian or Seneca

Class 4A
Harvard at Rockford Lutheran, Saturday, Nov. 16, 1:00 pm
Winner will play either Chicago Phillips or Geneseo

Class 6A
Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge at Rockford Boylan, Saturday, Nov. 16, 1:00 pm
Winner will play either Lake Forrest or Batavia

If your team keeps winning, then plan on the championship games at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb:
Class 1A, 2A, 3A & 4A: Friday, November 29
Class 5A, 6A, 7A & 8A: Saturday, November 30

Final Stephenson County Barn Tour Sunday, October 13

This is the 10th and final year for the barn tour. It runs from 1 to 4:30 pm . You can spend a leisurely fall afternoon in the country on a self guided tour of three unique barns in Stephenson County where you will learn the stories behind their distinctive charm. There will be a special presentation at The Rafters Restaurant, 9426 W. Wagner Road, Lena at 3:15 pm. Knoxville, IL barn restorationist, Trillium Dell Timberworks, will present the program. Refreshments and tours of The Rafters will be offered. (Call Martha Ebbesmeyer at 815.235.2165 for details)


Let’s Have a Good Weekend – Looks Like Football Weather!

High School Football Games Tonight:

Jefferson (0-2) at Freeport (0-2) – 7:15 pm

Orangeville (2-0) at Aquin (1-1) – 7:30 pm

Lena-Winslow (1-1) at Durand (0-2) – 7:30 pm

West Carroll 0-2) at Forreston (2-0) – 7:30 pm

Milledgeville (1-1) at Galena (1-1) – 7:30 pm

Dakota(1-1) at Eastland-Pearl City (2-0) 7:30 pm

Football Forecast for Friday, September 13 – Dress for cool weather. Will be in low 60’s at game time and by the end the game upper 40’s to low 50’s. No rain predicted.

And a Reminder to Enjoy Area Farmers’ Markets Since the Season Will be Ending Soon!

Freeport, Illinois – Parking lot at Meadows Shopping Center,1880 S. West Avenue (old K-Mart Store lot)
7 to 11 am Saturdays and 1 to 5 pm Tuesdays – Ends October 29

Freeport, Illinois – Highland Farmers Market, Highland Community College, 2998 Pearl City Road, Freeport, 3 to 6 pm Wednesdays – Ends October 2

Freeport, Illinois – 721 W. South Street (CVS Parking Lot)
Saturdays 7:30 to 11 am. – Ends October 5

Orangville Farmers Market – Richland Creek Trailhead at the Jane Addams TRail, 101 N Ewing Street, Orangeville, Saturdays, 8 am to noon – Ends October 12

Galena, Illinois – Commerce Street by old Market House, 123 N. Commerce St., Saturdays 7am to 12 pm – Ends October 12

Lena, Illinois – Parking lot 100 Main St., Saturdays, Downtown Lena, 8 to 11am – Ends September 28

Monroe, Wisconsin – Courthouse Square, Wednesdays 2 – 5:30 pm, Saturday 8 am – 1 pm –Through mid October

Mt. Morris, Illinois – Mt. Morris Public Library, 105 S. McKendrie Ave., Wednesdays 3 to 6 pm – Ends September 25

Don’t Miss Pretzel City Brewfest Saturday September 14 – Now This Sounds Like Fun!

The event will be held in Downtown Freeport from 1 to 6 pm with a craft beer tasting and food vendors on Douglas Street across from the Library. It is a fundraiser for downtown revitalization. Soon Freeport will have its own Brewery! For full details go to http://www.pretzelcitybrewfest.com/


It’s Friday September 6, and it Looks Like a Beautiful Weekend!

If you like football, lots of area high school teams are playing tonight.

Guilford at Freeport – 7:15 pm
Stockton at Aquin – 7:30 pm
Lena-Winslow at Dakota – 7:30 pm
S. Beloit at Forreston – 7:30 pm
Orangeville at Millegeville – 7:30 pm
Galena at Durand – 7:30 pm

And don’t forget Lena Lions Fall Festival with all of its activities. Details at http://villageoflena.com/modules/contentbox/content/Resources/Events/lions.pdf

If you like Greek Food and music, you should go to Greek Fest at Sts Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at 108 N. Fifth Street in Rockford. It is 5 to 10 pm today, noon to 10 pm Saturday, and noon to 8 pm Sunday.
For more information go to http://gogreekfest.com/index.html


You Know Fall Is Coming When It Is Time for The Lena Lions Fall Festival on September 6 – 7

Lena Lions 63rd Annual Fall Festival, Downtown, Main Street, Lena. Friday: 6 pm to 10 pm; Saturday: 10:30 am to 10 pm. This “Cadillac of Small Town Festivals” offers a variety of activities, including carnival rides, games, food, stage entertainment, parade on Saturday at Noon, a BBQ on Saturday, and raffle tickets for a new car and ATV. (815-369-4304)

Spencer Tracy Film Festival Starts Tomorrow – Another Terrific Event!

August 23 – 25 at the Lindo Theatre, 115 S. Chicago Avenue, Freeport. Friday: 7 pm; Saturday: 1 pm and 7 pm; Sunday: 1 pm. Spencer Tracy, one of Hollywood’s most cherished actors, comes home to Freeport where his parents lived and where he enjoyed many happy times as a child. Four prized films will be presented on the Lindo Theatre’s big screen. In attendance at Friday’s film will be Tracy’s granddaughter-in-law, Cyndi Tracy and his great grandson, Shane Tracy. A Film Festival Reception will be held on Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm at 9 East Coffee, 9 East Stephenson Street, Freeport at which the Tracy family members will appear and present information about Spencer. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine from Famous Fossil Winery will be offered. $5 per film and $20 for the reception. (815-232-8419)


Friday at 7 pm: “Boom Town” (1940)

Saturday at 1 pm: “A Guy Named Joe” (1943):

Saturday at 7 pm: “The Actress” (1953)

Sunday at 1 pm: “Bad Day at Black Rock” (1955)


Another Great Event in Friendly Pearl City on Saturday, August 24!

The annual Pearl City Homecoming will be celebrated from 10 am to midnight on Saturday, August 24. Enjoy this community festival with a parade, roast beef dinner, games, midway, pork chop bbq, entertainment, and fireworks. Call 815-291-3400 for more information.

Coming Soon – Lena Fall Festival 5K Run/Walk – Register Before August 23.

Saturday, September 7, 2013 Lions Park, 300 N. Washington Street, Lena. Registration: 7:30 am; Race: 8 am. Come for a day of exercise and fun during the Lena Fall Festival. Awards for the fastest and refreshments for all. T-shirts guaranteed for pre-registered. Sponsored by the Lena Community Park District. Before August 23: $15; After August 23: $20. (815-369-5351)

Summer Will Soon Be Over – Enjoy the Last County Fair of the Year in Northwest Illinois!

The fair season ends this week with the Winnebago County Fair which starts Today and runs until August 18 at Pecatonica, Illinois. This year it features Country Superstar Jo Dee Messina on Saturday, August 17.
For more details on the fair go to http://www.winnebagocountyfair.com/