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Statement regarding leaf vacuuming: Rock River Disposal has notified the City that the leaf vacuuming program has ended for the 2018 season, due to the earlier than normal snowfall.
Sometime in the Spring of 2019, Rock River Disposal will conduct a two week long Spring clean-up, which will include the continuation of leaf vacuuming. When this date is determined, the City will make every effort to notify Rock River Disposal’s customers.
Please keep in mind, the City of Loves Park is not the provider of the garbage service or leaf vacuuming program.
Please direct any customer questions, comments and concerns to Rock River Disposal at 815-965-2489. #cityoflovespark
6 p.m. – City of Rockford Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:15 p.m. – Sky Lights Fireworks Show
The parking lots and garages labeled in red are recommended parking lots for guests attending Stroll on State. Parking in downtown parking decks will be $5 per car. Surface lots are free of charge. On street parking is free and posted regulations apply.
The shuttle bus locations include:
Illinois Bank & Trust
4048 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
Heartland Community Church
1280 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108
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AWARDS AND PROMOTIONS: Congratulations to Officer Kathyrn Kubik who received the Letter of Commendation (unable to attend the ceremony), and Officer Bryce Davis who received the Medal of Lifesaving for dislodging an object from the throat of a choking infant in August.
Today, RPD also celebrated the promotions of Officers Robby Hatfield and Michael Fitzgerald to investigators, Detectives Apostolos Sarantopoulos and Mark Jimenez to sergeants, and Sergeants Robert Reffett and Ty Eagleson to lieutenants
New Milford Fire Protection District will be hosting it’s Annual Pumpkin Smash on November 3rd. From 11-2
We will have Pumpkins or you can bring you own to drop from 30 feet in the air on to a car. We will also be displaying our new Ladder Truck. We will have chilli, cornbread, hot chocolate and soda available. We will also have information regarding the proposed tax referendum coming up on the November ballot. Thank you for your continued support.
Hey Friends if any of you can support our mission I’d be forever grateful. Our mission this Halloween is to keep our children safe and warm all while having a blast at Ken-rock Community Center Halloween Spooktacular🧡
This Wednesday is Ken-Rock HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR!
I’m looking for about 10 AWESOME people to hand out candy at all the game stations with me 🙂
This is my 4th year hosting the SPOOKTACULAR at KRCC. and it’s a blast!
AFTER THE SPOOKTACULAR I BUY PIZZA FOR ALL OF MY VOLUNTEERS AND THEIR KIDS AND WE HAVE OUR OWN LITTLE PRIVATE HALLOWEEN PARTY IN THE GYM, GAMES AND BOUNCE HOUSE ALL TO OURSELVES!
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Look up as Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend!
(CNN)The night sky will showcase shooting stars this weekend, visible in all parts of the sky, around the world.
The Orionid meteor shower may not be the most spectacular of the year, but it delights in other ways. The Orionids appear each year between October 2 and November 7.
The peak occurs when the Earth passes through a debris stream left by the Comet Halley as we intersect it’s orbit each year at this time.
They radiate from the well-known Orion constellation, but you don’t have to look in the direction of the constellation to see them. In fact, you probably shouldn’t because those meteors will have short trails and be harder to see.
The best time to see this meteor shower, which could produce 10 to 20 meteors per hour during the peak window this weekend, is when the moon isn’t dominating the night sky. That’s because these meteors are more faint than the Perseid meteor shower.
The debris from the Comet Halley’s nucleus creates the trail of debris responsible for the Orionids meteor shower.
While the meteor shower will peak in the overnight hours of early morning on October 21 and 22, the best view will be during a brief window between the setting of the moon and the beginning of morning twilight. Allow yourself an hour or two to observe. You can check timeanddate.com to see when the shower peaks in your area.
Orionids are also hard to see because they’re so fast. They zip into our atmosphere at 41 miles per second, vaporizing in our upper atmosphere about 60 miles above the Earth’s surface. Some have been clocked at 148,000 miles per hour. But there’s no danger of these bright meteors colliding with Earth. Some of the meteoroids are only the size of a grain of sand.
But they leave beautiful gas trails that can stretch out for seconds after the meteor itself is gone. Or they can break up into bright fragments.
Find an open area away from the city that will afford you a wide view of the sky, and don’t forget to bring a blanket or chair and dress for the weather. Allow yourself time for your eyes to adjust to the dark. And you won’t need binoculars or telescopes to enjoy the show.