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It's Galentine's Day at The Pickin Chicks!

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Posted On: February 8, 2024

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The Pickin Chicks have been doing estate sales around Rockford for the past 10 years, but did you know that they have a store too!? Tonight (2/8), tomorrow, and Saturday they're hosting a sale. Tonight features some extra guests with Hidden Creek Estates, Wonderland Sweets, and Plain Jane Art joining the fun. You can find all the fun at 9958 N Alpine Rd in Machesney Park!

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Emma and Jake Visit Harmonic Haze

Emma and Jake dropped by Harmonic Haze in the Midtown District to see what they're all about. Harmonic Haze is a family-owned hemp dispensary that is open Tuesday through Saturday. Drop in at 106 7th St, Rockford to ask Zack and Brian more about their inventory!

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Gratitude Bistro

Emma and Jake met up with Amy from Gratitude Bistro, a Vegan Crepe and Panini Food Truck! She closes for the spring on April 15th to travel for work but will be back up and cooking sometime this summer. Go check Amy out Fridays through Sundays at the Forest Plaza.

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Meet the People Behind TMT Renovations!

Emma and Jake got to meet the people behind TMT Renovations and check out some of the work they've done in and around the Rockford region! 🔨 They're new to the area, so give them all a big Rockford welcome! 🤗

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Emma & Jake visit The Happy Canna Co & Mapleglen

Emma & Jake were invited to meet some of the people and see what's happening at two of our local dispensaries, The Happy Canna Co. as well as Mapleglen Care Center! Check out the video to see some of the amazing people that work there as well as a peek inside the stores.

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Jake & Emma Check Out Southern Smoke BBQ Pit

Jake and Emma head to 1624 18th Ave in Rockford to learn about BBQ, caramel cake, and soul food from Derrick at Southern Smoke BBQ Pit. 🔥 Check out the video to hear Derrick and Donna's story!

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Thank You for Getting Us To 20,000!

Thank you so much to the 815 for all your love and support!

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Octane Restaurant is Now 27 Aluna!

Pat is bringing Filipino cuisine to Rockford with his rebranded restaurant, 27 Aluna! Jake can vouch that it's REALLY good! Check out the video to learn more and at the end (when you're hungry) you can head to 124 N Main Street to try it yourself.

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What's Behind the Name Three Ravens Pottery?

Jake heads down to the Midtown District to learn about the meaning behind the name Three Ravens Pottery. It turns out that the story is WAY cooler than Jake could've imagined. Check out the video and then head on down to 1009 5th Ave to meet our local King of pottery! 👑

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Musician Bryan T is coming to Rockford for the Revival Kingdom Muzic Event

Come down to Patriot's Gateway Community Center (615 S 5th St, Rockford) for a live performance by Bryan T from Kingdom Muzic! The event is free to the community, all ages, and kicks off Friday, February 16th at 5:00 PM! Thank you to Brother Carlos and Brother Lon for bringing this event to Rockford!

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Favorite Local Flower Shop

Favorite Local Flower Shop

Love is in the air, and we love to express it with flowers in February! Who is your local go-to for that one of a kind bouquet for yourself or someone you love?

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It's Love Your Library Month for Rockford Public Library!

Show off your library card at a bunch of local restaurants and retailers to get some sweet deals! 📚 It's going on all month long and there are new places being added all the time. Follow the Rockford Public Library on social media for the latest list of participating businesses. Support your local businesses AND our library during Love Your Library Month! ❤️

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The Buzz Team is Growing in 2024!

Welcome Emma and Rebekah to the Buzz team! Emma will be helping Jake with the Rockford market and Rebekah is going to be launching Janesville Buzz in just a couple of short weeks. We're so excited to be growing and it's all thanks to the support of our sponsors and all the wonderful people that watch and engage with our content.

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Fleet Details will Make You Car Look Showroom Fresh

Tareck and Brett took their side hustle and turned it into a business! If you want your car to be as clean as a showroom vehicle, reach out to Fleet Details. They just opened their first location in Cherry Valley and still offer the mobile detailing service they started the company with. 🧼 Check out the video to learn more about them, their story, and to get the catharsis that only comes from watching something be cleaned. 😌

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Jake Learns Who Katie from Katie's Cup Is

If you've never been to Katie's Cup, 502 7th St, you're missing out. They're space is absolutely amazing and all the things they do for Rockford, and especially Midtown is pretty incredible. From their library, to live music and interesting lectures, and of course the coffee and food. Katie's Cup does so much for Rockford and it's all in honor of their namesake. 😁

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The 2024 Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition is Happening!

Rockford Park District is hosting their annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition this weekend! The sculptors started working on Thursday and are due to finish today. Race on down to Sinnissippi Park to see the sculptures while they're still here!

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