Search

What's Nearby

Home

Events

Restaurants

Shopping

Local Places

Stories & Polls

Buzz Videos

Buzz Merch

Login

Rockford Peaches are headed to Midway!

Rockford Buzz

Posted On: May 6, 2024

Share

Featured Places

Peaches aren't just from Georgia! They're from Rockford, Illinois and they are BACK! 🍑⚾️


Watch the women of the Rockford Peaches Baseball Living History League play ball, and celebrate Midway Village Museum's first event of the season in the Victorian Village! ✨


Play starts at 1 pm. Gates open at Noon. Come early to watch teams warm up.


In addition to the Peaches game, visitors can enjoy Midway's Living History experience in the Village with costumed interpreters sharing stories of Rockford history.


Limited seating is available; picnic blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. Please note this event is outdoors and visitors will need to dress for the weather. The event is rain or shine. 🌧️☀️


Rockford Peaches Exhibition Game in the Village

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Gates open at 12 Noon

Admission:

Adults: $14

Child (5-12): $12

Seniors: $12

Children 0-4 and Members are FREE


You can purchase tickets HERE

Questions? Call 815-397-9112.

More Stories

Midwest Kayak Fishing Symposium

If you have fished from shore but are looking for more, a kayak may be what you are looking for. 🚣‍♀️ Want to make the dive into Kayak Fishing? Are you leery of making beginner mistakes? Having a hard time finding dependable information to help get you started? Looking to take your kayak fishing game to the next level? Then you will want to join Rocktown Adventures at the Midwest Kayak Fishing Symposium. ✨This is an interactive informational and educational event for all levels of kayak anglers. People just getting involved in the sport to more seasoned anglers, there will be something valuable for every angler. 🎣For more details or to register please visit https://bit.ly/41I8sXP.

Share

Info

Spicy Dishes at El Pueblo Restaurant

Spicy Dishes at El Pueblo Restaurant

El Pueblo Restaurant, located at 1527 Broadway, Rockford, IL 61104, is serving up fresh authentic Mexican cuisine that comes to your table hot and fresh. We headed over for an amazing dinner and to try one of the spiciest items on the menu. Keep reading to see if we survived the heat!Before we get to the hot takes, we have to talk about the margaritas. We tried the classic lime and mango margaritas and these bad boys will keep you coming back for more. These were light and refreshing while packing a punch! The mango was sweet and delicious and the classic lime is a crowd pleaser.Next up, we tried the flautas, filled with chicken, topped with sour cream and cheese, and served with rice and refried beans. This classic dish was simple perfection and served a satisfying crunch. The shredded chicken had a great flavor, and this mild dish is perfect for the whole family.  We finished off with the Diabla Shrimp, a spicy shrimp dish served with tortillas, rice, and beans. When they say spicy... they mean spicy. This dish is not for the faint of heart and will make you sweat. If you love heat, this is the dish for you! The heat builds on itself with each bite and the flavor is a testament to the authentic flavors. If you think you are up to the challenge, bring on the heat!Next time you are craving a great margarita and authentic Mexican cuisine, head over to El Pueblo and explore their menu. See you there, Rockford!

Share

Info

Friday Night Flix is Back!!

Rockford's biggest outdoor movie theater is getting ready, and so should you! This year Friday Night Flix is featuring 3 movies. 🎬🧞‍♂️Aladdin on May 31st🫏 Shrek on June 28th🤠 Toy Story on July 26thADMISSION IS FREE TO ATTEND!Pre-movie activities begin at 6:30 PM.The movie begins at dusk.More details about the movies, pre-movie programming, presenting sponsors, food truck announcements, and parking information will be announced soon!In the event of inclement weather during Friday Night Flix, announcements will be posted on the Friday Night Flix and Davis Park Facebook pages.

Share

Info

Affordable Healthcare To Keep Your Lungs Strong

There are Doctors out there who believe taking care of your health shouldn't break the bank! 🏦👩‍⚕️ Dr. Nafsi has been a pulmonologist for over a decade and in that time she saw patients struggle with overly large bills and hidden fees. So about a year ago, she decided to open her own practice where she could control the price. The Rockford Pulmonary Clinic is a small, pulmonary office, where Dr. Nafsi uses her low-overhead and direct-to-patient billing to keep costs low. By billing directly with her patients, they know exactly how much each service will cost before they even leave the building. No hidden fees are waiting to pop up a month later! When doctors bill through insurance first, there is often a heavy markup that Dr. Nafsi can avoid by not going through that process first. Her office will submit to their patient's insurance for the patient's reimbursement upon request. You also don't NEED a referral or even insurance to be seen!She has a membership plan for $725 a year. This plan gives you UNLIMITED visits to the office and it covers everything. The average cost to see a pulmonologist in Illinois is $104. If you or your family member needs to be seen at least once a month, this would run you at least $12,000 a year just to be seen,Also, she provides lung cancer screening through a partnership with Forest City Diagnostic Imaging for only $125. This can cost $800 through most large corporation healthcare centers. Dr. Nafsi is the only pulmonologist in the US who uses direct-to-patient billing to keep her patients healthy without breaking their bank. She focuses on affordability and accessibility, providing specialized services and treatments for respiratory and sleep conditions. As a fee-for-service clinic, she can offer her patients a more affordable alternative to traditional healthcare options, without the burden of insurance policies or complicated referral processes. She believes every patient deserves access to the highest-quality medical care and is dedicated to providing just that. I hope more doctors follow in her footsteps!You can learn more at www.rockfordpulmonaryclinic.com

Share

Info

Alchemy at Aldeen

Alchemy at Aldeen

Alchemy at Aldeen on 1902 Reid Farm Rd, Rockford, IL 61107, is fine dining with a beautiful view of the golf course. We ventured out to enjoy the view and the menu!First off, shout out to the amazing staff. We had the best service and a wonderful experience. We dove right into dinner with the Filet Sliders, served with your choice of side and a garlic aioli, these generous filets were served on a sweet bread that blended the flavors perfectly. Prepared to a medium temp, these are a great spin on the classic slider elevating the flavor and experience. The fries came out crisp and hot, topped with parmesan cheese.  Next up, the Parmesan Chicken Tower. A tower indeed, they stand two large chicken breasts on top of each other with marinara, mozzarella, and fresh basil and serve it on top of the cheesiest alfredo pasta you've ever tried. This generous serving is perfect for taking home, or making sure you don't leave hungry. Pair it with a glass of your favorite wine or a specialty cocktail to complete the experience.  Be sure to check out there amazing dessert menu to end your night with a touch of sweet. Enjoy the smooth ambiance, beautiful views, and delicious menu at Alchemy at Aldeen. See you there, Rockford!

Share

Info

Rockford's Home for Vintage Pieces

Too often people find themselves in the middle of the grief process having to plan a funeral and estate sale with little time or warning. And often, it's just not possible to run an estate sale from your own home. So Deb and Kurt started the Estate Sale Shop, took in all the estate sales they could, and kept them running as long as possible. This gave the grieving families time to part ways with their loved one's estate.The Estate Sale Shop has stunning, well-cared-for, vintage furniture and so much more. It's like a treasure trove of pre-owned vintage items. I could get lost in here every day, finding new pieces that catch my eye. 👁️🏴‍☠️They are open Wednesdays through Sundays at 320 N Alpine Rd Suite 300. Go check out their stuff soon!

Share

Info

Bloopers Time!

I never truly understood how fast time flies when you're having fun. I cannot thank everyone enough, but I'd like to try.Thank you, Jake, for the opportunity to join the Rock Buzz team and for giving me the ability to be creative every day. You are by far the best boss I've ever had. You are a true role model and endlessly patient and kind!Thank you to every local business, artist, and author that has allowed me to share their stories. Every one of you has opened my eyes to new perspectives and given me new reasons to love Rockford!Thank you to all the Sponsors of Rockford Buzz. Your contributions have made it possible to grow the Rock Buzz team and spread joy & positivity to other communities like our own. Without all of you, I wouldn't be here!Thank you to all the followers out there! I am so happy to see all of the comments from other Rockfordians who love our city as much as I do. I am astonished by the number of people who see my work and come back to watch more. Thank you so much for watching. There are no words to describe how grateful I am for these last three months. I am looking forward to the future and am excited to wake up every day and say, "Hi Rockford!"

Share

Info

The Best Love Stories Are Funny

Join Vanessa and Brian on their vacation in Annabella in July! This is the last production for Artists' Ensemble Theater's 23-24 season! This lighthearted comedy is a barrel of laughs that asks us to take a look at the people we love and find new reasons to love them every day. ❤️This show will be running at the Cheek Theater on Thursdays through Sundays until May 26th. You can purchase tickets HERE

Share

Info

Pasta Flight and No Mercy at The Pomodoro

Pasta Flight and No Mercy at The Pomodoro

The Pomodoro at 6500 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111, has an amazing menu waiting for you to discover your new favorite. We headed out to give it a try!  First off, we had to start with Mozzarella Pomodoro, two jumbo pieces of fresh, breaded handcut mozzarella deep fried and served with marinara. When they say jumbo, they mean it! This shareable appetizer is for cheese lovers everywhere. They even top the cheese with more cheese! What else could you ask for? A generous serving of sauce ensures everyone can dip to their heart's content.After that, we dove right into their Pasta Flight. Select any 3 of their specialty pastas to create your own experience. This is the perfect go to for you if you can never decide which pasta you want. We tried the Eight Finger Cavatelli, Short Rib Pasta, and Gnocchi Alfredo. The Eight Finger is a house specialty: handrolled cavatelli- made fresh everyday; ricotta, provolone, parmesan, breadcrumbs, all in vodka sauce. This is a doughy pasta with an indulgent texture you can't experience anywhere else! The Short Rib pasta is penne, 8-hour braised short rib, red wine, beef broth, and parmesan that makes a savory pasta that can warm you straight to the soul. There is a generous portion of meat and the pasta is prepared perfectly. The Gnocchi is stuffed with Ricotta, pan-fried, and served in house alfredo with parmesan. Biting into these releases the ricotta in a pleasantly melty delight. Never having to commit to a single pasta again is a life changer!We couldn't leave without trying the No Mercy pizza. Edge to edge pepperoni, stacked 2-3 deep with fresh mozzarella. This pizza has so much pepperoni it comes off a bit spicy, but pepperoni lovers will rejoice over the flavor. New York style slices are foldable and delicious!Stop out to The Pomodoro for your next lunch or dinner! You can't go wrong with a great menu, awesome staff, and full bar. See you there, Rockford! 

Share

Info

Best Butcher Shop in the Rockford Area!

Best Butcher Shop in the Rockford Area!

It's time to dust off your grills and get cooking!! What is your go-to local butcher shop for all your grilling needs?

Share

Info

Meet The 3 Women Who Want To Help You Heal!

I had the most incredible experience meeting three amazing souls: Melissa Paluzzi, Rachel Bonaquisti, and Lilia Mendoza! They want to help people become their best selves. ❤️Melissa is an intuitive, master hypnotic coach, energy coach, and life coach! She teaches many classes and performs hypnotherapy sessions. She loves delving into past life regression and future life. She can even help you find your inner child and soothe them! Rachel is a Reiki Master and performs chakra rebalancing, sound healing, and can read angel cards. Think of reiki as a cosmic recharge! It's super relaxing, helps ease stress, and can even give your body a little nudge to heal itself. So, it's like a cozy blanket of positive energy wrapped around you!Lilia is a Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in Somatic Release and HeartMath. Somatic release has to do with letting go of pent-up emotions stored in the body through stretching or massage. HeartMath is like a workout for your heart and mind that helps you find balance and harmony in a chaotic world.Between the three of these lovely women, you can heal your soul and live a better life. There's honestly so much more I could say about their services and practices, but there's simply not enough time! 😅To book a session with Melissa or Rachel, you'll need to reach out via text or phone call. As for Lilia, you can book a session online at www.mindfulsoulmassagetherapy.com☎️ Melissa: (815) 319-3176☎️ Rachel: (815) 543-9860📍 6072 Brynwood Dr. Suite 100, Rockford, IL 61114

Share

Info

Cars & Coffee 2024 is here!!

🚗☕️ It's Cars and Coffee time! They're not just your average car show – they're a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, with all proceeds benefiting Katie's Cup! From cars to trucks to motorcycles, they've got it all, plus displays, demos, games, contests, prizes, and 50/50 raffles!🗓️ Mark your calendars for the first Saturday of the month, April through October, from 9:00 AM to Noon.🆓 It's always free to join in or simply watch the action!📍 Find them in the parking lots of the Rockford Public Schools Admin Building at 501 7th Street, Rockford, IL 61104.♿ They're accessible to everyone – wheelchair-friendly, bike-friendly, walker-friendly, stroller-friendly, and your leashed furry friends are welcome too!🅿️ Plenty of parking, including handicap-accessible spots on the lot and streets. See you there! 🐾

Share

Info

Diner Classics at Doc's Diner

Diner Classics at Doc's Diner

Doc's Diner, located at 6499 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111, is your local neighborhood diner that serves up your classic favorites. The atmosphere is a fun collection of automobiles and memorabilia from decades past, and the staff is friendly.We had to start with the classic biscuits and gravy, and when they say gravy... they mean it. Two biscuits were swimming in delicious sausage gravy, with chunks of sausage in every bite. Each bite was tasty and we understand why this is a diner classic. Served with bacon or sausage, you won't leave hungry.Next up, classic eggs and hash. The hash was prepared crispy, which is my favorite way to enjoy hash. The eggs were buttery and cooked to your liking. This classic breakfast is served with a pancake to add a little sweet to your savory.  You can't go wrong with the classic diner experience at Doc's Diner. And with childhood favorites like Mickey Mouse Pancakes, this is quickly going to be your new family favorite. See you there, Rockford!

Share

Info

Let's Celebrate the Bees and Friends!!

🐝Get ready for POLLINATOR PALOOZA at Severson Dells! 🐝This fan-favorite, family-friendly FREE event will be BACK on May 4th from 10 am-2 pm!🦋Celebrate our pollinators with crafts, activities, hikes, and more! AND LIVE BUTTERFLIES!!!!!🌭PLUS, Big Jon's- Belvidere, IL. Food Truck will be on site!🦇Severson Dells' partners Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter, Winnebago County Soil & Water Conservation District, Natural Land Institute, Nature At The Confluence, Illinois Native Plant Society, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Rock Valley Garden Center, Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves, & more (including a composting co-op!) will also be on-site bringing their expertise!Enjoy this FREE event, made possible with funding from Dr. Louis & Violet Rubin fund with the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and from Nicor Gas.

Share

Info

Happy Birthday Medicare 411!!

Grab a cake and light some candles, we've got a BIRTHDAY in the house!!🎂🎂🎂Happy Birthday Medicare 411! We love to see a local Rockford business thrive, and we love all you do for the people in our community! ❤️Medicare 411 was established in 2017 by Tracey Fults to assist local seniors with their Medicare Enrollment. They are not a call center. There is not an 800 number. They are locally owned and operated, and they care deeply about the senior citizens in our community. That’s why Tracey and her team have helped hundreds of people make important healthcare coverage decisions. If you have questions about your 2024 Medicare plan, call Medicare 411 at 815-329-6937 and LIVE EASY!

Share

Info

Thank You to Our Platinum & Gold Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

×

Post Interaction!

By clicking "Interested", "Like", or "Favorite" cool things happen!

Add the event, place, or deal to your "My Rockford" page

Let's us know what kind of Stories and Videos you like

Log in to interact!