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Doty Park Sprayground Opens For Season Belvidere Park District, 365 W. Locust St...............................May 25 Summer Cinema 8:30 PM Belvidere Park’s Baltic Mill, 815-544-6242....................................................................May 25 Colorvibe 5K Race Boone County Fairgrounds, thecolorvibe.com...............................................................May 26 Memorial Day Parade 9:30 AM Downtown Belvidere, 815-544-2014..............................................................May 28 Belvidere Park Pool (Grady Pool) 916 West Lincoln Avenue, 815-547-4500.....................................June 1-Aug 5 American Cancer Society - Relay For Life Bo. Co. Fairgrounds - Denise, 815-621-3640............................June 2 Hooked On Fishing Spencer Conservation Area, 815-547-7935, cooncreekcasters.org..............................June 2 Belvidere Youth Baseball Ice Cream Social Bo. Co. Fairgrounds..................................................................June 3 Concerts in the Park, Locations online at boonecountyarts.com, 815-544-6242..................................................... Sunday Evenintgs 6:30 PM............................................................................................................June 3 - July 22 Healthy Living Expo Belvidere North High School, 815-544-9893 9 AM - Noon............................................June 5 Tin Butchers’ Annual “Scrap Drive” & Swap Meet Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, Sam 815-973-9304, scrapdrive.com..............................................................................................................June 9 Safety Town Day Camp Laurel Ratcliffe 815-547-6173, laurel.ratcliffe@aim.com..................................June 12-15 Zurko Late Night Flea Market Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, Robert Zurko 715-526-9769, robertzurko@aol.com..................................................................................................................................June 16 Neighbor Night Festival - Poplar Grove .........................................................................................................June 16 Ill. Paint Horse Assoc. Show Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, Jerry Wyrick 309-826-3634, jwyrick300@ctechinternet.com...................................................................................................................June 23

HERITAGE DAYS - Downtown Belvidere & Boone County Fairgrounds Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24 www. facebook.com/belvidereheritagedays • 815-544-2612 See Our Ad On Pages 22 & 23 Heritage Days Mural Painting, Downtown Belvidere, 9 AM - 9 PM.....................................................June 21 Heritage Days Steak, Dessert & Wings Cook Off, Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, 5 - 10 PM.........................June 22 Heritage Days Kansas City BBQ Competition, Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, 8 AM - 6 PM....................June 23-24 Heritage Days Paint on State, Downtown Belvidere, 9 AM................................................................June 23 Heritage Days Pig Roast & Beer Tasting, Mobil Quik Stop 1901 N. State St, 1 - 5 PM ....................June 23 Heritage Days Live Music (Miles Nielsen) Downtown Belvidere, 7 PM.............................................June 23 Heritage Days Parade,,Downtown Belvidere, 3 PM.............................................................................June 24 Heritage Days Fireworks, Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, 9 PM........................................................................June 24 VFW Support The Troops Golf Outing at Swan Hills VFW Post 1461, 1310 W. Lincoln Ave., 815-544-2014................................................................................June 25

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BELVIDERE TOWNSHIP.... Serves residents within the city limits of Belvidere as well as the approximately 9,000 residents that reside outside the city limits. Belvidere Township has 79 miles of road, 73 subdivisions with approximately 120 cul-de-sacs and 4 subdivision pending outside the city limits of Belvidere. Belvidere Township is involved in many programs throughout the year. We sponsor a Shred Day Program to destroy unwanted documents each Spring. We provide a drug collection site for unused and outdated medicines in the summer. In 2012 local voters authorized Belvidere Township to negotiate electric rates for residents and small businesses in the township. For your safety Belvidere Township has five tornado sirens. The sirens will use the following tones to indicate weather warnings. These are used in Boone County. Neighboring communities may have other signals. Regular testing is the first Tuesday of each month. Steady Tone: When the tornado siren goes off with a steady tone, and sounds for three (3) minutes (that is a long time), it means the Weather Bureau has issued a tornado warning. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted in the area. Go to the basement or nearest tornado shelter. Tornado Watches: There is no siren signal for a tornado watch. If you get this message over the television or other media, it means the Weather Bureau has issued a tornado watch. Conditions are right for the formation of a tornado, but none has been sighted. Be alert for the warning siren.

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Belvidere Township 8200 Fairgrounds Rd.

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VFW

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WELCOME TO BELVIDERE & BOONE COUNTY Dear Belvidere Guide Reader, Hello and welcome to Belvidere, “Illinois’ City of Murals”! I am pleased to share with you all that our beautiful, thriving community has to offer. I invite you to use this guide and find out more about why Belvidere is such a great place to live and raise a family or open a business. Belvidere, which means “beautiful to view,” is located on the Kishwaukee River, considered to be one of the most pristine rivers in Illinois. Murals depicting Belvidere’s rich history have turned our downtown into a work of art and are a sight to behold on many of our buildings. Life is good in Belvidere! We have a spirited community, excellent school district, strong local labor force, and a progressive city government that are teaming up to build a better Belvidere. Whether you are already a Belvidere resident, thinking of becoming one, or just visiting, we’re glad you’re here!

John Hugo Kaiser Post 1461 Honoring The Dead By Helping The Living.

com.mu.ni.ty (noun) a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests & goals.

Would You Like To Join A Community Organization That Is Involved In YOUR COMMUNITY? Become A Member Of The Boone County Veteran’s Club, VFW Post 1461, Men’s Or Women’s Auxiliary. Our clubs support the community, Veterans & their Families. Community involvement includes the local food pantry, Belvidere Youth Baseball, the Conservation Dist., local Boy Scout Troops & More.

Call To Find Out About Membership.

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Yours truly,

Mike Chamberlain Mayor of Belvidere On behalf of Belvidere Township, I hope this guide helps you to enjoy all that Belvidere/Boone County has to offer. Township government is the oldest form of government in North America, beginning in 1636 and in Illinois in 1848. Belvidere Township began in 1850 There are nine townships in Boone County and these elected officials represent what is most commonly referred to as the government closest to the people. General Assistance, Property Assessment, and Road & Bridge Maintenance are the three basic services provided by our Township. Other services provide a link to the community that includes, but is not limited to, senior citizens programs, youth programs, assistance to the disabled, and cemetery maintenance. Townships serve their citizens from the cradle to the grave. Enjoy all that Boone County and especially Belvidere Township has to offer, this is truly a great place to live and visit, our people care. Visit us on the web at www.belvideretownship.org. See our ad on page 10.

Bill Robertson Bill Robertson Belvidere Township Supervisor BELVIDERE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 130 South State St., #300 is located inside the PNC Bank building, Downtown Belvidere. The Chamber serves visitors as a community information center offering maps, Boone County calendar of events and a variety of information covering Belvidere and Boone County. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (closed for lunch); call the chamber at 815-544-HELP (4357) for more information. Also visit us on the web at http://www.BelvidereChamber.com or email Tom Lassandro, Executive Director at tlassandro@belviderechamber.com BELVIDERE CEMETERY HISTORICAL TOUR and PETTIT MEMORIAL CHAPEL designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, North Main Street and East Harrison, Belvidere (turn east on Harrison at North State). Self guided tours through the cemetery include visits to the graves of two Revolutionary War veterans, a Confederate soldier, and Civil War Generals Allen C. Fuller and Stephen A. Hurlbut plus the Pettit Chapel. Tour information is available at the Cemetery office Monday through Friday 8-12 and 1-4. Call the Cemetery office 815-547-7642. See our ad on page 43. BELVIDERE FAMILY Y.M.C.A., 220 W. Locust St., Belvidere. Facility includes 6 lane indoor swimming pool, sauna, gymnasium, wellness center which includes cardiovascular & strength training equipment, social room with kitchen facilities, summer camp and before & after school care. Memberships are available to purchase. Daily guest passes are available to purchase for non-members. Scholarships for individuals or families are available for those that qualify. For more information please call (815) 547-5307, fax (815) 547-7012, belviderefamilyymca.org. See our advertisement on page 33.


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Good Morning! Breakfast Served Any Time. Eggs Any Which Way (But Boiled)

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Gyro Skillet

$6.99

(Gyro meat, onions, tomatoes & feta cheese)

Egg Beaters available for 99¢ extra

Philly Steak Skillet

$7.59

(Philly steak, onions, green peppers & Swiss cheese)

Four Egg Omelets Served with potatoes, toast, butter & jelly. Egg Beaters or egg whites 99¢ Extra English muffin 50¢ extra

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Fresh Spinach Omelet (Loaded with feta)

$6.99

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(ham, onion, green pepper, mushrooms & cheese stuffed with hash browns)

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$6.79 $6.79

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$6.99

(ham, onion, green pepper & cheese)

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(mushroom, green pepper, onion, tomato, broccoli & cheese)

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$9.49

(Strip steak pieces, mushrooms & onions)

Chicken Philly Skillet

$4.99 $5.99 $6.49 $6.99

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(Stuffed with grilled biscuits, hash browns, cheese & covered with our rich country gravy)

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$6.79 $5.99

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2017 Boone County Fair August 8-13

Good For One Ear Of Roasted Corn

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• Inspect & Lubricate Steering System • Inspect & Adjust Carburetor • Test Engine RPM’s & Adjust • Clean Air Filter Element or Replace* • Check Starting, Charging & Ignition Systems • Inspect Shift/Clutch Mechanism & Lubricate • Inspect Throttle-Control Cable, Check Operation • Check Safety Switches • Test Overall Performance *Replacement If Necessary. Parts Extra

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A Great Place To Live Our area is a great place to live. It’s a great place to raise a family. One of our basic purposes is to serve the financial needs of this area. The money we lend is used to send kids to college, finance new businesses, which create new jobs and much, much more. We’re an equal housing lender.

• FREE Checking • FREE Senior Checking • FREE Internet Banking • Bill Pay • Mobil Deposit • Mobil Banking App

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• DEBIT CARDS • CHECKING ACCOUNTS • SAVINGS ACCOUNTS • CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT • SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES • AUTOMOBILE LOANS • PERSONAL LOANS • HOME IMPROVEMENT LOANS • REAL ESTATE LOANS

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Lobby Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. 9 AM - 4 PM; Fri. 9 AM - 5 PM; Sat. 9 AM - Noon Drive-Up: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. 8 AM - 4:30 PM; Fri. 8 AM - 6 PM; Sat. 8 AM - Noon

Stock Up For Summer Entertaining! We’re pouring on the good times with refreshing summer savings on all of your favorite spirits.

COLD BEER...................................domestic, craft & imported QUALITY SPIRITS..................................................all varieties SUMMER WINES............................................perfectly chilled WINE COOLERS............................................variety of flavors TASTY MIXERS...................................soda & specialty mixes & ICE FOR YOUR COLD SUMMER DRINKS!

American Legion

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For more information & to schedule your visit, give us a call

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• Beauty/Barber services • Multipurpose room • Country Store • Assistance with transportation • Financial assistant available • Long term care insurance & • VA Aid & Attendance accepted

Affordable Assisted Lifestyle Community For Adults 65 & Older Managed by Gardant Management Solutions

Boone County Council On Aging

The Boone County Council on Aging is dedicated to all older adults and their caregivers by reaching out with programs to help enrich and improve their quality of life.

◆ Public Transportation ◆ Medical Car Escort ◆ In-home Care ◆ Medicare Assistance ◆ Keen Age Auxiliary

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Dari-Ripple In The Heart Of Belvidere

Join Us For Our Special Heritage Days Activities!

Hard & Soft Ice Cream Sundaes Cyclones Shakes Fruit Smoothies Slushies Fountain Drinks Ice Cream Sodas Floats Iced Coffee Italian Ice Hot Sandwiches Novelties Cotton Candy

Come See Our Original Tree Carving Designed & Created By Two Local Artists! MEET ME AT THE CONE!

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Certified Angus Beef (CAB) In Our Meat Departments

• Homemade Salads & Our Original Broasted Chicken - Both Are Our Deli Department Specialties • Large Beer & Liquor Dept. With Walk-In Beer Coolers • Save More & Buy Our “Always Save” Items Comparable to Aldi’s With Price Match • Check Out All Of Our Dollar Items Throughout Our Stores • Delivered Daily Fresh Produce • Mobil Gas Available At Both Locations • Gas Loyalty Program Available

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Boar’s Head Meats & Cheeses In Our Deli Dept.

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Boone County’s Largest and Most Read Publication! Established in 1947, the Boone County Shopper is an all advertising publication that is delivered to homes and businesses on Thursdays by mail. The Shopper’s primary target market is Boone County including the city of Belvidere and four villages: Poplar Grove, Caledonia, Capron and Garden Prairie. The Shopper contains a cross section of advertising that consists of display ads, auctions and want ads (line ads). Our publication has a circulation audit and readership survey completed every other year. The Shopper has a circulation of more than 20,000 and it covers 99% of Boone County each week. 76% of its target market regularly reads the Boone County Shopper. 81% of the readers frequently purchase products and/or services from advertising seen in the Boone County Shopper. Deadlines are Mondays at Noon for display ads and auctions, Tuesdays at Noon for want ads (line ads). The Boone County Shopper is open Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM central time. Additional information is available by phone at 815-544-2166, fax 815-544-5558 and at 112 Leonard Court, Belvidere, IL 61008. The email address is info@boonecountyshopper.com.

View The Shopper Online At www.boonecountyshopper.com To pick up a free copy see the list of locations on page 46 of this guide.


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Belvidere/Boone County

Churches ASSEMBLY OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES, INC.............................................................320 N. Main St., Belvidere BELVIDERE FIRST AG belvidereag.com..............................................................1105 Seventh Ave., Belvidere BELVIDERE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH.....................................................230 Van Buren, Belvidere BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH..............................................................................................5831 Tripp Rd., Belvidere BLAINE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH blainechurch.us..................................7200 Blaine Rd., Poplar Grove CALEDONIA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH caledoniachurch.com.........................14730 Oak St., Caledonia CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH cbcbelvidere.org........................................................312 N. State St., Belvidere CAPRON LUTHERAN CHURCH capronlutheranchurchelca.org...................................155 S. 2nd St., Capron CAPRON UNITED METHODIST............................................................................................250 W. North, Capron EAST PARK BAPTIST CHURCH eastparkbaptistbelvidere.org............................531 Bellwood Dr., Belvidere EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH becov.magix.net.....................................220 E. Harrison St., Belvidere FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH faithbaptistbelvidere.org...........................................1637 Seventh Ave., Belvidere FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH fbc-belvidere.org..................................1255 West Jackson & Appleton, Belvidere FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH belvpresbyterian.org...........................................221 N. Main St., Belvidere FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH fumcbelvidere.org.......................................610 Bonus Ave., Belvidere GRACE POINT COMMUNITY CHURCH gracepointchurch.org.......................2940 Charleston Ct., Caledonia HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH trinitybelvidere.org................................217 E. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere HUNTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH hunterchurch.us...................................3315 Hunter Rd., Caledonia IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH immanuelbelvidere.org................................1045 Belvidere Rd., Belvidere IMMANUEL NORTH immanuelnorth.org.................................................................13535 Rte. 76, Poplar Grove OPEN BIBLE CHURCH openbiblechurchbelvidere.com.....................................8567 Townhall Rd., Belvidere POPLAR GROVE UNITED METHODIST pgumc.us.................................................105 E. Grove, Poplar Grove REDEMPTION CHURCH (Sundays @ 11:30 AM) redemption.cc..............................221 N. Main St., Belvidere ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH stjamesbelvidere.org............................................402 Church St., Belvidere ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST..................................................................401 N. Main St., Belvidere UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST.....................................................................10990 U.S. Route 20, Garden Prairie WILLOW CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH willowcreekpc.org.....................7300 Belvidere Rd., Caledonia ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH zionbelvidere.com...........................................................1300 Pearl St., Belvidere


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THE BELVIDERE IOU CLUB was established in 1924 by twenty downtown businessmen to engage in charitable activities involving Belvidere/ Boone County children. The club has grown to a 50 local businessperson organization that annually hosts the Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Parade, First Grade Christmas Program and IOU Club Shopping Tour. The IOU Club contributes to many local youth-focused organizations such as the Belvidere Family YMCA, Belvidere Park District summer camp program, Boone County Conservation District summer camp, Belvidere Youth Baseball, School District 100/Rock Valley College Running Start Program and many other worthwhile youth activities. The Club meets weekly on Friday, Noon - 1 PM at the BackStop Grill and Dana Carroll is the current president. To contact the IOU Club, email jwolf9541@aol.com. BELVIDERE LIONS CLUB: We Serve! The vision statement of Lions International is to be the global leader in community and humanitarian service and our mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs. The Belvidere Lions Club enjoys being active and serving our community. Money raised at our Lion Food Pavilion at the Boone County Fair is used for local, state and international needs. The club meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the VFW. Interested in becoming a Lion or a Leo or for more info contact us at Belvidere Lions, P.O. Box 398, Belvidere, IL 61008 or call 815-978-9064. BELVIDERE PARK DISTRICT has been serving the community since 1919 and offers a variety of recreational, educational and fun activities for the whole family. Summer activities include our popular summer camps, swimming and swim lessons, athletics and other stimulating recreational programs for the whole family. Don’t miss some of our special events this summer such as our Youth Triathlon, Kite Fly and Summer Cinema. Visit our new Doty Park Sprayground...for a detailed list of offerings, pick up “The Go Guide” at the Park District at 1006 W. Lincoln Avenue, Belvidere, call us at 815-547-5711 or visit us at www.belviderepark.org. See our ad on page 19. THE BELVIDERE ROTARY CLUB, established in 1920, is one of the oldest and most prominent fraternal and social organizations in Boone County. Rotarian service focuses on strengthening fellowship, vocational service, community service and international service encompassing actions to expand Rotary’s humanitarian outreach. The Belvidere Rotary Club supports over 30 local and international charitable causes. The Club has developed a Global Project supporting a preschool program in Morocco and last year sponsored a North Boone student for a one year exchange program in South Korea. Club members meet every Wednesday at Noon. From May through October they meet at the Belvidere American Legion and from November through April at the Belvidere Family YMCA. For further details don’t hesitate to contact a Rotarian or call Past President Claire Gierat at 815-979-3200. BOONE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, (P.O. Box 311, Belvidere) formed in 1987, is a local arts organization established to encourage and facilitate the use of public and private resources for the development and support of the Arts. The Council presents art enrichment programs for schools, performances by artists, summer concerts in Belvidere Park, a county wide student art show, Paint on State for Heritage Days, and mural promotion & enhancement. Memberships start at $10 yearly for individuals. Please call for information at 815-544-6242 or visit www.boonecountyarts.com and Facebook. BOONE COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT, 603 N. Appleton Road, Belvidere, IL, operates with a mission of preserve and manage natural resources and open spaces for ecological, educational and recreational benefits of present and future generations. Since its creation in 1964, the district has preserved more than 3,000 acres of parks, trails, and preserves. Features include 900 acres in the Kishwaukee River Valley, 800 acres in picnic areas and conservation areas, over 30 miles of hiking, biking trails, including 15 miles of the Long Prairie Trail which stretches across northern Boone County. The Nature Center/Visitor’s Center, open year round, is utilized by schools and the public. It includes a summer day camp, public programs, and distribution of a newsletter. On site there is a historic trail which includes two historic log cabins as well as an herb garden, a butterfly garden & a rain garden, which peak with the annual Autumn Pioneer Festival held the fourth full weekend of September. The Roger D. Gustafson Nature Center hours are 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Phone (815) 547-7935. Website: www. bccdil.org See our advertisement on page 31.


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815-765-7061 13502 Julie Dr., Poplar Grove Come In & Watch Your Favorite Teams

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Domestic Pitchers. . . . .$7.00 Shot Special...............$2.50 Import Bottles............$3.50 Walleye Dinner...........$9.50 Sliders.........................$1.25 Wings.............................60¢

MONDAY Domestic Pints...........$2.25 Well Drinks.................$3.00 Shot Special...............$2.50 Wings.............................60¢

TUESDAY Domestic Bottles.......$2.25 Jager Bombs..............$4.00 Captain & Coke..........$3.50 Beef Tacos..................$1.00

THURSDAY Long Island................$5.75 12” Cheese Pizza.......$6.50 Wings.............................60¢ Sliders.........................$1.25

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SATURDAY Guinness Drafts.........$4.00 Bacardi Flavors..........$3.50 Crab Legs.................$13.99

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Roger D. Gustafson Nature Center 603 N. Appleton Road Belvidere, IL (815) 547-7935 Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 - 4:30 www.bccdil.org

Be sure to stop in and grab a brochure or ask us about our FREE newsletter.

Visit our conservation areas: • Hammertime Unleashed Dog Area • Spencer Conservation Area • Kinnikinnick Creek Conservation Area • “Lib” Conservation Area (Shelters Available) • Distillery Conservation Area • Long Prairie Trail Recreation Path • Flora Prairie (Nature Perserve) • Tuttle/Clarkson Natural Area • Edwards Park and Conservation Area • Beaver Bluffs Conservation Area Volunteer Opportunities Available Autumn Pioneer Festival (4th Full Weekend in September) (Hammertime Unleashed Dog Area)


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Kid’s Haircut $11 (10 and Under)

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BELVIDERE FAMILY YMCA We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities 220 W. Locust St., Belvidere (815) 547-5307 www.belviderefamilyymca.org

We Have Activities For All Ages Belvidere Family YMCA members enjoy a full range of fun and exercise, including a variety of adult and youth programs . . . plus we have the latest in contemporary fitness equipment. The Belvidere Family YMCA is your place to belong for life.

• Swim Lessons • Rent The Y For Birthday Parties, Dances, Meetings & More • Family Nights

• Water Fitness • Martial Arts • Sport Leagues • Adult Leagues

• Before & After School Club • Summer Camp

• Fitness Center • Weight Room • Fitness On Demand • Much, Much More

Visit our website for the current brochure and more information at www.belviderefamilyymca.org Hours: Monday-Friday 5:00 AM-10:00 PM Saturday 7:00 AM-5:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM-3:00 PM

Featured Attractions: First car made at Belvidere Chrysler Plant, 95th Regiment Flag carried by Boone County Soldiers, Duxtad Cabin, and many, many more local historical items.

314 S. State St., Belvidere, IL 815-544-8391 www.bcmuseumofhistory.org Hours: Closed Sundays & Mondays, Tuesday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-3

ASK US ABOUT HOSTING YOUR NEXT EVENT AT THE MUSEUM!

The Mission of the Boone County Historical Society is to stimulate interest in Boone County history through education, research, collection and preservation of artifacts and archival materials. The Museum was established in 1968 to preserve the history of Boone County by displaying and interpreting artifacts.


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Whether your idea of recreation is active participation or quiet relaxation, you’ll find something for everyone in our beautiful valley setting. Located on 1 1/2 miles of Kishwaukee River frontage, just 3 1/2 miles east of Belvidere. Holiday Acres features 460 improved sites with water & electric plus 60 primitive sites.

PARK FACILITIES • Saturday Night • Fishing Karaoke 8 PM - 12 PM • Playground • Camp Store • Free Hay Rides • Coin Laundry • Mini Golf • LP Gas • Bike Rentals • Hot Showers • Cabin Rentals

Summer Season SPECIAL EVENT WEEKENDS 7050 Epworth Rd. Garden Prairie, IL 815-547-7846 www.holidayacres.net

BOONE COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING, The Keen Age Center, 2141 Henry Luckow Lane, Belvidere, IL 61008. Telephone: 815-544-9893 (Voice & TDD); Fax 815-547-7373. Website: www.keenage.org. Office hours 8:00-4:30 Monday-Friday. The Boone County Council on Aging is a multipurpose agency dedicated to all older adults, their families and their caregivers by reaching out with programs to help enrich and improve their quality of life. Services include: Computer lab, educational programs, information and assistance, in-home care, medical car escort, nutrition programs, outreach, public transportation, recreational and social programs and volunteer opportunities. Support groups include Diabetes Self Management, Low Vision, Parkinson’s, Caregivers, Grief and Veteran’s Club. A limited variety of medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bath chairs, and other assistance devices are available through the Lending Closet. Educational programs such as To Your Health, Memory Café, My Decisions, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Chef on the Run, Smart Drivers are offered throughout the year. People of all ages are invited to this facility. Services of the Boone County Council on Aging are made available, in part, with funds provided under Title III-B and Title III-E of the Older Americans Act, GAP Filling Funds, and the Illinois General Revenue Funds through Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging. Funding for transportation is received through a Section 5311 grant with Boone County from the Illinois Department of Transportation and Downstate Operation Assistance Program funds through Rockford Mass Transit District. Funds for transportation are also provided by the State of Illinois Donated Funds Initiative from Title XX of the Social Security Act administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Department on Aging. Reimbursement is received from the Illinois Department on Aging for services provided under the Community Care Program. Funding is additionally provided by Boone County, the City of Belvidere, Belvidere Township, Poplar Grove Township, Bonus Township, Flora Township, Boone Township, Spring Township, Caledonia Township, Manchester Township, and the United Way of Boone County. A significant portion of the BCCA budget is derived from contributions from individuals, groups, clients, users and fundraising projects. View our ad on page 26. BOONE COUNTY FAIR: Country Star Trace Adkins will be headlining the 2018 Boone County Fair, 8847 Rt. 76, Belvidere on Saturday, August 11th at 8 PM. The six fair runs from Tuesday, August 7th through Sunday, August 12th. The fair features the Queen and Little Miss Pageant Tuesday evening in front of the grandstand. Wednesday evening features the Diesel Pickup Truck Shoot Out Challenge. Tractor Pulls all day Thursday with Super Tractor & Truck Pull Thursday evening. Friday evening is the Professional Bull Riding event with Muttin Busting. And the fair wraps up Sunday with two Demo Derbies at 1 PM & 6 PM. Enjoy a huge fairgrounds packed with free entertainment, hundreds of exhibits, champion livestock, vendors of all types, thrill rides and games, and fair food galore. All show tickets go on sale at the fairgrounds ticket office at Gate 1 at 8 AM, Saturday, July 7th. Trace Adkins tickets are on sale now online at our website. The premium book, and concession information is also available at our website. Go to www.boonecountyfair.com. The fair office at gate 2 is open every Monday and Wednesday from 8 AM - 4 PM. Office phone is 815-544-2900. See our ad on page 3 of this guide. BOONE COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-3. The museum is located at 314 S. State Street in historic downtown Belvidere. At the BCMH, we are dedicated to preserving the artifacts, photos, documents, and archives that pertain to Boone County’s rich history. During your visit to the museum, you will see artifacts and exhibits relating to the history of local agriculture, industry, and economy. You will also see an impressive automobile collection, and even an entire log cabin inside of the museum! For more information call 815-544-8391, or visit our website www.bcmuseumofhistory.org. Also, ask about hosting your next event in our beautiful new Grand Gallery! See our ad on page 33 of this guide. COSMOPOLITAN CLUB OF BELVIDERE: The mission of Cosmopolitan Club of Belvidere is to contribute to community well-being through charitable donations and volunteer service with special emphasis on supporting efforts to prevent and find a cure for diabetes. Cosmo donates to many worthy causes in the community through funds raised at their annual golf outing and their corn booth at the Boone County Fair. The club meets on the first 3 Wednesdays of the month. Contact is Steve Lindstrom, P.O. Box 611, Belvidere, IL 61008 or 815-282-1288.


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• Boat Trailer Tires • Farm Equipment Tires • Lawn Equipment Tires • Golf Cart Tires • Computer Wheel Alignment • Brakes & Exhaust • Tire Rotation • Road Service for Trucks & Trailers


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You’ll want a special invitation to announce the love you share. Come in and see our selection of elegant designs. You’ll find the perfect one for you. Whether You Are Planning A Modern Wedding, or A Traditional Wedding, You Will Want to Choose Appropriate Invitations. Stop In And See Our Large Selection.

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815-544-2166 OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY 8 AM - 5 PM


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NEED HELP? DIAL 911 In Boone County for EMERGENCIES or use the following numbers - - Police - -

- - Other Numbers- -

Boone County Sheriff Belvidere Police

815-544-9322 815-544-9626

- - Fire - Boone County (Rural) Belvidere Fire Dept.

815-544-3336 815-544-2242

- - Information- For Other Information

RIME

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1-815-555-1212

We Need Your Help To Keep... BOONE COUNTY SAFE!

815-547-7867

(Not Emergency)

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Poplar Grove Vintage Wings And Wheels Museum To Preserve And Communicate Transportation Heritage

SUNDAY

Dedicated To Pre-WWII Transportation History Located on the Poplar Grove Airport (C77), the Museum is on 12 acres and has several early 20th Century airplane hangars and automotive garages which have been saved from destruction and relocated to our campus where they have been renovated for future generations to enjoy.

ILLINOIS AUG.19TH 200th Year

Celebration

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

HOURS: April- Sept., Thurs. - Sat., 10 AM to 3 PM, Sunday, Noon - 3 PM. Other Times By Appt. GENERAL ADMISSION: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors (62+), $3 Children, 7 & Under Free. FAMILY ADMISSION RATE: $12 (One Or More Adults & Children)

Special Events are held throughout the year. Visit poplargrovewingsandwheels.com or for updated event information.

Poplar Grove Vintage Wings And Wheels Museum 5151 Orth Rd., Suite A-1, Poplar Grove, IL 61065 Phone: 815-547-3115 Fax: 815-544-1666 Email: vintagemuseum@gmail.com Website: poplargrovewingsandwheels.com

DOGS N’ BRATS Saturday, 6/2, 8/4 & 9/1 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Boone County Arts Council

Concerts-In-The-Park Sunday, July 15th, 6:30 PM “That Gurl”- 70’s Cover Band Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum

Farm Equipment & Antiquities of Yesteryear

Discover One of the Best Kept Secrets in Northern Illinois! See how your forefathers farmed. Home of the largest & best collection of farm equipment & antiquities.

Open 1st Saturday Of The Month 10 AM - 4 PM Tours by Appointment Only All Other Days

1483 N. State St., Belvidere 815.544.1250 6910 Belvidere Rd., Caledonia

Open 7 Days A Week 9 AM - 9 PM

www.paulsonagriculturemuseum.com

815-885-3846

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Bring The Family! Come See What Candlewick Lake Has To Offer 210 Acre Lake With Sandy Beaches, Boating/Marina, 9 Hole Golf Course, Recreation Complex

Catch The Best Fish Fry In Town EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT!

All The Amenities Of A Resort Community In Everyday Living! Resident, 40 Years Candlewick Lake Specialist Serving Candlewick Lake For 38 Years • Residential • Commercial • Rentals • Short Sale • Foreclosures

Saturday Chef Specials INCLUDE

PRIME RIB LASAGNA CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE POLISH SAUSAGE & KRAUT

DELICIOUS DAILY SPECIALS HOMEMADE SOUPS BREAKFAST Monday LUNCH & Split Pea w/Ham DINNER! Tuesday Beef Barley

Wednesday Chicken Enchilada

Thursday

Everyday Special SKIRT STEAK & EGGS

Chicken & Dumplings

Friday

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LAGE OF L I V

A Great Place To Call Home Est. 1859

POPLAR GROVE Flag Day Ceremony June 14th - 10:00 AM Wings & Wheels Museum - 5151 Orth Road Traditional Ceremony At The Flag Pole Led By Local Scout Troop. Museum Open 10 AM - 3 PM. Flag History Highlights In Museum

Neighbor Night Festival June 16th - Raising Funds For Our Walking Path At Lions Park Food, Carnival, Vendors, Touch A Truck, Music, Fireworks

Dogs N’ Brats Cookout First Saturday; May - September (Excluding July) Open To The Public. Wings & Wheels Museum - 5151 Orth Road May 5th - 11:30 to 1:30 PM; Tractor Display June 2nd - 11:30 to 1:30 PM; Car Cruise’in August 4th - 11:30 to 1:30 PM September 1st - 11:30 to 1:30 PM; Vintage Airplanes  

Annual Street Dance August 4th - North Boone Fire District 3 Car Show, Bingo, Live Band, Food, Beer Garden, Raffle

Your Trusted Family Jeweler Since 1921 Offers the following in-store services: • Free Jewelry Cleaning & Diamond Inspection • Expert Jewelry Repair • Watch Battery Installation • Pearl & Bead Restringing

EAA Pancake Breakfast Second Sunday; May-September Wings & Wheels Museum - 5151 Orth Road, Open 9 AM - 3 PM May 13th, June 10th, July 8th, Aug. 12th, Sept. 9th, Oct. 14th 7:00 to 11:30 AM

Concerts-In-The Park July 15th - 6:30 PM Wings & Wheels Museum - “That Gurl” 70’s Cover Band Outdoor Concert To Benefit The Boone County Arts Council

• Watch Repair Service • Lifetime Trade-Up on Your Diamond Jewelry • Buying Gold, Silver and Pre-Owned Jewelry

Boone County Fair Visit Us at the Fair August 7th - 12th

46th Annual Fly in Breakfast August 19th - 7:00 to 12:00 PM Full Breakfast Hosted By Lions Club At Poplar Grove Airport August 19th - 9:00 to 2:00 PM Museum Festivities - 200th Illinois Bicentennial Shuttle Running Between The Airport & The Museum 9 - 2 PM

Three Locations To Serve You: 1444 N. State St. Belvidere, IL • 815-323-1840

Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser October 6th - 5:00 PM & October 7th - 4:00 PM Wings & Wheels Museum - 5151 Orth Road 6th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner

Holiday Tasting November 17th - 5:00 to 8:00 PM Wings & Wheels Museum - 5151 Orth Road

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Santa Visits Museum December 2nd - 2:00 to 4:00 PM Wings & Wheels Museum - 5151 Orth Road 10 Miles North of Belvidere Off IL Rt. 76 For More Information Visit www.villageofpoplargrove.com

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RI NK D Y L I DA LS ! A I C E P S

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BARR’S FLOWERS

PIZZ

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OF BELVIDERE

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Our Floral Shop Offers • Original & Unique Wedding Designs • Fresh and Silk Arrangements • Custom Design Work • Outstanding Sympathy Work

Unique Giftware Candles • Home Decor Handmade Truffles Scarves • Purses

Our Shop Is Stocked With • Blooming & Green Plants • Gift Baskets

Same Day Delivery Available!

Barr’s Flowers

Family Owned & Operated

We are located at: 119 S. State • Belvidere Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Saturday 8 AM - Noon

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Come in & taste why Bravo Pizza is the best in Belvidere, IL! Everything we make - salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pasta, pitas, dinners, and desserts are all made to order, in house, using only the freshest ingredients! Our inventive, affordable menu, full of creations, classic favorites and mouth watering house specials will leave you satisfied with every visit. Bring your appetite because our portions are big! Family owned and operated, Bravo Pizza has over 30 years of cooking experience working in our kitchen. Our chefs create all of their exciting dishes using the best homeade ingredients of soups, sauces, dough, and more! Our friendly, attentive waitstaff serves our delicious fare in a relaxed, welcoming, 40 seat dining room, fit for any occasion. We also offer our full menu for delivery, catering, or takeout and gluten free pizza options are available. We proudly serve and deliver to Belvidere, Cherry Valley, Marengo, Garden Prairie and limited parts of Rockford and Loves Park.

EVERYDAY SPECIAL LARGE 1 TOPPING PIZZA

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PLUS TAX

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WEEKLY SPECIALS SUNDAY WEDNESDAY $.75 10 oz. DOMESTIC DRAFTS $2 BLOODY MARYS $1.25 16 oz. DOMESTIC DRAFTS $2 DOMESTIC BEERS THURSDAY MONDAY $2.50 LONG ISLAND ICED TEA $1.50 DOMESTIC BEERS $1.25 HIGH LIFE & TUESDAY HIGH LIFE LIGHT BOTTLES $1.25 UV MIXED DRINKS SATURDAY $2 UV BOMBS DJ 9 P.M.-CLOSE EVERY DAY - $3 STELLA ARTOIS FREE Wi-Fi - WATCH YOUR FAVORITE TEAMS ON OUR 5 TVS! 8 DIFFERENT DRAFTS & OVER 25 DIFFERENT BRANDS OF BEER TO CHOOSE FROM!

SUN. MON. TUES. 11 AM - 2 AM WED. THURS. FRI. SAT. 7 AM - 2 AM

ARE YOU A VETERAN?

ARE YOU LIVING IN BOONE COUNTY? WERE YOU HONORABLY DISCHARGED? If so, please call the Veterans Assistance Commission of Boone County for help. We are funded by Boone County taxes to help indigent veterans of Boone County. We will be happy to answer your questions about Veterans’ benefits and assistance. We can also help with VA disability claims.

Please Call To Set Up An Appointment 815-544-6464 Veterans Assistance Commission Of Boone County 130 S. State Street, Suite 212 (Inside PNC Bank) Belvidere, IL 61008

Email: VACBoone@VACBC.org www.VACBC.org

BELVIDERE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION “Established 1847” Unique Home Decor, Antiques, Candles, Floral, Country Chic Paint

403 S. State St., Belvidere 815-962-4050

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estaurant

A Lovely Vintage Decor Shop With Vintage & New You’ll find the popular farmhouse style - our farmhouse goods actually come from a farmhouse. Browse the shabby, cottage & country styles too. Furniture, candles, floral sprigs, signs, soft goods & linens, DIY paint line & general vintage.

“Great Family Atmosphere & Home Cooking” Daily Breakfast Specials 6-11 AM FISH FRIDAY 11 AM-8 PM FRIED CHICKEN Wed. 11 AM-8 PM Fried Cod, Walleye, Perch, Catfish, Jumbo Shrimp & Baked Cod Light N’ Lively Daily Specials Too! Dishes Available

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JUMBO GROUND ROUND

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With Onions, Mushrooms & Swiss Cheese

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CARRY OUT AVAILABLE

Includes Choice Of Potato, Vegetable & Soup Or Salad

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Serving Breakfast All Day

102 E. Grove St., Poplar Grove, IL

Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Sat. & Sun. 6 AM - 2:30 PM Wed. & Fri. 6 AM - 8 PM

(Intersection of Rt. 173 & Poplar Grove Rd.)

HOURS: Wed. 11 AM -5 PM, Thurs. - Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. 12-4 PM

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Super Softener Tune-Up Special - Any Brand Limited Time Offer.


Page 45 THE BOONE COUNTY GARDENERS OF AMERICA have been beautifying Belvidere and Boone County since 1955. We are a group of men and women who share a passion for gardening. Our service projects include planting and/or maintaining the Boone County Fairgrounds, the butterfly garden at the Boone County Conservation District, plantings at Culvers Restaurant, and the flower urns on Main Street in Belvidere. In addition, we give scholarships each year to a Belvidere and North Boone School District senior. Club meetings include a program on gardening and are held on the 4th Tuesday in February through October at 2:30 PM at the Boone County Conservation District Education Center, 603 Appleton Road, Belvidere. Fundraisers for our scholarships include a plant sale in early May and a 6:00 PM public plant auction at the Boone County Fairgrounds on the 4th Tuesday in May. Please check us out on Facebook by searching for Boone County Gardeners. Membership is $10 per year. For further information contact President Dick Masanz, 815-621-6018. CANDLEWICK LAKE ASSOCIATION, INC. 13400 Highway 76, Poplar Grove (6 miles north of Belvidere on Highway 76), is a private residential community. Recreational facilities include a 210-acre lake (swimming, fishing and boating), nine-hole golf course, recreation facility with fitness center, swimming pool, tennis courts, parks and playgrounds. Open houses are held from 2-4 pm on most Sundays during the year. For more information call the Association office (815) 339-0500 or visit our website, www.candlewicklake.org. DEAN FOODS COMPANY, Ice Cream Division, 630 Meadow Street, Belvidere, is a major producer of ice cream. Public tours are not available at this time. Dean Foods is a diversified food processor and distributor, producing a full line of dairy and other food products, including fluid milk, cottage cheese, ice cream and frozen novelties, frozen yogurt, and specialty foods such as dips. Products are sold to supermarkets, specialty foods stores, food service facilities, other food processors, and internationally. GENERAL MILLS, 915 E. Pleasant Street, Belvidere, is a major yearround packaging facility of food service cereals, Nature Valley and Fiber One granola bars. This facility has been operating in this community since 1903, over 115 years. Public tours are not available at this time. General Mills has a team based environment and is very active in the community. www.generalmills.com/careers HOLIDAY ACRES, 7050 Epworth Rd., Garden Prairie (3/4 mi. east of Rt. 20, 1/4 mi. north). Established in 1967. Now the fifth largest campground in Illinois. 460 improved sites with water & electricity (200 sites occupied with seasonals); primitive areas will accommodate 90 plus tents. 1.5 miles of river frontage on the Kishwaukee River. Large playgrounds, plenty of washrooms and hot showers, and a 25’ x 60’ swimming pool plus laundromat. Snack bar & lounge open to the public. Bottle gas service, water & electric available. Open mid April to mid October, 815-547-7846. See our ad on page 34. IDA PUBLIC LIBRARY, 320 N. State, Belvidere (N. State at W. Madison), was established in 1883 when General Allen Fuller donated $5,000 to the city to establish a library in memory of his daughter, Ida. Our 15,000 sq. ft. facility houses more than 80,000 items including books, CD’s, audiobooks & movies. We also subscribe to more than 300 magazines & newspapers. We are also adding a number of downloadable e-books & audiobooks to our collection. We have a wonderful local history & genealogy department that provides information on the history of Belvidere & Boone County. Storytimes held weekly. Computer & internet access available as well as free wireless internet. We offer public fax service & photocopy machines. City residents pay taxes which support the library. Non-residents may purchase a library card to obtain the same library services. The cost of a non-resident library card is .20% (.0020) of the taxable value of the homeowner’s residence or 20% (.20) of a month’s rent for renters. Library staff can look this information up on the assessor’s website. The minimum cost of a card is $35. We belong to an 8 member consortium that shares a catalog & circulation system. Library hours are 10 AM - 8 PM Mon.- Fri., 10 AM - 5 PM Saturdays. 815-544-3838, fax 815-544-8909, www.idapubliclibrary.org. We are also on Facebook (facebook.com/idapubliclibrary) & Twitter (idapublibrary). NORTHWOODS RV RESORT BY ZEMAN, 11122 Station St., Garden Prairie (6 mi. east of Belvidere, one block north of Rt. 20). The family campground is on the Kishwaukee River. If your leisure interests run towards fishing, swimming or tubing, along with a quiet peaceful setting, you’ll love it here. Seasonal, monthly or nightly camping. Nightly camping includes water & electric. Open mid April to end of October. Call 815-5971671 or visit our website www.northwoodsrv.com.

HOMEGROWN

Flavor & Fun

• Locally Grown Vegetables & Fruits • Baked Goods • Locally Grown Plants & Flowers • Craft Vendors

Farmers’ Market Every Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Rain or Shine)

THE ORIGINAL BELVIDERE

FARMERS

MARKET

CRAFTS 1940 N. State Street, Belvidere Dodge Lanes Parking Lot belviderefarmersmarket.com

Enjoy The Tastes Of Summer! We Have The Best Burgers Around!

JOIN US FOR OUR FRIDAY FISH FRY! Fried Walleye, Fried Or Baked Cod

Best In The County! DAILY FOOD SPECIALS SLOTS AND VIDEO POKER BY

BUSH GARDENS Bar & Grill 622 S. State St. • 815-544-7778 Mon.-Thurs. 11 AM-Midnight Kitchen Closes 9 PM, Fri.-Sat. 11-2 AM Kitchen Closes 11 PM


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DON’T STOP THE FUN TO COOK!

WE DELIVER

to all homes, campgrounds & hotels in the area.*

1/2 Price Pizza On Sundays Regular or thin crust, build your own. Our crust and pizza sauce are made from scratch.

Fish Fry Every Friday cod

All you can eat of our fresh, tender (fried or baked), served with coleslaw, fries, and fresh-baked dinner roll.

$

11.99

DiCello’s

THOUSAND TRAILS PINE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND, 5710 Shattuck Rd., Belvidere. 3 mi. southeast of Belvidere. Enjoy the quiet life in our spacious wooded camping resort. You can enjoy sites, within walking distance of all the recreation facilities. We have planned activities, a large air conditioned rec hall, volleyball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, ball field, fishing, swimming pool, nature trail, game room, & laundry. For membership info. or reservations call 815-547-5517. We offer full hook-up sites by reservation only & 20 primitive tent sites for public use, & pavilion rentals for special events. Reservations must be made & paid in full prior to arrival. U Of I EXTENSION, 205 Cadillac Ct., Suite 3, Belvidere, offers a wide variety of educational & informational programs for adults & youth. The office is headquarters for the Boone Co. 4-H program. Boone Co. Master Gardeners are available by phone or onsite April - September to answer your horticulture questions. Educational programs are offered in areas of Agriculture & Natural Resources; 4-H/Youth Development; Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences; Community & Economic Development. For current programs or general information, call the office Monday-Friday 812 or 1-4:30 at 815-544-3710. Online at web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo. THE ZONTA CLUB OF BELVIDERE is part of Zonta International, founded in 1919, a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 64 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta’s mission and objectives. Contact the Zonta Club of Belvidere by mail at P.O. Box 1651, Belvidere, IL 61008 or E-mail: Zontabelv@yahoo.com.

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Hours: Monday 4-11 PM; Sunday & Tuesday-Thursday 11 AM-11 PM; Friday & Saturday 11 AM - Midnight

WEEKLY AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS BOONE COUNTY SHOPPER 112 Leonard Crt., Belvidere

O’BRIEN’S PHARMACY 216 S. State St., Belvidere

FIESTA MARKET

COUNTRYSIDE FRESH MARKETS

Home Maintenance & Remodeling Specialist

400 Chrysler Dr., Belvidere

ByPass 20 at Pearl St., Belvidere

Over 25 Years Experience

HORIZON SHELL

ULTIMATE CAR WASH

1024 N. State St., Belvidere

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2121 N. State St., Belvidere

1474 N. State St., Belvidere

J&D COUNTRYSIDE MARATHON

BELVIDERE MOBIL MART

13615 Rte. 76, Poplar Grove

2500 Pearl St., Belvidere

AMERICA’S BEST 1605 N. State St., Belvidere

HYDEOUT BAR & GRILL 13502 Julie Dr., Poplar Grove

ROSATI’S 1946 Gateway Center Dr., Belvidere

MOBIL QUIK STOP 1901 N. State St., Belvidere

DICELLO’S 1925 Union Ave., Belvidere


2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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For These Great Upcoming Events

B Bar C Interstate Horse Show Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, Lynn 815-547-6866...................................................July 1 Kirkland 4th of July Celebration www.kirkland4thofJuly.com...................................................................July 2-4 Blackhawk Kennel Club Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, Brian Meyer 815-332-4848...........................................July 12-13 Summer Cinema 8:30 PM Belvidere Park’s Baltic Mill, 815-544-6242...............................................................July 13 Chicagoland Mopar Car Show Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, Roger Schmeling 815-544-3147, cmcrvc@comcast.net...........................................................................................................................July 20-22 4-H Dog & Cat Show Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, Melissa Irwin 815-544-3710....................................................July 21 Miniature Horse Show Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, Jean Estes 815-964-2146................................................July 21-22 Chicken Broast & Sweet Corn Garden Prairie Park, U.S. Rt 20, Garden Prairie, 11 AM-5 PM..................July 22 North Boone Fire District 3 Chicken BBQ 2428 Main St., Caledonia..........................................................July 29 McHenry County Fair www.mchenrycountyfair.com..................................................................July 31-August 5 North Boone District 3 Firefighters Assoc. Street Dance 305 W. Grove St., Poplar Grove...................August 4 Carpathon Coon Creek Castors, 815-547-7935.........................................................................................August 4 Boone County Fair Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, 8791 IL Rte. 76, Belvidere,815-544-2900..........................August 7-12 Poplar Grove Airport Fly-In Pancake Breakfast 11619 IL Rt. 76, Poplar Grove, poplargroveairmotive.com...................................................................................................................August 19 Chicken Broast & Sweet Corn Garden Prairie Park, U.S. Rt 20, Garden Prairie, 11 AM-5 PM............August 19 Ice Cream Social Bo. Co. Historical Society & Museum, 314 S. State St., bcmuseumofhistory.org.........August 21 Cherry Valley Festival Days Baumann Park, Cherry Valley valleydays.com...................................August 24-26 Family Kite Fly Prairie Fields Sports Park, belviderepark.org 10 AM - 11 PM.................................September 8 Chicago FM Club Radio Expo Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, Radio Expo Hot Line, 708-357-1049............September 22 Autumn Pioneer Festival Bo. Co. Conservation Dist., 603 Appleton Rd., Belvidere, 815-547-7935.............................................................................September 22-23 Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser Wings & Wheels Museum, Poplar Grove...................................October 6-7 Prairie Riders Snowmobile Grass Drags Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, Dan Johnson 815-289-1401..............October 7 Fall Diddley Craft Show Bo. Co. Fairgrounds, 815-385-5745...........................................................October 13-14 Belvidere’s Halloween Parade Hosted By Belvidere IOU Club, 7PM Downtown Belvidere...............October 30 Halloween Trick or Treat Watch Boone County Shopper as dates get closer....................................October 31 Veteran’s Day Parade Downtown Belvidere, 9:30 AM, 815-544-2014...............................................November 11 Holiday Lights Display Belvidere Park Dist., 815-547-5711..................................................December - January Christmas In The Country Belvidere North High School, Becky 815-218-6862.............................December 1-2 Hometown Christmas Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Belvidere, belviderechamber.com.................................................................................December 7 Hometown Christmas Parade Belvidere Park Dist., 815-547-5711 • 5:30 PM • S. State St.............December 7 Holiday Walk/Christmas In The Cabins 6-8 PM Bo. Co. Conservation Dis., 603 Appleton Rd., Belvidere, 815-547-7935.....................................................................................December 8


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There’s been a lot of growth and we still have

Don

Market President since 2006

Still local. Still neighbors. For 137 years.

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