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  • 23 May

    DBA wins award for efforts downtown

    by Hilary Dickinson, Beloit Daily News – Monday, May 23, 2011
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  • 19 May

    Stop and enjoy the art

    by Hilary Dickinson, Beloit Daily News – Thursday, May 19, 2011
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  • 22 Mar

    Our Town

    by Lynn Vollbrecht, Beloit College Magazine – Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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  • 01 Jan

    2010 News Archive

    • Market is ‘about as local as you can get’
      by Marcia Nelesen, The Janesville Gazette – Friday, December 17, 2010
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    • City Considered for Main Street Award
      by Hilary Dickinson, Beloit Daily News – Saturday, December 11, 2010
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    • Get dazzled downtown
      by Hilary Dickinson, Beloit Daily News – Thursday, December 9, 2010
      The streets and businesses of downtown Beloit will sparkle on Friday evening with live music and an artistic array of shopping. The seventh annual Holidazzle takes place from 5-9 p.m. and features over 100 artists positioned in at least 33 locations 
    • Sparkling spirit of holidays shines
      by Justin Weaver, Beloit Daily News – Friday, November 26, 2010
      Lighted parade signals start to the season
      On a freezing Friday night in downtown Beloit, the community came together to spread the warmth of the holiday season. The 19th annual Grand Lighted Holiday Parade entertained spectators of all ages, showcasing 
    • Lighted holiday delight
      by Justin Weaver, Beloit Daily News – Wednesday, November 24, 2010
      Santa, parade kick off Christmas season in Beloit
      The streets of Beloit will be bright with holiday spirit Friday for the 19th annual Grand Lighted Holiday Parade. Spectators will begin gathering at 5 p.m. at First National Bank Plaza, 345 East Grand 
    • Parade attracts hundreds
      by Justin Weaver, Beloit Daily News – Monday, November 1, 2010
      More than 800 children were on hand for the 20th annual farmers’ market Halloween parade Saturday. There were costumed kids lined up as far as the eye could see as trick-or-treaters made their way from Horace White Park through downtown Beloit. Six-year-old 
    • Parade, storytelling and more highlight final farmers’ market
      by Erika Strebel, Beloit Daily News – Thursday, October 28, 2010
      If you can’t get enough of Halloween, make sure to stop by for the last farmers’ market for the season. The usual vendors will fill the intersection of Grand Avenue and State Street, but there will also be a Halloween costume parade and trick-or-treating 
    • Farmers’ market to wrap up with parade
      by John Ranallo, Beloit Daily News – Thursday, October 7, 2010
      The end of October means temperatures will be dropping, fall will be in full swing and it will be time for one of Beloit’s spookiest traditions. Saturday Oct. 30 will mark the annual Halloween Parade through downtown and the last farmers market of the 
    • Downtown event draws crowds
      by John Ranallo, Beloit Daily News – Monday, August 9, 2010
      Street dance, sidewalk sale part of event
      “Honestly I think it was a banner year for us,” said Kathleen Braatz of this year’s Celebrate Downtown Weekend. Braatz serves as executive director of the Downtown Beloit Association and said the weekend 
    • There was dancin’ in the street
      by John Ranallo, Beloit Daily News – Saturday, August 7, 2010
      Downtown weekend gets in tune
      They may have been singing the blues on State Street on Friday night, but there were plenty of reasons to be happy about this year’s street dance. The annual event is held as part of the Celebrate Downtown Weekend and brings 
    • Celebrate Downtown this weekend
      by Hilary Dickinson, Beloit Daily News – Thursday, August 5, 2010
      Live music, sidewalk sales and delicious food will once again be on hand for Celebrate Downtown Weekend. This nearly two-decade-old annual downtown tradition begins Friday and runs through Saturday in what Downtown Beloit Executive Director Kathleen 
    • Farm Fresh
      by Samantha Johnson, Beloit Daily News – Thursday, June 3, 2010
      Market returns for summer filled with goodies
      It’s a community tradition, farmers market. And the award-winning event is back and bigger than ever this Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. “We’re thrilled,” said Kathleen Braatz, executive director 
    • Free concert series kicks off weekend
    • Friday’s in the Park set to kick off with live jazz and food at First National Bank Plaza
      by Samantha Johnson, Beloit Daily News – Thursday, May 27, 2010
      Prepare to kick off your shoes and spread your feet in the cool grass, because Friday marks the first official Friday’s in the Park at the First National Bank Plaza. The lunch event, which runs through Labor Day, is set between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 
    • Presale a hit despite the chilly weather
      by Hillary Gavan, Beloit Daily News – Monday, May 10, 2010
      Despite the chilly temperatures, gardeners, veggie lovers and cheese samplers poured into the parking lot behind Bushel & Peck’s Local Market for the Farmers Market Presale. Held Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., the event featured early seedlings, 
    • Downtown Celebrates Its Own
      by Samantha Johnson, Beloit Daily News – Friday, March 26, 2010
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    • Awards party set at DBA
      by Hilary Dickinson, Beloit Daily News – Tuesday, March 23, 2010
      “It’s so nice to have a social setting where downtown property owners, business owners and friends of downtown can get together in celebration of a great year,” said Kathleen Braatz, executive director of the Downtown Beloit Association. The
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  • 14 Oct

    Rock County Leaders Push For Downtown Revitalization Efforts


    News 3, WISC TV, Madison – October 14, 2009
    Four city leaders who spoke to the Rock Green Realtors Association Wednesday said that downtown revitalization efforts should be a priority to make the county attractive for prospective business. Brad Chaimson reports.

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  • 01 Jan

    2008 News Archives

    • Great Addition to the Downtown
      Brett Condon, Letter to the Editor, Beloit Daily News – Thursday, September 18, 2008
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    • Domenico’s Gets Makeover
      by Hillary Gavan, Beloit Daily News – Saturday, September 13, 2008
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    • Thanks to All for Beautifying Beloit
      Mary Herrmann Letter to the Editor – Thursday, September 4, 2008
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    • Beloit Welcomes College Students Annual Picnic Set for Monday
      by Ashley Rhodebeck, Beloit Daily News – Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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    • Plans for Transit Transfer Center Accelerate
      by Sara Siekierski, Beloit Daily News – Tuesday, August 5, 2008
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    • Bustin’ Out in Beloit Crowd Rocks Downtown for Celebrate
      by Ashley Rhodebeck, Beloit Daily News – Saturday, August 2, 2008
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    • Celebrate Beloit
      by Holly Johns, Beloit Daily News – Thursday, July 31, 2008
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    • There are over 170 Farmers Markets in Wisconsin according to Organic.org, so the following National Magazine’s notice of our market is all the more interesting!
      Eating Well Magazine, Beloit’s Farmer’s Market made the list of America’s Top Farmers’ Markets: Readers’ Picks
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    • Proposal Makes a Bid for Downtown
      by Jim Leute, WJVL, The Janesville Gazette – Thursday, July 17, 2008
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    • Beloit Market Aims To Sell Year-Round Market Will Be Partially Open Saturday
      WISC-TV, Channel 3000 – July 11, 2008
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    • At Beloit’s Bushel & Peck, You’ll Know Where Your Food was Grown
      by Lisa Maddux, Capital Region Business Journal – July 2008
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    • Award-Winning, Farm Fresh
      by Lynn Vollbrecht, Stateline News – Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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    • Downtown Beloit’s Farmers Market Kicks Off Saturday
      by Holly Johns, Beloit Daily News staff writer – Monday, June 2, 2008
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    • Fridays in the Park Begins
      by Holly Johns, Beloit Daily News – Thursday, May 22, 2008
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    • Beloit Marks 20 Years Of Celebrating Its ‘Main Street’ City Works To Promote Traditional Business Districts
      WISC-TV, and Channel 3000 – May 18, 2008
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    • Beloit Marks 20 Years Of Celebrating Its ‘Main Street’ City Works To Promote Traditional Business Districts
      WISC-TV, and Channel 3000 – May 18, 2008
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    • Businesses are Galleries this Weekend at Artwalk
      by Hillary Gavan, Beloit Daily News – Saturday, May 17, 2008
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    • Beloit Gets New Organic Grocery
      WCLO, Steve Benton Podcast – Thursday, May 15, 2008
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    • Artists Gather for Artwalk 2008
      by Holly Johns, Beloit Daily News – Thursday, May 8, 2008
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    • A Growing Enterprise
      by Catherine Idzerda, The Janesville Gazette – May 5, 2008
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    • After 20 Years, Beloit is Still Sprucing Up Downtown
      by Stacy Vogel, The Janesville Gazette – Sunday, April 13, 2008
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    • Baaa-uy Local! Farmers Find Value in Selling Locally
      by Ann Marie Ames, The Janesville Gazette – Sunday, April 6, 2008
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    • Downtown Group Marks 20th Anniversary
      by Hillary Gavan, Beloit Daily News – Thursday, March 27, 2008
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    • Beloit College Sustainability in Action Blog: Shopping Just Got Greener
      Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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    • Revitalization Saves Beloit Building and Brings Ag Downtown
      by Beth Wheelock, WCLO – Monday, March 3, 2008
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