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Be a bird feeder in Ohio, celebrate Italy in Rockford and more Midwest events

Be a bird feeder in Ohio, celebrate Italy in Rockford and more Midwest events

Here are some of the more interesting events, deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently:

♦Visitors to Lake Hope State Park in southeast Ohio's Hocking Hills have the opportunity to feed hummingbirds by hand. The program is held from 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 30. Visitors hold a tube filled with nectar, and the birds are attracted by the red pipe cleaner attached to the tube. I’ve participated in this program and it’s a great experience. http://tinyurl.com/lqrv769

♦Festa Italiana in Rockford celebrates its 40th anniversary Aug. 3-5 at Boylan High School....

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