The Root River Festival has started on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Riverbend Nature Center. A number of groups — the Root River Council, WATERshed Program, Case High School Theater Group, Greening Greater Racine and SOLARacine — are here along with a number of entertainment acts. The event runs until 6 p.m. tonight.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.