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The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.

Original musical comedy presented

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Local playwright Scott Phillips has written his first musical, “Paris on the Brain,” and it will debut at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs this summer. In this musical comedy, Paul is surprised by the reappearance of the woman he loved but left in Paris several months before. The exotic Meena arrives, expecting to marry, and Paul enlists his quarrelsome sisters to [...]

City and employees reach pay agreement on time

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford City Manager Michael Young said he was pleased to provide the City Council with fair agreements on time for City staff and the police department (see related story on page 1). “Rarely will you hear a city manager say that negotiations were a pleasure to go through. We have an excellent police department and staff who understand what tough times we are going [...]

New business designed to help in tough economy

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Owner Amy Sheets offers “family friendly” items at her Lilacs and Apple Blossoms consignment shop in Belmont. Lilacs and Apple Blossoms to buy and sell When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. At least that’s the philosophy behind Lilacs and Apple Blossoms, a new consignment shop at 2355 Belmont Center Drive, Suite 100, in Belmont. Owner Amy Sheets said [...]

City to discontinue print newsletter

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford City Council will discontinue the print edition of the City newsletter, The Outlook. According to City Manager Michael Young, the step is in line with the City’s goal to be more “green” and would also save $6,000 a year for the six newsletters printed. The information would instead be available online. The City would still print a limited number of [...]

Poindexter’s Specialty Marketplace to open in the Carriage House

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

If you’ve strolled or biked along the Frederic Meijer White Pine Trail lately, you may have noticed plenty of comings and goings at The Carriage House, located on  E. Bridge Street, just west of the Trail. Drywallers and painters have been on overtime, working nearly around the clock to finish the building for Rockford’s newest business, Poindexter’s Specialty [...]
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