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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.

Family Vacation in England

May 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rich Raphael and son Gidion Raphael. Ursala Raphael took this photo during their trip to England in April. Pictured are her husband (Rich Raphael) and their 3-1/2 year old son (Gideon Raphael) holding the Squire in front of Bamburgh Castle while visting her [...]

Library offers unique program for children, dogs

May 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Kent District Library (KDL) and the West Michigan Therapy Dogs Association have been partnering since 2002 to pair young readers with therapy dogs. Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program at KDL that pairs kids ages 6 and up with trained therapy dogs and handlers who love to hear a good story. Kids can improve their reading skills and confidence with these [...]

Michael Lee to perform in Rockford

May 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

On Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m., Michael Lee will be performing at the Frenz Coffee House in the Promenade on Bridge St. in Rockford. Michael Lee is a singer-songwriter from the Boyne area of northern Michigan, whose vocal and lyrical style won him first place in the 2008 Mid North Michigan Blues Challenge in Traverse City. With original songs in folk, regional, rock and [...]

Animal world comes to Krause Memorial Library

May 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Kent District Library will welcome visitors from the animal world this summer with John Ball’s Traveling Zoo and Animal Encounters. On Monday, June 29 at 2 p.m., Z’s Kids Club will bring the zoo to you with live animals at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit [...]

Library offers summer of fun for teens

May 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

Summer is full of fun for teens at the Kent District Library (KDL). As part of the 2009 Summer Reading Club, KDL is hosting all kinds of free activities for teens, from food to arts and crafts to music and more. Exercise your taste buds with a variety of food-related programs such as Creative Cooking, Ice Cream Socials, and Iced Coffee Tasting. Get your game on with Rock [...]
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