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Back row: (l.-r.) Jan Wallace, Barb Stein, Polly VonEshen, Kim Smith, and (front row): Char Bouwkamp display items for the Four Store Event. Event to be held May 1-2 in the Rockford Rotary Pavilion Feel like celebrating spring with a bit of fresh air-and a fresh new look- but you don’t want to break the bank or wait for the July sidewalk sales? Fret no more! Just [...]
A GRAND PERFORMANCE—Emily Wilburn as Becky Thatcher and Harrison Witt as Tom Sawyer The Rogue River Community Theatre will be presenting “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn” a comedy/drama on Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m. and Saturday May 2 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Rockford Freshman Center, 4500 Kroes Street, Rockford. Tickets are adults $8 and students $3. [...]
DROP YOUR DUCKIES!—(Above) Kids enjoy the ever-popular ducky races held each year at Waterfest. Numbered ducks “race” down Bear Creek and the winner earns a prize for their kid. It was sunny and wonderfully warm for all but the last hour of the sixteenth annual Bear Creek Waterfest on Saturday, April 24. Before the sky opened up for a beauty of a spring storm, [...]
Roger Allen, publisher What’s for Breakfast? In the “old” days, breakfast was a lot of pork and bread and potatos and eggs. Maybe even pie! I was facinated by the long shelves of cereal at the store. Our local D&W has about 100′ of shelving, six shelves high, devoted to cold cereal. That’s 600 feet! The internet lists page after [...]