John Ball Zoo – It’s not your childhood Zoo!

People tend to think of a visit to the Zoo as a summertime activity, but the fall is an excellent time to visit too! For one thing, beginning September 16, John Ball Zoo admission is reduced to $5.00 for adults, and $4.00 for kids. Children two and under are always free. In the cooler fall […]

Five Rockford artists with entries in ArtPrize 2013

Five local artists have entries in one of the largest art shows in the nation this year. ArtPrize begins September 18, however artists have already begun installing works in an area covering three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids. This independently organized international art competition with an unprecedented $200,000 top prize decided by popular vote […]

RHS Arts Student of the Week, Lyssa Daniels

This week’s RHS Arts Student of the Week is Senior Lyssa Daniels, nominated by theater teacher Kaelynn VanBuren. In nominating Daniels, VanBuren says, “During our summer stock production of Urinetown, Lyssa really found a new level of creativity. As her teacher and director I was impressed by her growth and commitment.” An arts lover, Daniels participates […]

Third annual Labor Day Duathlon off and running

By John Hogan Duathlon fever is starting to grip the normally quiet Village of Cannonsburg as preparations hit full-stride for the third annual Labor Day event. “I’ve never been in a Duathlon, but it’s what a lot of people are talking about,” said Dave Kaechele, co-host of morning radio’s Andy & Dave show on WFGR […]

Annual Art In The Park event scheduled for Saturday September 7

Crowds of art-lovers will once again line the banks of the Rogue River for the 2013 Art In The Park event from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 7, hosted by the Rockford Area Arts Commission. Under the white tent canopies, visitors will find original paintings, pottery, sculpture, photography, pastels, jewelry, glassware and […]