Reader submits remarkable photograph

Many thanks to Marilyn Keigley who sent this picture to the Squire for publication. She took it after the lighting ceremony at the dam in downtown Rockford using a 30-second shutter speed. Keigley has been a Rockford resident for seven years, is a member of the Grand Rapids Camera Club, the River City Camera Club […]

Children’s author in Sand Lake for book signing

Johnathan Rand, author of the tremendously popular Michigan Chillers, American Chillers and Freddy Fernortner series of children’s books, will be doing a book signing at Bay Leaf Used Books in Sand Lake on Saturday, December 8th, from 11 am to 1 pm.  Fans can bring their own book for Mr. Rand to sign or purchase […]

Rockford theater group presents Edgar Allen Poe

Rich Raphael (L) plays Poe and Misty Bower has the role of Anabelle Lee in a stage adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “In the Eye of the Raven.’’

A Rockford theater group will be presenting the works of Edgar Allen Poe in a stage production entitled “In The Eye Of The Raven.” Presented by Actors del Arte Ensemble, the comedy-drama offers several short stories by the famed American author. Actors will be portraying characters from several of Poe’s classic works. Two shows will be presented in November. The […]

A “Ship of Dreams” tells story of infamous shipwreck

(LtoR) Richard Raphael plays chief officer Michael Dawson, Randy Galaszewski portrays  Capt. Edward J. Smith and John Hogan plays Second Mate Samuel Fisher.

By John Hogan   The story of the most infamous shipwreck in history will be retold Nov. 15-17 in “A Ship of Dreams,’’ an original play about the RMS Titanic’s doomed maiden voyage 100 years ago. It is the first play presented under the newly-formed Rogue River Community Theatre Company and includes more than 40 […]

Rockford Education Foundation Presents Cameron Blake For Annual Fund Raising Event


Tickets on Sale Now   The 17th annual concert event is scheduled for January 26, 2013 in the Rockford High School Fine Arts Center and will feature Rockford’s own Cameron Blake. The talent of Cameron Blake is refreshingly honest and rare in an age of predictable music. A graduate of the Peabody Institute of Music, […]