Arts & Entertainment

RHS marching band showcases 2012 program

October 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Will the cheetahs catch the zebras this time?  The RHS marching band gave an outstanding performance at the Jension Marching Band Invitational. It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Rockford High School (RHS) marching band. On Saturday, Oct. 13, the band showcased their 2012 program in Pontiac at the Bands of America Regional competition. They placed fifth, which [...]

RHS Scholarship Award Recipients

October 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

Congratulations to the following Rockford High School art students for earning top ten honors in the “ART IT UP” contest: Lauren Gantz, Sarah Puett, and Emily Welsh. This contest was created by Mr. Jerry Berta as a 2012 Art Prize Entry. For the “ART IT UP” contest, students were asked to create artwork that could be used as a surface treatment for a Fiat 500. [...]

Rockford man sells ArtPrize piece to Ripley’s Believe It or Not

October 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

By Cindy M. Cranmer   A Rockford man, who has been making balloon animals for children for more than 20 years, has sold the first art piece sculpture he has made of balloons to Ripley’s Believe It or Not museums after it was noticed at ArtPrize 2012. James Perry stands by his ArtPrize entry, Clown Fish, whichis made of almost 3,500 balloons and was sold to [...]

Wild west captured in deer farm turned agri-tourism resort

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA BEAUTIFUL IN THE MIST—Over two hundred healthy and beautiful white tailed deer are on site at Deer Tracks Junction on M-57. According to owners Kelly and Hilary Powell, spring vistors may well be able to watch a live birth. Pictured here are a herd of two-year-olds. When you have over 200 beautiful white tailed deer fenced adjacent to a major road, people [...]
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