Winners announced in third annual ArtCapsule in Rockford

BEST IN SHOW—Stacy Niedzwiecki, displayed at Epic Coffee House.

Local talent filled Rockford during the third annual ArtCapsule event in downtown Rockford, and voters picked the winners in each of three categories as well as Best in Show. Local photographer Stacy Niedzwiecki was the overall winner with her photograph earning her Best in Show. In the Photography category Paul Willis, whose work was on […]

Auditions Sept. 5 for Titanic play presented by Rogue River Community Theater Company of Rockford

It’s been 100 years since the unsinkable HMS Titanic went down in the north Atlantic, but the lives of its passengers will be revisited in the upcoming theater production “A Ship of Dreams.” Rogue River Community Theater Company of Rockford is holding auditions September 5 for the two-act play that traces the lives of passengers […]

Art camp has nature theme

Rogue River Community Theatre Company held their 9th Annual Summer Arts Camp at North Rockford Middle School July 16-20. It was a huge success. This year’s theme was about ecology, animals and nature: "All Creatures Bright and Beautiful." Pictured are camp members and the instructors.

Local band to release album August 10

Local band Vertical Bridge members work with famous names from Nashville. Pictured are (l–r) Jim Douglas (vocals), Brad Thomas (guitars), Dave Ellefson (bass player for Megadeth), Billy Smiley (producer, and founding member of Whiteheart), and Jamie Sorsen (drums).

The past 12 months has been an exciting year for one local band. Vertical Bridge is set to release their debut album “Never Too Late” August 10. The 11-song album features nine originals and two covers including “Shine” by Collective Soul and “She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crowes. Brad Thomas of Rockford is the […]

Local artists hold sale/show

RRAA-show

On Saturday, July 14, the Rogue River Artists Association (RRAA) held its annual Garden Art Sale/Show at the home of Shirley Dean in Rockford. The weather was fine albeit a tad bit warm in the afternoon, but rain stayed away until after the show. The artists claim to have been known to do a rain […]