From The Voice to open mic night in Rockford

A couple weeks ago, Rockford natives Matt Vermeer and Michael Sunday had an opportunity afforded to few people; they were invited to a callback for a national television show. They went to New York to audition for The Voice with high hopes and low expectations, and were passed through the first round of auditions. At […]

Latest Players production features fun and family

The family that “plays” together stays together! This summer, it’s a real family affair for the cast of the Cedar Springs Community Players’ latest production, “A Night at the Wax Museum.” The hysterical meets the historical in this comic spoof about the wackiest wax museum you ever hope to visit! School has dismissed for the […]

Creative Combination: ARTaste and First Fridays Art Walk

The Rockford Area Arts Commission invites you to celebrate local brilliance downtown Rockford this weekend. On Friday, August 2, Rockford will host its initial First Friday Art Walk, followed by ARTaste of Rockford on Saturday, August 3rd from 10am until 2pm. Live ARTaste music performances on the Garden Club Park Stage will be provided by […]

Barn raising and threshing demonstrations new at Montcalm Heritage Festival

A barn-raising demonstration by the Michigan Barn Preservation Network and local volunteers will take place each day during the 27th annual Montcalm Heritage Festival, Aug. 1-3 on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Another new feature will be a threshing demonstration at 11 a.m. on Aug. 2 in MCC’s north field. Several events run all three […]

15th Annual 5K race raises awareness and support for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

In March of 1999 Steve and Sandy Peterson felt they were alone when their son Mitchell was diagnosed with one of the most common and lethal forms of muscular dystrophy. Duchenne MD affects approximately 1 in 3,500 boys and 20,000 babies born each year Fast forward 15 years later and the Petersons feel anything but […]