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 […]

Celebrate the flavor of Rockford and its finest artisans

Between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, August 3, the Rockford Area Arts Commission will host ARTaste of Rockford. Savory menus designed by twelve downtown restaurants promise to please your palate. Music and dance of ARTaste street performers will energize you as you explore local artwork hung in multiple downtown establishments. Inspired, you can create your […]

Rockford family gives back in their time of loss

The Evans family of Rockford is turning their grief and loss into an opportunity to reach out to needy children all over the world.  Their precious 11-year old Lily passed away this winter after a long illness.  Lily’s family is honoring her memory by donating her stuffed animal collection to Operation Christmas Child. On Tuesday, […]

Gilda’s Laughfest and Cirque De Fairfield place friendly wager on attempt to beat fake mustache record

Loser to don winner’s wear Let the competition for the most-mustached begin. Grand Rapids’ Gilda’s LaughFest today placed a friendly wager with Fairfield, Iowa’s Cirque de Fairfield’s attempt to break LaughFest’s Guinness World Record for the most people wearing fake mustaches. Fairfield’s attempt will take place on July 26, 2013. LaughFest and Cirque de Fairfield […]

Prestigious German dance group to repeat Rockford visit

The Dance Center No 1 from Augsburg, Germany, is returning to West Michigan. Six years ago, the same dance school, under the artistic directorship of Istvan Nemeth and Natalie Boeck-Nemeth, came to  Rockford and put on a most spectacular ballet performance at the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium. It was a show that just […]