Arts & Entertainment

Rockford family gives back in their time of loss

July 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

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, July 30 at 6:30, friends, family and [...]

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

July 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Loser to don winner’s wear “This year’s world record attempt was a seriously fun time,” said Leann Arkema, president and CEO, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and LaughFest. “It was a great way to kick off the 2013 festival. We thank all of the participants who came out and donned a mustache to help us break the world record.” Let the competition for the [...]

Prestigious German dance group to repeat Rockford visit

July 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 simply blew us away! This summer, the [...]

Civil War, Gettysburg battles reenacted after 150 years

July 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

by Stuart Christians North Carolina troops overlooking the battlefield at Pickett’s Charge in Gettysburg. Photo courtesy of Bill Coe. 150 years ago when Americans wearing either blue or grey descended upon the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg, The Army of Northern Virginia, led by Robert E. Lee was in need of supplies. After two years of war, with major battles and [...]

Along the Rogue River… Photos by Marilyn Keigley

July 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

By Marilyn Keigley Widow Skimmer Redwing Meadowhawk Baby Redwing There is some great bird and insect activity along the Rogue River this summer.  In June the Redwings made warning calls as people passed by along the trails in downtown Rockford.  Their babies grew up and were fed along the lower levels of the cattails on the river’s edge. This July, the river offers [...]
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