John Ball Zoo – It’s not your childhood Zoo!

People tend to think of a visit to the Zoo as a summertime activity, but the fall is an excellent time to visit too! For one thing, beginning September 16, John Ball Zoo admission is reduced to $5.00 for adults, and $4.00 for kids. Children two and under are always free. In the cooler fall […]

Help protect natural habitats at Pickerel Lake Park/Fred Meijer Nature Preserve

MSU Extension is partnering with Kent County Parks to host the Annual Autumn Olive Control Project at Pickerel Lake on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 am and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. An orientation is included and all supplies and tools are provided. Pickerel Lake Park provides visitors with the opportunity to […]

New Rockford Area Museum Prepares for Grand Opening

After two years of thinking and planning plus thousands of hours of hard work by dedicated volunteers, the the Rockford Area Historical Society, (RAHS) is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the NEW Rockford Area Museum on September 26. The road to this point has not been an easy one. It started in 1969 […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President   At our first monthly meeting On September 5, 2013, a large crowd turned out to hear Vic Villareal speak about the “Edmund Fitzgerald”. His presentation included possible theories as to why the ship sank during the major storm. During a question time after the program, several in the audience asked […]

Izaak Walton League hosts two fall classes in September

Wild plants have a variety of uses, from medicine to cordage, and of course many may be foraged for food. After all, our cultivated vegetables were all developed from wild stock once upon a time. The Izaak Walton League is hosting two classes this month at their Conservation Center, one on plant uses and the […]