Community Services

Izaak Walton League hosts two fall classes in September

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 other on mushrooms. On Monday, Sept. 16, 6:00 – 8:30pm, [...]

Supplies For Students making a difference and has its biggest event yet

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Have you seen a flyer attached to your mailbox this August? It was probably the Rockford High School Supplies for Students flyer that seems to turn up around this time of year asking for donations of new or gently used school supplies and books. This year the high school club has formed a partnership with Congress Elementary School in the Grand Rapids Public School [...]

Bella Vista Church volunteers to produce 100,000 life-saving meals

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

In September, hundreds of Rockford community members will work to feed thousands of starving children in the developing world. Through a partnership Bella Vista Church and global hunger charity Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), volunteers will prepare 100,000 life-saving meals at an FMSC MobilePackTM event. The MobilePack will take place September 14, 2013 at Bella Vista [...]

Chamber welcomes Kelley to staff

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) would like to announce the addition of Amy Kelley to its staff. Kelley comes as a replacement for Charylene Powers in the role of Financial Administrative Assistant. Powers retired at the end of July. Kelley is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a BSBA in accounting and carries a CPA license. She brings years of [...]

Third annual Labor Day Duathlon off and running

August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

By John Hogan (L -R) WFGR 98.7-FM morning show host Andy O’Riley, Honey Creek Inn Duathlon organizer Don Kurylowicz and 98.7-FM morning show co-host Dave Kaechele, on the air outside The Grist Mill last week drumming up support for the radio station’s “98 days of Summer’’ promotion and the upcoming Labor Day Duathlon in Cannonsburg. Duathlon fever is starting to [...]
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