Community Services

More than halfway to its goal, Million Meal March presses on

August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Last September, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank embarked on a quest to send an additional one million meals to families in need. The cost of that goal was $238,000. A little less than one year later, the Food Bank has raised more than half that amount. As the Million Meal March enters its second year, Feeding America West Michigan is asking the community to join [...]

Volunteers needed to clean litter from Rogue River

August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

We need local citizens to band together to tackle litter in the Rogue River. The Kent Conservation District and Trout Unlimited, through the Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative project, are working together to conduct a stream cleanup on the Rogue River on Saturday, September 7. Garbage along stream banks is not only unsightly, but it also can be harmful to wildlife. Many [...]

RAHS announces 2013 Rockford Area Museum auction date

August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

As the NEW Rockford Area Museum (RAM) works on completing exhibits in the first of two main exhibit rooms in the former Courthouse next to City Hall, The Rockford Area Historical Society, (RAHS) is proud to announce that the second annual “Museum Weekend” and fund raising auction will take place on Saturday, September 28. This will be an exciting weekend in Downtown [...]

Rockford students take part in event that raises money for orphans

August 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

By Cindy M. Cranmer A Rockford woman, who previously put together an organization that helped athletes come to the aid of abandoned and orphaned children worldwide, conducted the first athletic event by that organization. The group had previously allowed athletes to raise money as part of other events. Rebecca Cruttenden, Team Orphans founder, expanded the organization [...]

Rockford area “Star Party” will provide an opportunity to view the Perseid meteor shower beyond the city lights

August 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Saul Lake Bog Preserve The Land Conservancy of West Michigan and Boy Scout Troop 228 of Rockford are cohosting a “Star Party” for the annual Perseid meteor shower.  The family-friendly event is open to the public and will be held on August 10, 2013 at the Land Conservancy’s Saul Lake Bog Preserve (10469 Six Mile Rd., Rockford, MI).  Activities will begin at 8:00 [...]
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