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 […]

Community invited to downtown Rockford to celebrate safety

All residents welcome to enjoy games, food, more Community Safety Officer Aaron Sawyer said the annual National Night Out celebration in downtown Rockford has become an event that residents look forward to. The celebration of safety is across the United States each year, but it is the personal nature of sharing time with friends, neighbors, […]

Youth celebration at the Park N Party

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President The last “Nugget of Rockford History” question brought many responses and lots of information. I asked for the name of the man who had a bakery on Courtland Street in the area where Ward’s Barber Shop is today. Several readers called with a correct answer of Johnny Green. Then, it started […]

Link considered between Luton Park with White Pine Trail

By BETH ALTENA Mountain bikers welcome—Rockford’s reputation as a prime community for biking may soon become even more envious. The townships of Courtland and Cannon have proposed a three-community collaboration to create a bicycle trail between Luton Park in Cannon Township through parts of Courtland Township and meet the White Pine Trail in downtown Rockford. […]