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Rockford Community Garden grows with help of Lions and wolves

August 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Plots are sold-out for third straight year By BETH ALTENA There is always something growing on in the Rockford Public School’s Community Garden, and this year the Lions have proved their thumbs are green with a large new plot grown to serve the needy. Nancy Seeley said the forty raised garden beds out behind the Rockford Public School’s Administration building on N. [...]

Area families enjoyed first-ever Rhino Challenge event

August 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

By Cindy M. Cranmer   Organizers are considering The Rhino Challenge an “extreme success” as families got outside having fun and being challenged by the obstacles of the 5K course and raising more than $1,100 for charities in the process. More than 425 people enjoyed a sunny day at the obstacle course recently, according to Mark Decker, founder of The Rhino [...]

Brain Fitness first in 2013 Chamber University series

August 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Use it or lose it true in mental wellbeing By BETH ALTENA “What we are doing is really about learning what is going on in our brains, improving thinking and development,” said Greg Mutch, of Thought Design in downtown Rockford. The business was host to the new lunchtime format for Rockford Chamber University events. On Monday, July 22, Mutch described the dual feature [...]

Preserving the Harvest program open to public

August 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Greenville Garden Club will be hosting a program entitled Preserving the Harvest at the Flat River Community Library in Greenville on Monday, August 5 2013 at 6:30pm. The program will cover making your own herbal tea bags, syrups, herbal rubs, and vinegars, and provide information on the different methods of drying and freezing herbs. The program is free and open to the [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update August 1, 2013

August 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle – President On July 16, 2013 Gerald (Jerry) Fox passed away at the age of 94. Many readers will remember him as a very capable Rockford teacher, coach and administrator, and also as a friend and as a positive contributor to our community and area. He was the principal of the high school when I began my teaching days in the fall of 1960. He was my boss who [...]
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