Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President   The new museum project has been a demanding yet rewarding one for our Rockford Area Historical Society. We were told many things when we started, and I thought readers might be interested in what some of those things were and whether they were pertinent or not. Regarding fundraising, we were […]

Summer reading at KDL returns to Kent District Library

Last year, Kent District Library had the busiest summer reading program of any public library system in Michigan with 28,914 participants. This year’s Summer Reading @ KDL program runs from Saturday, June 1 to Saturday, August 10. With activities for babies, kids, teens and adults, Summer Reading @ KDL offers something for everyone: There’s Dig […]

Jump for heart a healthy success

On February 9th Rockford elementary schools gathered together to celebrate Jump Rope for Heart, where they raised over $14,000. Rebecca Loker, a 4th grader at Rougewood Elementary, raised the most money this year with a total of $1,165. She has been participating in Jump Rope for Heart for two years and said, “I enjoy raising […]

Best “bark in the park” goes to Bark for Life

Porter Lougheed (he’s the dog) showing off his high five in the  “Hidden Talent” contest.

The second annual Bark for Life was held on the morning of April 27 and it could not have been a more beautiful day.  The sun was shining, the dogs were happy to be out of the house and so were their human companions!  Bark for Life is a non-competitive dog walk that honors the […]

Runner for Parkinson’s Disease spotted in Rockford

Promoting awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and raising funds for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is a cause dear to Roger Bonga’s heart. His grandmother suffered from the disease. In an effort to accomplish his goals, Bonga is running the length of the state. His journey began with a fundraiser event on support April 27th at Karl’s Cuisine, […]