Poppy sales contribute to needs of veterans

For most Americans, Memorial Day signifies the beginning of summer and an opportunity for remembrance of those who have served our country during times of war and peace. Do you know that only seven veterans at the Grand Rapids home for Veteran’s  make all the poppies for the whole state of Michigan?  They can earn […]

Relay for Life kicks off Friday at 3:00

‘The support and excitement continue to be inspirationally overwhelming’   Music, food, games and entertainment for a great cause are all elements of the Rockford Relay for Life 24-hour event, which kicks off at the North Rockford Middle School’s track field this Friday, May 17 at 3:00 p.m. The Rockford Fire Department and Rockford Public […]

Rockford’s finest honored at induction ceremony

By BETH ALTENA Pillars of the greater Rockford community were recognized Tuesday, May 7 at a very special ceremony that had the meeting room of Rockford City Hall packed and an impressive crowd at Peppler Park’s Recognition Plaza. The Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE) has a difficult job of selecting the very elite of our […]

Day of Caring brings students to Rum Creek

Twenty East Grand Rapids Middle School students spent Friday, May 3rd caring for Rum Creek. This event was part of the United Way’s Day of Caring, an annual event to promote the value in volunteerism. These students, along with 350 other classmates, participated in a variety of volunteer efforts around the Grand Rapids area. Trout […]

Kids fish free in May

Free Kids’ Fishing every Saturday morning in May from 9-noon at the Izaak Walton League. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but helpers and equipment are on hand! AND on May 18th a Make-Your-Own Rainbarrel workshop at the same time, for $35. They also available for purchase. 5641 Myers Lake Ave.