Holiday shopping with heroes prepares kids for winter, for giving

Nearly a decade of good deeds—Rockford Police officers have been donating four hours of their day off just before the holidays to walk children through the Rockford Meijer store picking out necessities and one toy. Here the police and Meijer Store Director Phil Morrow pose with Santa and this year’s group of happy kids.

By BETH ALTENA Rockford Police officers, members of the volunteer police unit and children in families with need joined together for a morning of shopping, eating pizza with Santa and learning a life lesson about giving back. The Rockford Lions, with help from Rockford Rotary has funded the program since it was implemented by the […]

The public is invited to pizza and parks meeting at City Hall

As part of the process of identifying the future of parks in Rockford, the public is invited to come down to Rockford City Hall, enjoy free pizza and tell the city what you think. The Pizza and Parks meeting will be held at Rockford City Hall, 7 S. Monroe Street on Thursday, December 13. Residents […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President The Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) continues to make progress on our new museum project. Last week it was announced that Al Pratt will be our museum manager. He is already working even though his official contract will not begin until January 1, 2013. The RAHS pledged that we would hire […]

Elementary Students Display Gingerbread Houses for Charity

The Heart of Rockford merchants and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Rockford elementary schools and the Rockford Preschool to raise money for each school and/or their chosen beneficiary. Rockford Preschool house will be displayed at Grand Cakes in support of Rockford Preschool. The elementary schools’ houses will be displayed as follows: Cannonsburg […]

Enjoy a Holiday Concert at Rockford High School

Take a break from your busy holiday planning and enjoy the delightful sounds of the season as the Rockford Community Band, Adult Choir, Children’s Choir and Symphony Orchestra present their annual holiday concert, sponsored by the Rockford Area Arts Commission.  Admission is free. The Rockford Community Choir, under direction of Renee Vande Wege with Kayle […]