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Lions quarterback Eric Hipple keynote speaker for HOPE

May 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Quickly approaching, on Saturday, May 4, is the Men’s Mental Fitness Morning, hosted by Rockford HOPE. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. at North Rockford Middle School Auditorium. Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m. Eric Hipple, former Detroit Lions quarterback, current Outreach Coordinator for U of M’s Depression Center, and author of “Real Men Do Cry” will provide a dynamic [...]

Great turnout for insect monitoring in the Rogue River Watershed

May 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Volunteers identify insects from a sample out of the Rogue River at 12 Mile and Summit. Interested kids, fisherman, businesses, boy scouts, landowners, nature lovers and others funneled into the Algoma Township Hall for Trout Unlimited’s Spring Stream Insect Monitoring event on April 6th, 2013. We had a record 38 dedicated volunteers sample insects at stream sites on [...]

KDL to offer energy usage monitors for loan to public

May 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

At public libraries around Michigan and the country, cardholders have been able to check out energy usage monitors to gauge their home appliance electricity use. But there are no public libraries in Kent County that loan the monitors. Until now – and Kent District Library, Consumers Energy and Lowell Light & Power are helping lead the way. KDL, which has some [...]

Historical Museum recreates the early days of town

May 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

The outside of the curved structure will feature a Native American display.  The inside willl be the forest circle storytelling area (with fake column tree). Exhibits for the NEW Rockford Area Museum are now being constructed under the direction of Media Rare, the consulting firm that has been instrumental in the planning of the new museum. Displays will lead visitors [...]

Navigating your way to a successful business

May 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

We start small businesses for various reasons. For some it is the economic pressure to replace lost earnings from a job termination and a dismal outlook for being rehired. For others, it is a business concept they are passionate about and a belief it will serve a niche marketplace.  And yet others want to have the personal freedom to be their own boss and a chance to [...]
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