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John Ball launches blog… and they’re telling some awfully good stories!

April 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Male Kelp Gull, Sonny. Who knew that John Ball Zoo had two of the oldest kelp gulls in the world?  Who knew that the penguins are little thieves?  These factoids, along with many other eye-opening and surprising details, are shared in John Ball Zoo’s new ZOO BLOG, that launched April 11,. The Zoo plans to release a new blog on every other Thursday. Here are a few [...]

City of Rockford Arbor Day celebration

April 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Friday, April 26 marks Arbor Day, which will be celebrated throughout the country. The City of Rockford, which has always had a long-standing tree planting and care program, which was originally started by the Honorable Judge Steven Servaas back in the 1970s. “This year, to commemorate Arbor Day, the City of Rockford will be planting a tree in honor of each baby born to [...]

Squire request for bird identification results in huge response

April 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Albino and partial albino birds.A full albino Northern Cardinal, recognizableby the lack of pigment in the eyes, makingthem appear pink. Original gouachepainting copyright David Sibley. Squire readers are very generous with their knowledge and time. Several readers were quick to respond to our request for help to identify the mystery bird picture we published in last [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

April 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

by Terry Konkle President Photo by Cliff Hill For over ten years the basement of our old museum has been the home of a 2,500 pound safe that came from the Hessler Building in downtown Rockford (southeast corner of Courtland and Main). We did not have any place to display it in our former building but now we do! Last week it was moved to its permanent place in the new [...]

West Michigan Miracle League hits walk off homerun, begins construction

March 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Miracle Field Named in Memory of 16-year-old WMML board member, Nate Hurwitz The West Michigan Miracle League announced today that it will begin construction on the specialized ball field this spring.  After a year and half of planning and fundraising, the West Michigan Miracle League, an organization that provides children with mental and physical disabilities an [...]
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