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Holiday shopping with heroes prepares kids for winter, for giving

December 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

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

December 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 are encouraged to stop by anytime between 5:30 and 8 p.m. The informal [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

December 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill 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 a director and [...]

Elementary Students Display Gingerbread Houses for Charity

December 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rockford Preschool students proudly display their gingerbread house. 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 [...]

Enjoy a Holiday Concert at Rockford High School

December 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Photo by Tom Scott 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 [...]
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