Community Services

Volunteer Police calendars feature scenes of Rockford, fund safety

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Joan Longfield and Sandy Karl show off the 2013 calendar currently for sale with proceeds to fund the Volunteer Police Services unit. The volunteers patrol the city, parks, White Pine Trail and staff the Welcome Center, freeing Rockford officers for more specialized duties. By BETH ALTENA They can give you a ticket, but they would rather sell you a calendar. Members of [...]

Charitable raffle to give away 2013 vehicle of choice or $15,000 cash

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Tickets are limited, make great stocking stuffers By BETH ALTENA The average resident who is not a member may know a little about Rotary. It is a club of business professionals that meet weekly. Some folks might know more about the international service organization. In the upcoming months, members of the local Rockford Rotary club would like the public to know at least [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Terry Konkle-President   Let’s begin this week with a “Nugget of Rockford History” question. At one time an organization called the Rockford Home Builders Association, with the sponsorship of Wolverine, built many houses which caused our town to have to add two new streets (around 1923). What names were given to them? Contact me (1-616-866-0530) if you can name [...]

Reds partners with the community and schools this holiday season

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Rockford community is well known for its Norman Rockwell-like holiday spirit, built on a picturesque downtown, one-of-a-kind shops, the charm of family owned businesses, and the tradition-building events like the Santa parade, holiday open houses, free horse and carriage rides, and cocoa and cookies with Santa and his reindeer. Since 2006, Reds on the River has [...]

Museum to sell Commemorative Ornament Series

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

First Ornament Honors the Current Museum   The first of those new fund raisers is the sale of the first in a series of annual commemorative Christmas ornaments sponsored by the museum.. This collectible 2012 ornament honors the current Rockford Area Historical Museum and its founders. They are American Made, and feature the detailed image of our current museum [...]
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