West Michigan Sports Commission hires manager, launches website

Fundraising Campaign Continues with Buy-a-Brick Campaign to Close Gap on $7.4 Million Project to Attract Travelling Baseball and Softball Tournaments to West Michigan   The West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) is making some strategic game plays to bring its Art Van Sports Complex closer to reality with the hire of Bryan Baar as complex manager […]

Rockford students work to pay it forward

Megan Malley and Allison Lang met last spring with Ms. Bridget Cheney, principal of Congress Elementary School in Grand Rapids. The girls are part of a school sanctioned club, Rockford RH, for Rockford Honors, a group started last year when then Rockford High School senior, John Malley, Megan’s brother, envisioned donating school supplies to underprivileged […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President   During the months of July and August the Rockford Area Historical Society does not have meetings. Our program meetings are the first Thursday of the other ten months, and they will begin on September 5, 2013. Vic Villarreal will present “The Edmund Fitzgerald” at 7:00 P.M. at the Community Cabin. […]

How does your garden grow?

The garden planted by the second-graders from Cannonsburg Elementary School is doing very well. Every year Don Kurylowicz donates space behind the Grist Mill in his 4 raised beds for the kids to plant so they can learn where groceries come from, from the ground up. With help from local gardener Georgia Donovan and some […]

More than halfway to its goal, Million Meal March presses on

Last September, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank embarked on a quest to send an additional one million meals to families in need. The cost of that goal was $238,000. A little less than one year later, the Food Bank has raised more than half that amount. As the Million Meal March enters its second […]