Rockford area “Star Party” will provide an opportunity to view the Perseid meteor shower beyond the city lights

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan and Boy Scout Troop 228 of Rockford are cohosting a “Star Party” for the annual Perseid meteor shower.  The family-friendly event is open to the public and will be held on August 10, 2013 at the Land Conservancy’s Saul Lake Bog Preserve (10469 Six Mile Rd., Rockford, MI).  Activities […]

Receive ten free Colorado Blue Spruce trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August

Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member’s area, […]

Summer fun benefits the Humane Society

Mikayla and Michael Beard, along with Olivia Warner, did a “Golf Chip-in” fundraiser at the Gless home on Myers Lake. They made up invitations for the neighbors and charged for the golf and snacks. Together they raised $158.50 for the Humane Society of West Michigan. The Beard children, grandchildren of Jan Peterson, were visiting from […]

Locks of Love donation has special meaning for Rockford student

Taylor Westbrook, 12 of Rockford, is donating her beautiful hair for a beautiful cause, “Locks of Love”.  This is her third time donating to this cause. This is exceptionally special to her as she lost her Aunt, Sheri Salo to breast cancer last year. Emily, at A Cut Ahead Salon in Rockford did the honors. […]

Rotarian offers philosophy of the ages

Rotarian Bob Boyer isn’t a spring chicken, but he can hold his own during Tuesday’s regular Rockford Rotary jokeoff against Neil Blakeslee. On Tuesday, July 30, Boyer offered a joke with a lesson on the value of maturity. An old German shepherd was chasing leaves and suddenly realized he had wandered too deep in the […]