RE/MAX® hot air balloon presentation coming to Parkside Elementary

A special 50-foot tall RE/MAX hot air balloon will appear at Parkside Elementary in Rockford on May 26 at 10 a.m., courtesy of RE/MAX of Michigan and the local RE/MAX office, RE/MAX United. As part of the Kids’ Korner hot air balloon program, the balloonmeister will tether the balloon for the student body. If the […]

Rockford Jazz Bands to Showcase Talents

The Rockford High School Jazz Combo was selected as the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association/Michigan Youth Arts Festival Jazz Combo for the 53rd annual Michigan Youth Arts Festival on Western Michigan University’s campus May 7-9, 2015.  Over a thousand of Michigan’s best young artists will be showcasing their talents in visual arts, vocal music, film, […]

Water Wisely for a Beautiful Garden and Landscape

By Melinda Myers Too much or not enough water and never when you need it. That seems to be the long time plight of gardeners. Add to this extended droughts, flooding and watering bans.  What is a gardener to do? Become a waterwise gardener. Waterwise is not just about growing drought tolerant plants or eliminating […]

When Kids Don’t Want to Read

Do you have kids who compare having to read to getting shots at the doctor’s office? Sometimes we have to creatively adjust this attitude with new ideas, providing motivation and modeling to encourage our kids to become lifelong readers.   As parents, we are responsible for assisting our kids with tasks they don’t necessarily find […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President The Rockford Area Museum (RAM) has many displays containing artifacts and information. How many things are on display? That is an impossible question to answer without doing a lot of counting. However, when working a volunteer shift last week, I walked around and did a count on some things and thought […]