Education

Reader tells of great interest in print media from youths

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rockford resident Bonnie House recently returned from a vacation down south brimming with enthusiasm for her local paper. She stopped by the Squire office to tell the tale. She said she had gone on vacation to Dustin, Florida on Crystal Beach and had taken the January 15 edition of the Squire Newspaper along with her. While on a beach she was taking a Squire Vacation [...]

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

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 weather does not permit a tether, “huff & puff” [...]

Rockford Jazz Bands to Showcase Talents

May 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

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

May 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 plantings. It is a holistic approach to managing water to [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

April 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 readers might find the results interesting. [...]
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