History and economic stimulus combine in downtown car show

Back to the Bricks likely a repeat event for Rockford By BETH ALTENA The beauty and charm of Rockford in winter was instrumental in the successful event which took place Friday, June 7 in downtown. Organizer Charles SeKrenes visited our town during one Ice Festival weekend and fell in love—with Rockford. He proposed making Rockford […]

Rockford student finds prehistoric manatee bone

Max Dalton, 11 years old of Rockford, had been zip lining at Tree Umph while visiting his grandparents in Florida. When they went to Linger Lodge for lunch, Max was exploring around the river bank out side of the restaurant and showed his grandparents this rock like thing he foiund. He asked all of his […]

Aloha shoppers! Taste of Ric’s is Saturday, June 1

The Rockford Ric’s Food Center Store Director David Brickner said his store is buzzing with anticipation for the Taste of Ric’s event to be held this Saturday, June 1 from noon to 3 p.m. For those that have yet to visit a Taste of Ric’s at the store located at 6767 Belding Road, this is […]

Uccello’s Restaurant in negotiations to buy Sam’s Joint

An artists rendering of the proposed façade of Sam’s Joint restaurant after purchase by Uccello’s.

Restaurant seeks to separate ground floor from upper levels   Uccello’s Restaurant is working to purchase the restaurant portion of the Sam’s Joint building on Main Street in downtown Rockford. According to a report by City Manager Michael Young, Uccello’s would like to change the eatery into one of their traditional sports bars. Uccello’s has […]

Cannon Township Planning Commission recommends unusual zoning agreement

Ric’s Food Center owner Andy Woodrick and his wife Monica spoke at the Tuesday, February 12 Planning Commission meeting, asking the board to approve a deal that would get action moving on the failed development surrounding the store.

Lot-size variance in two developments linked to action on Town Square Village PUD by BETH ALTENA The Cannon Township Planning Commission approved a recommendation to the regular Board of Trustees to approve an unusual proposal regarding three bankrupt developments in the township. Mr. Scott, of Pendulum Real Estate, owns two developments in the township that […]