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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 … Continue reading

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Robinettes shines at cider contest

Robinette’s recently competed in the 7th Annual Great Lakes Cider & Perry Competition, sponsored by the Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association (  The competition was held March 23rd and 24th in Grand Rapids, Mich., from which Robinette’s brought home … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Local businessman wants to feed the town of Rockford for free

by BETH ALTENA In a way, buying their own restaurant was like an anniversary present for Debbie and Douglas Ryke. The couple celebrated their fifteenth anniversary the day after they opened the doors of Fatzo’s Pizza. In a way, it … Continue reading

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Rockford’s ACE high royal flush BBQ boot camp

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL “It was awesome”, said Rockford master plumber Blaine Kellermeier after the second of two summer grilling seminars, complete with sit-down dinners, which were hosted by Pete Kruer of Rockford’s ACE Hardware. “I consider myself a … Continue reading

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