Reds celebrates anniversary with big thank-you

Those of us lucky enough to call Rockford and northern Kent County home may have grown accustomed to the many positive changes in our local landscape over the past five years. But talk to a newcomer or someone who hasn’t visited in years and you may just view our quaint, Norman Rockwell-like town through a […]

Reds’ new employee a seasoned pro

Executive Chef Glenn Forgie welcomes Reds on the River's new manager, Lance Climie.

Family roots planted in Kent County fruit farming 150 years ago  In the restaurant industry, timing is everything. Just ask Reds on the River Executive Chef Glenn Forgie. Forgie recently announced that Lance Climie, CCM, will be joining Reds on August 9 as Reds’ front-of-the-house manager. Climie’s arrival could not be better timed. On August […]

Warm welcome on the menu every day at Cedar Rock Cafe

Together, Karri Jo Creveling and Joe and Diane Seyferth present for your enjoyment Cedar Rock Cafe. Kerri Jo introduced the couple, who were recently married.

You don’t have to order a friendly smile and welcoming comment when you stop in to enjoy a breakfast or lunch special at Cedar Rock Cafe, 4615 14 Mile Road, Rockford, in the Cedar Rock business district. Partners Joe and Diane Seyfert and Karri Creveling are uniquely qualified in their roles at the restaurant they […]

Relax with a picnic without the work

Laura DeWilde of Twisted Vine  shows off a new Bridge Street Baskets picnic now available at her restaurant.

Twisted Vine to offer complete picnic basket bundle What could be more hometown America than an afternoon picnic complete with a tablecloth to throw down on the grass, delicious food, beverage and dessert? Now Rockford shoppers can take a break from finding great deals downtown and enjoy a relaxing meal from Twisted Vine, complete with […]

Young entrepreneur an old timer in pizza biz

Tony Griffin knows his pizza. Griffin is the new owner of B.C. Pizza in Belmont, his second restaurant. He has been working in pizza since he was 14 and took a job at a B.C. Pizza.

Belmont B.C. Pizza under new ownership by BETH ALTENA The good news, bad news about being very good at something is that you are likely to be doing a lot of it. That’s all good to Tony Griffin, who has a degree in culinary management from the program at Grand Rapids Community College—the third-ranked program […]