Snow fun in Rockford

Kara Przybylski (left), 12, and friend Audrey  Best (right), 11, of Rockford don’t mind the snowstorm in Rockford in February. They built this fort during a snow day after the blizzard of 2011. Photo by KIM PRZYBYLSKI

Scavenger hunt introduces community workers

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Katie Underwood’s first-grade students learned firsthand about people in their community as they toured Rockford in search of gingerbread men they had made earlier in the day but had come up missing. The youngsters had read Jan Brett’s book “Gingerbread Baby” as part of their curriculum to learn about community workers. The children visited locations […]

Batang the orangutan reads The Rockford Squire

MONKEY BUSINESS—Andrew Peters, a seventh-grader at North Rockford Middle School, visited Washington, D.C., and Baltimore with his family. Here, Andrew is pictured with Batang, a 14-year-old Bornean orangutan, reading his hometown newspaper The Rockford Squire over his shoulder at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

Valentine gala for girls and their dads creates memories

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Now an institution in Rockford, the annual Daddy Daughter Dance for preschool through eighth-grade girls and their dads is this Friday, Feb. 4 at two locations. Brought to the community by photographer Dan Davison of Douglas Photography, the evening of music, refreshments and priceless memories is sponsored by Rockford Community Services and is held at […]

Kids invited to join local officers in evening of fun, food

by ELDON KORSON  On Friday, Feb. 4, the Rockford, Cedar Springs and Sparta police departments and the Kent County Sheriff’s Department will be holding a youth lock-in at the MVP Athletic Club located at 515 East Division Street in Rockford. For $6 paid at the door, middle school kids in grades six through eight will […]