Rockford’s best-kept winter secret revealed

As the sun sets in the west, (pictured l–r) twin brothers Ben and Alex Norkey, 12, Bridgette Davis, 12, Grace Garner, 12, and Lexi Loop 12, all North Rockford Middle School students, are having a blast. They have been skating on the pond regularly since its early freeze-up and especially appreciate the smooth Zamboni-like surface.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Answering an often-asked community request for an outdoors winter ice-skating rink, the Rockford Lions have again stepped to the plate. Squire readers will recall that in past years the City of Rockford flooded an area behind the Community Cabin, providing a place for children of all ages to ice-skate during […]

Annual Dickens’ classic performed on Kent Theatre stage

Cast members for the Kent’s 2010 performance of “A Christmas Carol” include (front row, l–r) Brandyn Kirchhoff, Daniel A. Kavanaugh; (middle row) Katie Zank, Bri Fredrickson, Jenna Johnson; (back row) Russ Cole and Scott Phillips.

Add to your holiday festivities by attending the second annual Readers Theater production of the famed Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” being performed on the Kent Theatre stage. Be transported back to London and that fateful Christmas Eve night when Ebenezer Scrooge comes face to face with his own destiny. Mark your calendars now. Three […]

Weather, crowd all tops for 67th Santa Parade

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There seemed to be plenty of everything at the 67th annual Santa Parade brought to town by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, Dec. 4. The kids enjoyed handouts, the sights and sounds typical of the event, with sounds of the Rockford marching band filling the ears of families who watched the floats go […]

Rockford’s Annual Holiday Open Houses–Downtown Rockford, November 17 & 18, 5–9 p.m.

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There will be giveaways and more at Aunt Candy’s Toy Company, double your savings at Double Take, customized gift boxes at Old World Olive Press, free gifts and door prizes at Sage & Roses and 20 percent off one item and refreshments at Jade. The Candle Shop of Rockford is offering 20 percent off one […]

How Does Abby Know?

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Abby Altena somehow knows this can contains dog food (even though she eats dry food). After carrying the can around she buried it in the garden for safe keeping. Send us your funny pet photos at Squiremail@aol.com.