Samples, music, games this Saturday

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Second annual Heirloom Tomato Festival will have plenty to eat, see, do “This is going to be one absolute blast of a festival,” said organizer Meredith Gremel of this Saturday’s second annual Heirloom Tomato Festival held at Reds on the River from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Businesses throughout downtown are coordinating special pricing and […]

Children learn up close with zoo animals at Krause

Children are excited to be able to touch a New Guinea blue-tongued skink at Krause Memorial Library in downtown Rockford.

Colleen LaBeau and her little friends packed Krause Memorial Library on Monday, June 28 as over 200 fascinated youngsters showed up for visiting animals from John Ball Zoo. Children were able to learn about the animals—ears, not legs make the difference between snakes and skinks—and were even allowed to pet a blue-tongued skink after the […]

Annual Kid’s Bike Parade set for Fourth of July

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Looking for some good old-fashioned fun this Fourth of July? Then head into downtown Rockford for the second annual Fourth of July Kid’s Bike Parade, starting at 2 p.m. from the South Squires Towers parking lot (east of the White Pine Trail). Parade participants should gather at 1:30 p.m. to line up. The parade will […]

The Huntington Rogue River Blues Series begins

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The Huntington Rogue River Blues concert series at Garden Club Park began Tuesday, June 15. Enjoy this free entertainment this summer.

Eleven children released from hunger by student drive

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Students at Rockford Christian School learned that hunger isn’t a problem only in far away places. Working with Kids Food Basket in Grand Rapids, the students raised in donations and food, a total value of $1,650, an amount which will feed eleven students after-school meals for a year. On Wednesday, May 19, the students released […]