Monorail installed over White Pine Trail

The new White Pine Monorail passes south of the Rockford station.

‘This will generate considerable revenue Michigan needs now’ State planners last September approved installation of an Amtrack monorail over the White Pine Trail, a project that is now open for public use. “This will generate considerable revenue Michigan needs now,” said a state spokesman during the unveiling ceremony held Thursday, April 1. Friends of the […]

Nessie finds new home at Millpond

NESSIE NOW IN ROCKFORD—See Nessie at the old millpond from Rum Creek Trail. Watch for next week's Rockford Artprize 2010 article in the Squire. Do not call the city for information.

Rockford to host ArtPrize 2010, offer $1 million to winner

Size counts: new law too short

The American people are incensed about the length of the new health care law. It is much too short, a piker: only about 2,000 pages. This compares unfavorably with the U.S. Income Tax code at 16,000 (or 18,000 or 23,000; depends on who you ask). “Congress just doesn’t care about health care,” said one radio […]

Olympic gold medalist Shaun White visits Rockford

Rockford’s “Big Jerry” and Shaun White hang out.

Were you present last Saturday afternoon when the “Flying Tomato” Shaun White (pictured on the right) visited the business location of MD Cox Enterprises on Courtland Street across from Herman’s Boy? Thousands of people showed up for a chance to photograph or possibly score an autograph of the gold medal winner of the 2010 Winter […]

Food, Family, Fun — March 25, 2010

FFF-Equest

Hush Puppies kicks off shoe design contest  Hush Puppies, the originator of the first suede casual shoe, is sponsoring a shoe design contest on their website at www.hushpuppies.com in partnership with www.runwayonmonroe.com. Official rules of the contest and information about entries are outlined on the Hush Puppies website. Contest entries can be by drawn by […]