Weird weather brings bumper, early morel crop

NOT BAD FOR AN HOUR IN A THUNDERSTORM—Sorry Rockford Area Historical Society, Squire editor Beth Altena meant to spend only an hour in the woods before the 7 p.m. meeting on Thursday, May 3, but couldn’t leave with morels turning up everywhere. This pile was collected in just two hours.

Usually May is Morel Month in Michigan, but the early spring weather apparently caused the mushrooms to pop up sooner and perhaps disappear before their typical season would even be well underway. Squire Editor Beth Altena had a great time hunting mushrooms last week and found so many it was hard not to step on […]

Reader e-mails unusual sight

Readers Jack and Barb Palazzolo sent the Squire this picture of three deer who swam across Big Brower Lake Saturday, April 28. We wonder what would prompt the deer to undertake such an endeavor. If any readers have an answer, we'd love to hear it. E-mail squiremail@aol.com. Thanks for the photograph.

Playing in the wind

Jeff O'Malley

by JEFFREY S. O’MALLEY Director of Golf Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club What a beautiful but windy spring we have had in West Michigan this year! Playing golf on windy days can be very difficult and lead to frustration if you don’t know what you are doing. Following are a few ideas that you might want […]

Big Daddy Duck Race to pick up pace for summer reading

IN GOOD COMPANY—These fine folks from Rockford Ambulance, United Bank and other Rockford businesses are proud to be part of the inaugural Big Daddy Duck Race. There is only one more duck to purchase, so don't delay to be part of this group.

Rockford Rotary Club has provided scholarship funding for the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) Summer Reading Program for several years. Last year, the funds raised fell short of the increased need. “Reading is critical for success in school and life,” said Lisa Jacobs, executive director of RPS Community Services, “and the summer reading program is an […]

Visiting teen finds geocaching one of Rockford’s attractions

Geocacher

Jack Kison, 14, with his grandmother Jill Mackie, was proud to find his first geocache at The Rockford Squire newspaper office on Wednesday, April 14. Kison, who was visiting Rockford for spring break, found the microcache after some searching. It is ironic that the very first geocache he has ever found is located at the […]