Largest winter adventure race in U.S. to take place in Rockford!


The Michigan Adventure Race: Winter Edition will be held February 7, 2015, at Camp Roger in Rockford. Registration is now open. Last year’s race drew 300 participants, making it the largest winter adventure race in the U.S. Two-person teams will set out at 9:30 am, running through the woods to hidden checkpoints pre-marked on a […]

Reader submits remarkable photograph

Many thanks to Marilyn Keigley who sent this picture to the Squire for publication. She took it after the lighting ceremony at the dam in downtown Rockford using a 30-second shutter speed. Keigley has been a Rockford resident for seven years, is a member of the Grand Rapids Camera Club, the River City Camera Club […]

Spectrum Health Tree of Lights

On Sunday, December 2, the Spectrum Health United Memorial Foundation will hold its annual Tree of Lights celebration at 4 p.m. at United Hospital. Proceeds to benefit Spectrum Health United Lifestyles Maternal Infant Health Program rFunds raised from this year’s Tree of Lights will support the Spectrum Health United Lifestyles Maternal Infant Health Program. This […]

Reds partners with the community and schools this holiday season


The Rockford community is well known for its Norman Rockwell-like holiday spirit, built on a picturesque downtown, one-of-a-kind shops, the charm of family owned businesses, and the tradition-building events like the Santa parade, holiday open houses, free horse and carriage rides, and cocoa and cookies with Santa and his reindeer. Since 2006, Reds on the […]

Museum to sell Commemorative Ornament Series


First Ornament Honors the Current Museum   The first of those new fund raisers is the sale of the first in a series of annual commemorative Christmas ornaments sponsored by the museum.. This collectible 2012 ornament honors the current Rockford Area Historical Museum and its founders. They are American Made, and feature the detailed image […]