Soggy Santa waves to the Squire, as he passes the Corner Bar. Photo by CLIFF HILL
Lighting event kicks off with holiday traditions Villagers by the hundreds walked to the banks of the Rogue River at Peppler Park for the annual ceremony as Rockford turned on the downtown’s holiday lights. A mild evening on Tuesday, Nov. 15 allowed the Rockford High School band and choir members to entertain the crowds with [...]
Cathy’s Hallmark announces winner of nativity scene When Stephanie Porter of Ionia, a student at Aquinas College, was shopping for ornaments at Cathy’s Hallmark with her boyfriend, they saw a contest to win a nativity scene. The pair had been wanting one for their apartment, and was very excited when Stephanie received the call that [...]
Everybody loves a good story and nothing gets a person into the holiday mood more than a good Christmas story. This year, you can hear live, on Main Street in Cedar Springs, at the Kent Theatre stage a reading/telling of the beloved Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” Called “theater for the ear,” this Reader’s Theater [...]
Rockford’s 66th Annual Santa Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at 11 a.m. The parade will feature floats, marching bands, carriages, the Dickens Carolers and Santa and his wife, Mrs. Claus. After the parade Santa will take orders at the Rotary Pavilion and decide who is naughty and who is nice. Cookies and milk [...]
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