Rockford artists win contest

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HARVEST FEST COLORING CONTEST—winners from left to right are: Sean Stone, Alysa Nowak, Jonathan Baculy, Lelaina Schneider, Kendra Holtzlander and Ashley Hillman.

Double pumpkin, harvest fun, treats at Klein’s

  Steve Klein of Klein’s Cider Mill on Ten Mile Road east of Alpine Avenue has grown his first double pumpkin. He has seen this phenomenon with gourds and summer squash, but never in a pumpkin. The vegetable weighs about 40 pounds. Klein’s offers a variety of items and activities at the mill. He makes […]

Rockford events to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure

It’s that time of year again—Rockford is adding PINK to its orange and black décor to do their part to raise money for—and awareness of—breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. Throughout October, community leaders and area businesses are stepping up to host a series of activities to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, […]

Rockford Toastmaster member elected to statewide position

Ron Musich, an honorary charter member of Rockford’s North Kent Community Toastmaster club, has been elected to the position of district governor for Toastmaster’s District 62. District 62 covers most of Michigan outside of Detroit. In this position, Musich will govern the 91 Michigan Toastmaster clubs, which are outside of Detroit. His responsibilities include establishing […]

Feast on Artistry, authenticity at new Cinco de Mayo restaurant

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Rockford’s new Cinco de Mayo restaurant has recently opened, peppering excitement for its authentic Mexican food and stunning art murals. Mariano Coronado, whose family oversees a dozen restaurants in five states, owns this new ingredient to downtown Rockford, located at 123 Courtland St., but Mariano brings his own special touch to Cinco de Mayo. “This […]