Welcome to Guanajuato, Mexico

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last Saturday, while Art in the Park was in full swing in Garden Club Park, art on a grand scale was being created inside of a soon-to-be-open Mexican restaurant in downtown Rockford. Guatemalan artist Carmelo Lopez (pictured below), currently residing in the U.S., has been working feverishly to meet a […]

Sexy socks found at Farmers Market

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL As was their usual habit, far southeast Grand Rapids residents “Skippy” Waivo and her gentleman friend, Bob Shaffer, were visiting Rockford and its Farm Market last Saturday. Bob told us that one day Skippy showed up sporting a pair of multi-colored socks. Bob told Skippy they looked sexy, to which […]

Sparta restaurant thrives on Italian tradition

In 1980, Rosario and Angela Candela left their homeland of Motelepre, Sicily, looking for a new start in America. Along with their three children, Sam, Joe and Anna, the couple worked with relatives in a local restaurant as they adjusted to life in America. Gaining experience and longing for their own personal tradition preparing Italian […]

International Russian Radio and Television North American representative to speak at Harvest celebration

Each year Crossfire Ministries celebrates a Harvest celebration featuring a key international speaker from an affective missions ministry. On Sunday, Sept. 20, Reverend David Ogren will be the special speaker at the 10 a.m. worship service in the conference room adjacent to MVP Health Club, 515 E. Division, Rockford. The public is cordially invited to […]

Fred Meijer ups ante in support of trail

GIFT—Handing over a gift from one who is “Pure Michigan,” Fred Meijer, are (l–r) Meijer Foundation officials Rob VerHeulen and Mike Julien, along with DNR Parks and Recreation staffers Paul Yauk (planning division), Vicky Anthes (chief of the planning division), and Mary Nardo (manager of the planning unit for parks statewide).

                        by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL For maybe the second time in his life, Dave Heyboer, chairman of the Friends of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail (Friends), was struck speechless. It was Thursday, August 7, and Heyboer had just been presented a check […]