Four Rockford students to perform in Nutcracker Ballet

Four Rockford students (l–r) Kathleen Bomer, Lauren Hyink, Mary Camp and Rebecca Richmond prepare to perform in the West Michigan Youth Ballet Company’s Nutcracker Ballet.

The West Michigan Youth Ballet Company is preparing for its first annual full-length Nutcracker Ballet, composed by Tchaikovsky, on Dec. 12 and 13, at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center (FHFAC), 600 Forest Hills Ave., Grand Rapids. Four students from the Rockford school district are members of the company, and are looking forward to performing […]

What do you like best about shopping in Rockford for the holidays?

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Joel and Krista Koch and their children, Leah, 2, and Mya, four months, were downtown Wednesday, November 18 to attend the lighting ceremoney and holiday open houses. “We were looking for something for our home,” said Krista. “We loved the lighting ceremony and we love the shops here.” Joel said the couple wanted to make […]

RCS students raise crucial funds during annual bike-a-thon

Rockford Christian School students participate in the school’s annual bike-a-thon to raise much-needed funds.   Almost $18,000 was raised by the student body at Rockford Christian School (RCS) during their third annual bike-a-thon. Over 60 percent of the students participated in the event, with each student averaging $123 in donations. This year’s bike-a-thon kicked off […]

MS—The end or the beginning?

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Cathy and Joe Schmitt   Multiple sclerosis (MS), the disease of the nervous system, may have finally met its match. Cathy Schmitt, originally from the Grand Rapids area and now living in Grand Blanc, is betting the end is near. Cathy was diagnosed with MS approximately 10 years ago. Since then she, along with her […]

Cedar Sapiens set roots at Credit Union

by ANA OLVERA Placed outside of Rockford Community Federal Credit Union, at 3 N. Monroe St., are five Cedar Sapiens. They were created by Georgia Donovan, a member at the credit union. Donovan entered the Cedar Sapiens in the Art Prize 2009 contest. Her entry placed in the top 50 out of 1,218 entries. Her […]