New business designed to help in tough economy

Lilacs and Apple Blossoms to buy and sell When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. At least that’s the philosophy behind Lilacs and Apple Blossoms, a new consignment shop at 2355 Belmont Center Drive, Suite 100, in Belmont. Owner Amy Sheets said her family construction business was slow over the winter, so she and […]

City to discontinue print newsletter

Rockford City Council will discontinue the print edition of the City newsletter, The Outlook. According to City Manager Michael Young, the step is in line with the City’s goal to be more “green” and would also save $6,000 a year for the six newsletters printed. The information would instead be available online. The City would […]

Poindexter’s Specialty Marketplace to open in the Carriage House

If you’ve strolled or biked along the Frederic Meijer White Pine Trail lately, you may have noticed plenty of comings and goings at The Carriage House, located on  E. Bridge Street, just west of the Trail. Drywallers and painters have been on overtime, working nearly around the clock to finish the building for Rockford’s newest […]

Magic, ice cream part of summer kids’ program

The fourth-grade students at Rockford Public Schools’ (RPS) summer program recently took a bike ride on the White Pine Trail. Their reward was ice cream at Trailside Treats in Belmont. The summer program is held at the RPS administration building. The students go swimming, go on walking and bus field trips, participate in gym, nature, […]

International musician to play at Grill One Eleven

Enjoy the music of internationally known Dana Cooper right here in Rockford on Tuesday, July 28. In a free concert starting at 8 p.m., Cooper will perform at Grill One Eleven, 111 Courtland Street, downtown Rockford. The singer/songwriter has wowed audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe recently with tunes from his newest album, “Made of […]