Fracking in Michigan: U-M researchers study potential impact on health, environment, economy

(Published on Nov 28, 2012) ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan researchers are conducting a detailed study of the potential environmental and societal effects of hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas drilling process known as fracking. In hydraulic fracturing, large amounts of water, sand and chemicals are injected deep underground to break apart rock and free trapped […]

A new company will market and manage Reds on the River

  A new company – RedWater Restaurant Group – has acquired Reds on the River in Rockford, Michigan and now owns and operates four distinct restaurants in the Greater Grand Rapids Area including Reds on the River (Rockford), Watermark Grille (Cascade), FireRock Grille (Kentwood/Caledonia) and Rush Creek Bistro (Grandville). Craig Smith, Chief Operating Officer of […]

Thought Design Learning Studio to introduce a unique approach to learning to the Rockford Community

An exciting new business has opened its doors in Rockford. Thought Design Learning Studio celebrated its official opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 31. Located next to Paperdoll in the Promenade building, Thought Design can best be described as a “fitness center for the mind”. Taking inspiration from the latest research on brain […]

Wolverine to allow public use of property

by MICHAEL YOUNG Rockford City Manager The Rockford City Council met this Monday as part of their regularly scheduled June meeting. Council had a busy meeting and made several important decisions about our community. City Council discussed a proposal by Wolverine World Wide to move the fence at the old tannery property to allow for […]

Back To The Bricks comes to Rockford Friday

Flint-born economic stimulus plan a fun ride across historic Michigan By BETH ALTENA What began nearly a decade ago in Flint as a way to stimulate spending and celebrate the historic richness of the automotive industry has become an annual event that is rolling into Rockford for the first time Friday, June 7. Back To […]