Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche Important Bird Areas.

Important Bird Areas are surveyed and designated specifically for their importance for bird species survival. Some are visited regularly by birders to see many of the 233 bird species that breed in Michigan and the areas are inventoried to identify habitats essential for bird preservation. About 115 species that do not breed in Michigan use […]

Students learn two life-skills—sewing and giving


Girls in grades two through fifth at First Congregational Church are learning to sew. “We have had two sessions now where “seasoned” seamstresses in our Congregation who have given  their free time to teach the girls to sew,” said Alyssa Ladd.  “We have averaged around a dozen girls both times and the girls have had […]

Valley View Elementary Brainstormers!


Valley View Elementary recently held a two part assembly series put on by the Brainstormers! LLC. The Brainstormers have been working for 22 years to motivate, empower and encourage kids to be creative, both “on the page and on the stage.” The first show called The Takeoff show took place in January, and its purpose […]

How to be involved in the Fight Against Cancer

13 years ago Rockford hosted it’s first Relay For Life event. Relay for Life events are the premier fundraising event for The American Cancer Society. With over 5000 events worldwide the Rockford event has experienced great success due to continued community support. The Rockford Relay for Life is ranked 35th in the world in terms […]

New member of Michigan House of Representatives Chris Afendoulis speaks at township meeting

Representative Chris Afendoulis attended the Plainfield Township Board of Trustees meeting Monday, March 2 and spoke to township officials. He said he stopped by to give the board an update on what is going on in Lansing. He said he is working on the Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Licensing and Regulation Committee. Afendoulis […]