February Phone-a-thon to Benefit Rockford Education Foundation

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The Rockford Education Foundation will be conducting its annual Phone-a-thon on February 24, 25 and 26, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Volunteers will be calling parents in the Rockford School District to ask for donations. The foundation funds educational opportunities for learners in the Rockford area. “We typically give back around […]

North RMS Students’ Art Displayed

Four North Rockford Middle School art students – Olivia Guswiler, Taylor Ramirez, Elliana Raymond, and Katrina Rousakova – have artwork on display in the Michigan Art Education Association Region 9 Show. Each art teacher in the region, which makes up much of West Michigan, was able to bring five pieces for the regional show from […]

Concert Continues Tradition of Excellence

WINNER - The REF picked another great performance for the 13th annual concert. Brian VanderArk (left) and his band (above) along with VanderArk's wife, enchanted the Saturday crowd and drew a standing ovation. REF continues to bring high-quality talent to Rockford.

by CLIFF and NANCY HILL The mission of the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) is to promote excellence in education for people of all ages in the Rockford community. Toward that end the REF annually sponsors an eagerly awaited and excellent benefit performance usually held in the acoustically correct and comfortable confines of the Rockford High […]

Rockford’s Historic Past Remembered

DEEP ROOTS - Barb (Ammerman) Stevens is pictured with Gene Berry holding pictuers of the past. Berry shared the history of both families at last month's Historical Society meeting.

Rockford is a community with a rich and interesting history, and people willing to take the time and effort to keep it from being forgotten. At last month’s Historical Society, Gene Berry shared the story of two of the town’s older families – the Berrys and the Ammermans. The presentation included dates and names going […]

Winter No Obstacle to Outdoor Fun-Fest

SNOW FUN - Emily and Sam Seven, enjoying the snow castle at the annual Izaak Walton Winterfest.

Winterfest at the Isaak Walton League last Saturday drew about 300 people, the group said. Kids enjoyed making candles, fishing, fly tying and other nature-related events.