Big Daddy Duck Race and Show take talent down the Rogue

June 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Rotary Club invites Start of Summer visitors to enjoy an exciting race on the Rogue River from the dam down to Richardson Sowerby Park (under the Ten Mile overpass). This year an amazing 50 ducks will take to the water from the top of the Rogue River dam and be anxiously anticipated downstream at the park, with the big winner taking a trophy and bragging [...]

Rockford photographer hoping for help in cancer fight Cash donations to help with medical, bills

June 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rockford residents who have attended many of the city’s annual events and celebrations likely have seen photographer Tom Scott with his digital Canon camera documenting the festivities. Tom has taken pictures of Sweetheart Splash, Start of Summer parade and carnival, Harvest Festival, Santa Parade, the Rockford Chamber annual dinner, and has had a professional, if part [...]

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche Mosquito and Phoebe

June 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Outdoor memories last a lifetime. It was on a field trip to Gwen Frostic’s outdoor nature studio in Benzonia west of Traverse City that provided an interesting experience with an Eastern Phoebe. I was on a busman’s holiday from my job as a State Park ranger at Traverse State Park in the late 1960’s.   Gwen had screened in studios where she painted her wonderful [...]

The Rockford Bands finished the year on a high note as each of the schools, as accolades were awarded at both the Junior and Senior high levels for their spring competition season.

June 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Both the 8th grade concert bands at East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) and North Rockford Middle School (NRMS) in addition to all three of the Rockford High School (RHS) concert bands earned a Superior Rating at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s (MSBOA) Festival this spring.   In addition to the ensembles spring festivals, several individual high [...]
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