Reach for the world, read!

by CINDY KITZROW Director of Library and Media Services Each year the Rockford Public Schools’ (RPS) reading specialists and library staff have a tradition of promoting summer reading. The theme for the 2009 Summer Reading Program is “Reach the World… Read.” The primary purpose of the program is to encourage students to read throughout the […]

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Deans Lists announced

Colleen Hamilton of Rockford, who graduated with a bachelor of arts degree and with summa cum laude high honors-with a degree in French with a teaching English to speakers of other languages minor-May 24, made the spring 2009 Dean’s List at Manchester College, in northern Indiana. Hamilton is a graduate of Rockford High School. To […]

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Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

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This spring, The Rockford Squire reported that five historic people in the Rockford area were honored at Recognition Plaza at Peppler Park. The event is a newer tradition in its second year and organized by the Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE). Each year, RACE will honor people from the City of Rockford and the townships […]

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Kaleidoscoops helps celebrate Scouting birthdays

Enjoying an ice cream treat are (front, l–r) Girl Scouts Laurel Kurkjian and Chelsea Kurkjian, Cub Scouts Sean McLellan and Noah Kurkjian; (back) Mark Wiersum and Laura Lemming.

Nothing is better than ice cream to help celebrate a birthday, and Kaleidoscoops on West River Drive offered just that to local Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. To honor their organizations’ birthdays this year, Scouts received a special birthday certificate for a free kid’s ice cream cone. “This is just one way we can show […]

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Put away bird feeders, garbage cans to keep yearling bears away

With mother bears leaving their yearling cubs in preparation for the breeding season, encounters with young bears attracted to backyard food sources are increasing across northern Michigan, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). As the young bears leave their mothers, they must look for food on their own for the first time. These […]

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