Free programs make something out of ‘nothing’

MAGIC—Any number of things can be created from used materials.

Previously used material finds new purpose at a series of programs at Frozen Creek Floral Freeze Dried Flowers, 5959 Cannonsburg Road. Madame O, aka Amelia K. Sefton describes herself as a “proud practitioner of resourcery, the ancient and venerable art of making something out of nothing, or, turning negatives into positives.” The California native will […]

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Last weekend of Harvest Fest is fun for young ones

MAKE A MEMORY TO TAKE HOME—The Make It & Take It scarecrow event continues this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rockford Historical Museum by the dam. Kids love to create their own.          photo by Tom Scott

The fun started with family, and now our heritage is behind us. The last weekend of Harvest Fest is the Children’s Weekend with events for kids highlighting activities. There will be plenty for teens and adults to do as well, with entertainment around town, the used book sale at Krause Library from 9:30 a.m. to […]

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Chili cookoff hot despite drizzling day

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NO ONE KNOWS CHILI LIKE FIREFIGHTERS—Our judges and chefs did a fine job. This year’s judges were Courtland-Oakfield Fire Chief Micky Davis, John Barnes of Algoma FD, Captain Brian Morris of Cannon FD, Lt. Pat Duvall of Plainfield FD and John Keillor of Grand Rapids FD. At right are two winning chefs of the five […]

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(Left to right); Liz Belliel, captain of the Ferris State University cheer team and teammate Emily Harr. Both previously cheered for Rockford High School.

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Dedicated Historian Clarence Blakeslee honored by Rockford Historical Society

Clarence Blakeslee and Pre-schoolers of Our Lady of Consolation School are introduced to "Bo Bo" the donkey by Amy Risner of Rockford's Animals On the Go.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL On a bluebird Friday afternoon, the first day of Rockford’s Annual Harvest Fest, the Bishop Hills Elder Care Community hosted its annual fall Petting Zoo. Present was guest of honor, Bishop Hills resident Clarence Blakeslee (Mr. Rockford). Clarence would never miss such a photo opportunity and he came, as always, […]

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