Bad-rap bats, furry friends to star in show

October 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

A FACE A MOTHER COULD LOVE—you can, too, when you learn more about bats Saturday. A free presentation at Wild Birds Unlimited, 5426 Northland Drive, Saturday, October 3, will have you hearing like a bat. Demonstrations of eco-location—the bat way to navigate in the dark—are among lessons visitors will experience. Dawn Vezina, educational specialist from the Bat Zone [...]

Don’t talk to strangers, just look

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Kevin Tomasunas, 19 months, doesn’t know what to make of OPUS Mime (Michael Lee). Keeping a safe distance, he must surely be thinking, “Are you for real?” On the first Saturday of Harvest Fest, Kevin stood transfixed for 20 minutes while deciding to come a little closer to the mime extraordinaire or turn and run away as fast as his little legs would carry him. As it [...]

Rockford High School band hosts invitational

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The Rockford High School Marching Band hosted its 27th annual Rockford Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 19. Twenty-three high school bands from across the state participated in the event, a Scholastic Marching Band Competition. Each band performed a show and was judged on music performance, music effect, marching performance and visual effect. Otsego High School took top [...]

Explore financial opportunities at luncheon

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Chris Carlson The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the October installment of its popular Bi-Monthly Luncheon series. The event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5 at Timber’s Inn Restaurant, 6555 Belding Rd., from noon to 1:30 p.m. The featured speaker is Chris Carlson, a financial advisor from Edward Jones Investments. Carlson will share his knowledge and [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen publisher, October 1, 2009

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Roger Allen, publisher. Bonding The health care debate has reinforced what we all knew anyway: people like their own doctors and want to keep them. On the surface, this seems a little strange. We don’t feel that way about our plumbers or auto mechanics or cashiers at the grocery store. We may have good relations with them, but not like those with doctors. Our doctor [...]
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