Harvest Fest—Week one is family fun

September 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

FAVORITES—Hayrides and scarecrow making are favorites that take place all three weekends of Rockford Harvest Festival. This weekend, enjoy family fun with games, BBQ, an antique tractor parade at 1 p.m., downtown and much more. Forget high-tech, old-fashioned food and games are best What did kids and adults used to do to have fun? Find out during the three weekends of [...]

Cannon clues continue

September 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

Last week’s complete clues: 1. Before the river and the rapids you’ll see, figure it out and you’ll find me. 2. To get ahead on your chase, see the local doc without haste. This week’s partial clues: Clue three, part one: A well known anchor may a id… Clue four, part three: …some people [...]

Encampment enchants visitors

September 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

Youngsters learned what it was like to prepare to charge into battle (above), and what sort of items a Native American was likely to have for daily use. The 23rd annual Grand Rogue Living History Encampment was Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20. Reenactor Mike DeJonge said participants are very dedicated, and rules about period dress and behavior are very strict. [...]

Meijer donates $100,000 to WWW Family YMCA

September 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

BIG BUCKS—Bev Thiel, executive director of the WWW YMCA and Stacie Behler, vice president of corporate communication and public affairs at Meijer.                             The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is very pleased to announce that Meijer has made a very generous donation to the residents of northern Kent County by contributing $100,000 to the [...]

Rockford’s Heckman returns with billboards for ArtPrize

September 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

Cancer-stricken artist vows ‘If it’s the last thing I do’ Rockford artist Mark Heckman refuses to be down in the mouth about his health when winning ArtPrize could give him another shot at realizing his dream of creating a lasting monument to Grand Rapids. Heckman has adopted a tooth fairy persona for ArtPrize. Heckman, who is battling stage III non-Hodgkins [...]
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