What do you like best about shopping in Rockford for the holidays?

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Joel and Krista Koch and their children, Leah, 2, and Mya, four months, were downtown Wednesday, November 18 to attend the lighting ceremoney and holiday open houses. “We were looking for something for our home,” said Krista. “We loved the lighting ceremony and we love the shops here.” Joel said the couple wanted to make sure to spend their money in Rockford this [...]

Letter to the Editor — November 23, 2009

November 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

American Legion thanks volunteers Dear Editor,             “Thank you, thank you” to everyone who helped with the Halloween party this year. From creative ideas, building props (hours of sweat and time), setting up and tearing down, to attending and having a good time at our annual fundraiser for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Our guests of honor were [...]

Rockford man’s car is star in Hollywood movie

November 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

  STAR CAR—(left) Tim and Julie Lenon make an appearance at the New York City premiere of “My One and Only.” Photo courtesy of TIM LENON   It is most common to think of movie stars, as people—individuals such as Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks or Will Smith. Did you ever think that a movie star could be a “what,” not a “who?” Remember the 2000 movie, “Gone in [...]

RCS students raise crucial funds during annual bike-a-thon

November 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford Christian School students participate in the school’s annual bike-a-thon to raise much-needed funds.   Almost $18,000 was raised by the student body at Rockford Christian School (RCS) during their third annual bike-a-thon. Over 60 percent of the students participated in the event, with each student averaging $123 in donations. This year’s bike-a-thon kicked [...]

MS—The end or the beginning?

November 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Cathy and Joe Schmitt   Multiple sclerosis (MS), the disease of the nervous system, may have finally met its match. Cathy Schmitt, originally from the Grand Rapids area and now living in Grand Blanc, is betting the end is near. Cathy was diagnosed with MS approximately 10 years ago. Since then she, along with her family, has watched her steady deterioration; now she is [...]
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