Sexy socks found at Farmers Market

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL As was their usual habit, far southeast Grand Rapids residents “Skippy” Waivo and her gentleman friend, Bob Shaffer, were visiting Rockford and its Farm Market last Saturday. Bob told us that one day Skippy showed up sporting a pair of multi-colored socks. Bob told Skippy they looked sexy, to which she replied, “Why don’t you get a pair [...]

Sparta restaurant thrives on Italian tradition

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

In 1980, Rosario and Angela Candela left their homeland of Motelepre, Sicily, looking for a new start in America. Along with their three children, Sam, Joe and Anna, the couple worked with relatives in a local restaurant as they adjusted to life in America. Gaining experience and longing for their own personal tradition preparing Italian cuisine, the family opened a [...]

Rams open conference play, down Hudsonville

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ryan Darby finds the end zone. Photo by TONY ANDERSON by TONY ANDERSON On Friday, Sept. 11 the Rockford Rams hosted the Hudsonville Eagles. Rockford won the coin toss and chose to defer to the second half. The Rams then kicked off to the Eagles. There was a fumble on the play and the ball was recovered by Rockford’s Kevin Badersnider. The Rams took over on the [...]

Ram harriers win second invite

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Devon Liu, Steven Ek and Ryan Romain round a corner in the cross country meet in Bath on Saturday, Sept. 12. The Rams finished on top to bring home the championship trophy. On a day that started out with a long, early morning bus ride in heavy fog, the Rockford boys cross country team made their own sunshine for Coach Andrew Martin, as they won their second consecutive [...]

Young Rockford water polo team learns tough lessons

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Senior Kyle Peterson takes a shot. Photo by GORDON PETERSON The Rockford boys water polo team won three games and lost three last week. Their 2009 record now stands at 7-4. Other teams in the region are gunning for Rockford, and the young Rams are learning how tough it is to close out games and win consistently. Rockford started the week on Wednesday, Sept. 9 with a [...]
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