D&W intern studies “Sweet Tooth” 101

A PASTRY FEAST FOR THE EYES—D&W Bakery Manager Cindi Wall and Rockford High School intern Erin VanDruen standing in front of the morning’s pastry creations.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL About to graduate from Rockford High School this May ’09, hometown girl Erin VanDruen, like all students, was searching for a career path of study for her future life. Erin has always had a love of math and a strong interest in graphic arts. Along those lines Erin, as part […]

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Local musician teaches local residents music, releases CD

MUSICAL STYLIST—Joe Kelly with his favorite guitar.

by CHRISTINE BIGNEY Joe Kelly is an amazing man. No, he probably could not lift 1000 pounds, nor could he perform amazing acrobatics. But he sure can play a mean guitar. Kelly, who has been teaching music in the Rockford area through various stringed instruments for 40 years, has a passion for the art. “You’re […]

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Main Street – May 14, 2009

Fixing the glitch     We are a capitalist country. If a family opens a little shop and invests all their money in it, hoping to make a living, what happens if it fails?  The owners go broke and out of business, right?  That’s the way it’s always been, and still is, around here. A […]

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The Tax Attic – May 14, 2009

Tax treatment of loss in Ponzi schemes Commissioner Douglas Shulman of the Internal Revenue Service recently testified before a senate finance committee. Commissioner Shulman gave testimony concerning the tax treatment of Ponzi schemes and also how the IRS is dealing with off-shore tax avoidance schemes. There probably aren’t too many people in Rockford who are […]

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A Message for You – May 14, 2009

Up with love, down with fear by PASTOR JON HUIZENGA River Rock Church “Up with love, down with fear” sounds like something my brother might have chanted in bellbottoms and sandals. I myself am not quite old enough to be a ’60s flower child. However, I’m still groovy with that phrase. In fact, I dig […]

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