Public invited to Garlic Mustard Pull at Brower Lake

Please join the Land Conservancy of West Michigan for a volunteer workday.  There will be a Garlic Mustard Pull at Brower Lake on Saturday, May 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at 8748 Je Ne Be Drive, Rockford. All events happen rain or shine unless otherwise noted. We are making progress! Through years of […]

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East Rockford Middle School’s Lynsey Bettig: an Example in Excellence

East Rockford Middle School’s Lynsey Bettig: an Example in Excellence

Student quick to welcome newcomers, offer friendship Lynsey Bettig is the daughter of Jeff and Vicki Bettig and sister to Lexi. Lynsey shows over and over her caring nature in and out of school. Teachers say it is a privilege to work with Lynsey, who demonstrates positive leadership among classmates, teammates, teachers and her coaches. […]

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Family service, pricing keeps Bangz Hair Salon a success story

LIVING HER DREAM—Becky Johnson dreamed of owning her own salon someday. Five years after graduating from high school, she is a successful salon business owner in downtown Rockford.

Bangz is an example of a business that is doing it right. The salon is thriving in downtown Rockford and since opening in May, 2006 has had to move to a larger location. Becky Johnson, owner and stylist, couldn’t be happier or more appreciative. “Nearly all residents I talk to try to support our local […]

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Meijer and its shoppers team up to feed the hungry

Grocer’s food donation program raised nearly $300,000 for food pantries last December With local food banks facing shortfalls this spring, supercenter chain Meijer is re-launching its Simply Give food donation program to help restock the shelves of local food pantries, including the North Kent Service food pantry. The announcement was made by Hank Meijer’s co-chairman […]

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Signs of spring in the city

Jeff Hernandez (a.k.a. Jeff Ohnsman) puts up the new city banners.

Jeff Hernandez (a.k.a. Jeff Ohnsman) puts up the new city banners, one of the signs of spring in the City of Rockford. Others are flushing of the hydrants and filling the planters downtown as Rockford spruces up for the new summer. This year readers might miss “curb shopping day,” a former City spring event removing […]

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