Clues add up

October 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Some may be getting closer to the $1,000 prize in the Cannon Township treasure hunt. Here are the first four 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. 3) A well known anchor may aid, find the coin and you’ll be paid 4) It only happens once per year, but when [...]

Rockford artist celebrates 20th year

October 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

CLASSIC—Eric Brown stands by one of his favorite creations, a lamp valued at $18,000. It is an original Eric Brown creation, were it an original Tiffany, it would be worth millions. Not pictured: the bandaids on Brown’s fingers. When Eric Brown got sick of his regular job and quit 20 years ago, he knew he had to do something. “I never did think I could make a living [...]

Bad-rap bats, furry friends to star in show

October 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

A FACE A MOTHER COULD LOVE—you can, too, when you learn more about bats Saturday. A free presentation at Wild Birds Unlimited, 5426 Northland Drive, Saturday, October 3, will have you hearing like a bat. Demonstrations of eco-location—the bat way to navigate in the dark—are among lessons visitors will experience. Dawn Vezina, educational specialist from the Bat Zone [...]

Don’t talk to strangers, just look

October 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Kevin Tomasunas, 19 months, doesn’t know what to make of OPUS Mime (Michael Lee). Keeping a safe distance, he must surely be thinking, “Are you for real?” On the first Saturday of Harvest Fest, Kevin stood transfixed for 20 minutes while deciding to come a little closer to the mime extraordinaire or turn and run away as fast as his little legs would carry him. As it [...]

Rockford High School band hosts invitational

October 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Rockford High School Marching Band hosted its 27th annual Rockford Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 19. Twenty-three high school bands from across the state participated in the event, a Scholastic Marching Band Competition. Each band performed a show and was judged on music performance, music effect, marching performance and visual effect. Otsego High School took top [...]
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