Merchants join with boosters to build Community Unity

GO RAMS!—Your Rockford merchants are behind you 100 percent. A new Community Unity card will allow 10 percent of a sale to go to the Rockford Sports Boosters three times a year. Pictured are Community Unity organizers Polly VonEschen, Meredith Gremel and Barb Stein.

  by BETH ALTENA   Buy a better product and put money into Rockford Public Schools sports programs. Downtown merchants have formed a new partnership with Rockford Sports Boosters. The program keeps the dollars spent for sports fundraising local, offers better products (those offered here in town) and might keep kids from selling door to […]

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What’s up with the big green footprints?

Sue Arend (R) REF Administrator and Rockford High School senior Shelby Jacobs (L) announce the “Selling of the Sod” event.  Jacobs is currently serving as a RHS Co-operative Intern with the REF under the mentorship of Arend.

Buy your own piece of Ted sod by Cliff and Nancy Hill It’s spring and miraculously the downtown sidewalks have sprouted pairs of big green footprints.  What’s up with the feet?  Turns out that the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) in a joint venture with the Rockford’s Football and Band Boosters had the feet placed on […]

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Reds announces appetizer contest winner

Squire reporters Cliff and Nancy Hill seated alongside Chef Glenn while being served their recipe contest entry.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL along with MEREDITH GREMEL When in January we heard of the Reds on the River first ever recipe contest we figured, “What the heck, why not enter?” After all, your reporters are graduates of Chef Robin Toldo’s cooking classes offered yearly through Rockford Community Services, a service of Rockford Public […]

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Antiques Roadshow showcases Grand Rapids

THE APPRAISAL PLEASE—Charles Tearle, a Roadshow clock and watch appraiser, gives Squire reporter, Nancy Hill, the low-down on her great-great grandfather’s solid gold pocket watch.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Stand aside Dancing With The Stars.  For the next three consecutive Monday nights (April 20, 27, and May 4), during the time slot of the hugely popular ABC network dance show, West Michigan television viewers will have their sets tuned to WGVU Public Television’s most popular show, The Antiques Roadshow.  […]

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Rockford Register

Tuesdays Now through April 21 Free Health Program-6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Sparta Health Center, 475 S. State St., Sparta. The Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) workshop provides knowledge and skills to adults with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, bronchitis, asthma and depression. Registration is necessary; enrollment limited. […]

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