City and employees reach pay agreement on time

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford City Manager Michael Young said he was pleased to provide the City Council with fair agreements on time for City staff and the police department (see related story on page 1). “Rarely will you hear a city manager say that negotiations were a pleasure to go through. We have an excellent police department and staff who understand what tough times we are going [...]

New business designed to help in tough economy

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Owner Amy Sheets offers “family friendly” items at her Lilacs and Apple Blossoms consignment shop in Belmont. Lilacs and Apple Blossoms to buy and sell When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. At least that’s the philosophy behind Lilacs and Apple Blossoms, a new consignment shop at 2355 Belmont Center Drive, Suite 100, in Belmont. Owner Amy Sheets said [...]

City to discontinue print newsletter

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford City Council will discontinue the print edition of the City newsletter, The Outlook. According to City Manager Michael Young, the step is in line with the City’s goal to be more “green” and would also save $6,000 a year for the six newsletters printed. The information would instead be available online. The City would still print a limited number of [...]

Poindexter’s Specialty Marketplace to open in the Carriage House

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

If you’ve strolled or biked along the Frederic Meijer White Pine Trail lately, you may have noticed plenty of comings and goings at The Carriage House, located on  E. Bridge Street, just west of the Trail. Drywallers and painters have been on overtime, working nearly around the clock to finish the building for Rockford’s newest business, Poindexter’s Specialty [...]

Fore the Love of Golf – July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Jeff O'Malley Have confidence in yourself by JEFFREY S. O’MALLEY Director of Golf Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club Just the other day, I read an article written by Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D., involving a surfer and his mental confidence or lack of. After reading the article, I realized that it totally related to us golfers, too! Cohn’s article was about a surfer who [...]
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