West Michigan film industry topic of April luncheon

Rick Hert

Rockford Chamber of Commerce brings Rick Hert as speaker For the past 93 years, the West Michigan Tourist Association has been serving the 41 western counties in the lower peninsula of Michigan. Rick Hert has served as their executive director for the past five years as well as the executive director of Circle Michigan, a […]

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Spring into Dance, with the West Michigan Youth Ballet Company

PREPARING TO PERFORM—Lauren Hyink, age 10, a fourth grade student at Cannonsburg Elementary will be a Sea Anemone in the Beatle’s ballet and a Waltzing Cat in Mark’s. Performer Rachel Walker is on the right.

by BRIGITTE NELSON The West Michigan Youth Ballet Company is gearing up for its final performance of the season, appropriately titled: Spring into Dance! After a cold and protracted winter, we are all eager to put that season behind us and take a big leap into the season of spring, and what better way to […]

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Sand pirates at work on Monroe Street Beach

Sand Pirate, Janet Moore Schrader, awarding Justin Katerberg his first place grand prize in the 11 to 15 year-old age bracket of the Sand Castle Contest.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Saturday, March 28, the Squire visited DeVos Place to attend the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show.  We’ve been attending a lot of these shows lately. They are a breath of spring and a harbinger of better (make that warmer) days to come. Upon entering the Great Hall we almost stumbled […]

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Thankful for newspapers

Dear Editor, I Received my absentee voter’s ballot for the May 5 election-Local School District Board Member (one only) and Community College Board of Trustees Members (eight total). Wanting to find out who these persons on the ballot were, and what they might represent, I called the Kent Community College, hoping to be able to […]

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EXPO TV winner

THE CARSTAR LOGO IS— “Relax, we’ll take it from here,” and now one CARSTAR customer has a very nice flatscreen television to relax in front of. Todd Andrews, of Rockford, was the Rockford Community EXPO winner of the free 36-inch television that CARSTAR gave to one of their many customers. According to John Shattuk (pictured […]

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