Wild Birds Unlimited offers free live bird program

July 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

“Looking an American eagle or great horned owl in the eye is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Laurie Tieman, who manages Wild Birds Unlimited, 5426 Northland Drive. The store will offer a free live bird show on Saturday, July 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. Famed wild bird rescuer Joe Rogers will bring approximately ten live rescued birds. “It’s really almost selfish on [...]

Rockford artist competing for world’s largest art prize

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Linda Bassford is pictured with some of her art—classy Rockford postcards (available at the Squire) and a mural she created for CarStar of Rockford. Local artist among hundreds vying for $250,000 Linda Bassford of Rockford has entered her art in ArtPrize. She’ll compete with artists from all over the world for nearly one-half million dollars in prize money, [...]

Squire tags along on UP vacation

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Hanson family recently visited the Upper Peninsula. They brought their local paper along to Greenland, Mich. to tour the Adventure Mines. They also stopped and saw waterfalls along the way (to and from). Pictured are Nick, Andy and Jenna Hansen with cousin Trevor Hansen, all of Rockford. Above the kids are pictured in the Adventure Mines. Pictured below are the kids [...]

Rockford student is top recruit at police academy

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

  BEST OF THE BEST—Maria Sapp was the guest of honor at Rockford’s City Council meeting on Monday, July 20. Sapp was recognized by Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones for being the top recruit in the 2009 Metro Police Academy. Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones extolled the achievements of a Rockford High School student during the regular meeting of the city council on [...]

Latest, greatest outdoor sport—available at the Squire

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

FINDING IS FUN—Geocaching at the Squire are three generations, including visitors from Massachusetts. A mom, dad and three sisters, one with her two children were “caught” geocaching outside the Squire on Thursday, July 16. Beth (“Just Fiddling Around” to geocaching friends) along with son and daughter Andrew and Hillary Baning came a long way to make this find. [...]
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