Salon celebrates 23 years this month Samuel Grimes, president of Samuel’s Family Haircare, operates his business from his home at 7305 Young Avenue as a convenience to his customers. Many stop by on their way home from work for their hair care needs. Grimes studied marketing and retail and earned a Bachelor of Science in those fields as well as his license in cosmetology. He opened Samuel’s in August of 1986 because he wanted to be his own boss. In 1991 the company was incorporated from a partnership but retained the business name. With many loyal customers returning over the past 23 years, Grimes also looks forward to new clients discovering his talent and the savings and products Samuel’s offers. More than just a salon, Grimes is able to put his other talents to use for clients. He also offers services such as painting, decorating, refinishing and restoration. The atmosphere of the business is fun and friendly and Grimes enjoys the friendships and relationships built over the years. “It’s been a wonderful experience,” he said of his unique career. The exclusive Paul Mitchell dealer notes that he refills most products, which can be a substantial savings to customers who rely on quality products to look their best. Samuel’s customers appreciate the personable and upbeat care they receive as well as the convenient location. In 1986 Grimes recognized that his location was growing rapidly and the success of the business over the years proves he was right. Samuel’s is located at 7305 Young Avenue, in Rockford. The hours are Monday 1 to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The telephone number is (616) 874-9387.
GOOD CITIZEN—Jordyn Thompson, 11, a soon-to-be fifth-grade student at Chandler Woods Charter Academy is pictured with Rockford Fire Chief Mike Reus. Thompson attended the regular Rockford City Council meeting on Monday, August 10, as part of his requirements to earn a Boy Scout merit badge for citizenship. Reus was showing Thompson the City’s newest fire truck, which had been delivered that day and will be in service this week.
Grattan Academy students Anna~Maria Zook, Amber Clouse, Madison Cox and Mary Ricards take a spin around the Grattan Raceway during the school-sponsored Bike Night on Monday, August 3. For the second year in a row, Grattan Academy invited the community to join them for a fun evening at the Grattan Raceway. Participants of all ages enjoyed riding bikes and scooters, skateboarding and rollerblading around the two-mile track located in Grattan Township. Grattan Academy is a tuition-free charter school with locations in Belding and Greenville.
Plainfield Fire Lt. Jeff Drake advises drivers to be extra careful of leaving animals or children in automobiles in the summer heat. The department unlocked this car on Wednesday, July 29, after the keys were accidently locked in with a child in the vehicle. “It adds a little more danger,” he said of sunny days in summer. Drake said the department responds to “too many” calls for aid where children or pets are left in vehicles. Even on cooler days temperatures in cars can heat up quickly to dangerous levels.
Double Take Resale in downtown Rockford is hosting their second annual fall fashion show in the Rotary Pavilion on Saturday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Fall For Resale,” and the show will feature fall fashions from the three Rockford resale boutiques, Double Take Resale, Gumballs and Overalls, and Gild the Lily. The goal of the fashion event is to showcase how local Rockford families can make the most of their fall fashion budget, and also earn money by selling their outgrown items. The three Rockford-based resale shops will feature current fashions for a spectrum of clothing sizes, from infants to teens to plus-size women. Attendees of this fun event, will receive exceptional offers from the local resale boutiques, and have an opportunity to shop fashions at deep discounts. This is the first time in Rockford’s history that families and women of all ages have three shops where they can recycle, save money and earn money by selling from their own stuffed closets! According to Cindy Palmreuter, owner of Double Take Resale, an average family with three kids can save up to 70 percent on their back-to-school shopping bill just for shopping at her store. A family that spends $500 at the mall, can now only spend around $150, saving almost $350! Since items in the store are just like brand-new, Palmreuter urges families to seriously consider resale this fall. Double Take also pays cash on the spot for your gently worn, name-brand clothing and accessories for preteens through young adults. “No appointment is needed to bring items in, and we buy all seasons, all year round!” said Palmreuter. Shopping at these fun boutiques not only saves families a lot of money, but can also be a great way to make money. Teresa Patteuw, owner of Gumballs and Overalls, states that “an average family can earn as much as $500 per season consigning their children’s outgrown items. Just by re-selling their like-new children’s items, consignors can purchase a whole new wardrobe for their children!” Kim Johnson, owner of Gild the Lily, said, “We know that life involves change—we are changing careers, sizes. At Gild the Lily, we want to celebrate that change! Recycling your clothing at resale and consignment shops gives you that boost to get […]