Enjoy the benefits of volunteering for your community

VSU volunteer Jim Herdegen.

The same holds true for any organization.  The Rockford community has a jewel in its volunteer police officers.  Situated in the heart of downtown Rockford, the Rockford Police Department Volunteer Service Unit (VSU) officers patrol our charming community searching for parking violations, sidewalks in disrepair or in need of shoveling, as well as patrolling trails […]

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Tradition continues at family business

Byrne Electric St. Patrick's Day breakfast/party.

Thirty nine years ago, to celebrate their Irish Heritage, Norm and Rosemary Byrne of Byrne Electric decided to do something nice for their employees on St. Patrick’s Day. They invited all of their employees for breakfast at their home. “They set it up in their basement. Everyone was invited,” said Mike Lomonaco, Customer Relationship Manager. […]

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Residents warned of township employee impersonator

Within the past three weeks, two different residents of Plainfield Township were contacted by individuals claiming to be working for the “Water Department.” In both instances the Kent County Sheriff’s Office believes they were attempting to impersonate a water department employee in an attempt to enter the residence with criminal intent.  One resident was contacted […]

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Annual cake auction raised funds for Girl Scouts

Judge Aunt Candy Lancioni chooses her favorites in the Girl Scout spirit category.

From castles to snowmen, volcanoes to teddy bears, dads, uncles, grandpas and their favorite Girl Scout arrived with their entries for the third annual Father/Daughter Cake Bake held at Our Lady of Consolation on March 14.  Twenty-seven cakes were entered in this year’s auction and sold for a total of $1,180 for the financial assistance […]

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Cannonsburg Elementary’s Kabe Beach: an Example in Excellence

Kabe Beach

Selfless student works hard, helps others Kabe Beach, age 10, is the son of Craig and Laura Beach and brother to Grant, Avri and Thang. At Cannonsburg Elementary, teachers and staff know Kabe for his integrity, empathy and unfailing ability to see others with an open heart. Kabe’s compassion and respect for those around him […]

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