Rockford Montessori Preschool joins RPS childcare program

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford Public Schools (RPS) is extremely excited to welcome Rockford Montessori to Rockford Childcare Services this fall. Rockford Montessori, formerly known as White Pine Montessori, will join the team of preschool programs available through Rockford Childcare Services this year. Jane Downs, owner and teacher of the former White Pine Montessori, will continue to serve [...]

Spencers, Squire travel to Dominican Republic

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

 Becky, Doug and Chris Spencer took The Rockford Squire with them on a mission trip to Consuelo, Dominican Republic. There, the Spencers worked with very underprivileged children and made home visits. They plan to continue their support and make future [...]

RPS spends $45.8 million in upgrades

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

 Eleven athletic fields ranging from softball, soccer to football are being constructed for Rockford Public Schools. by MITCH HARVATIN  Rockford residents voted on a nearly 46 million dollar bond proposal back in 2008, and almost a year later, all Rockford Public Schools (RPS) buildings are receiving some kind of upgrade, whether it’s adding on new classrooms, [...]

Birthdays – August 1-7

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

1st            Katharine Laage, Jackie Phillips, Millie Post  2nd            Gail Butterfield, Jackie Cook, Mary Eadie, Andrew Gauss, Vera Paepke  3rd            Sally Waite  4th            Jeff Eckert, Norma Zimmer  5th            Jason Berris, Patricia Frye, Calum Spoelma,Jonathan Stotz, Michell Tidey [...]

Grand Cakes is now open

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

The long-awaited cake bakery is baking up a storm. Grand Cakes, 124 Courtland St., downtown Rockford, offers free coffee every morning, warm scones, soft cookies, chewy brownies, coffee cake, whole or slices of cakes and pies, cupcakes, huge muffins, ice cream cakes, and cheesecakes by the slice, too. The bakery also offers cake pan rentals, cake supplies, and chocolate [...]
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