An Open Letter to the City of Rockford from City Manager Michael F. Young

On Thursday, January 8, 2009, Wolverine World Wide (WWW) announced the pending closing of their downtown tannery facility. Since that time, I have been working with WWW to identify the many issues that will be facing our community as the tannery operations are phased out. Initially, the closing of the tannery will reduce the City’s […]

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State Police Sergeant to Represent Michigan in Special Olympics Torch Run

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The Michigan State Police (MSP) is pleased to announce that Sergeant Kevin Sweeney of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division has been selected to represent the State of Michigan at the 2009 Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for Special Olympics. The Torch Run Final Leg will begin in northern Idaho and cover multiple […]

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Musical Opportunities Abound Thanks to RAAC

Band – Rockford area community ensembles have resumed rehearsals in preparation for upcoming concerts. The Concert Band under the direction of Calvin College professor Tiffany Engle, is scheduled to present varied performances this season. In addition to its annual spring concert, the band will also participate in the Forest Hills Community Band Festival and Rockford’s […]

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Sweet Cakes Design Offers Sweet Selections

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Creativity and talent in pastries and sweet treats is abundant at Sweet Cakes Design, 6231 West River Drive, Suite A in Belmont. Opened in 2003 by owner and pastry chef Barbara Hoek, the cake boutique has a staff of five creative individuals who enjoy their work. Hoek worked for years in the finance industry, but […]

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Pets and Winter – Let’s Keep Them Safe Out There

by SAM HYER Pets need more than just a fur coat to keep warm and safe in winter. Cold weather has safety and health concerns for both people and pets. As a responsible owner, it is important to pay attention to your pet’s well-being during the cold Michigan winter. The American Kennel Club® and I, […]

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