Valley View Elementary Brainstormers!


Valley View Elementary recently held a two part assembly series put on by the Brainstormers! LLC. The Brainstormers have been working for 22 years to motivate, empower and encourage kids to be creative, both “on the page and on the stage.” The first show called The Takeoff show took place in January, and its purpose […]

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EXPO says, ‘You are going to Mexico. For free.’ And you will win $500 in cash


By BETH ALTENA   The EXPO doesn’t lie. It just doesn’t know who it is talking to. According to Rockford Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Southwick, it is guaranteed, for sure, absolutely going to happen that one lucky person will win an all-expenses paid two person trip to Mexico paid for by the Chamber […]

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How to be involved in the Fight Against Cancer

13 years ago Rockford hosted it’s first Relay For Life event. Relay for Life events are the premier fundraising event for The American Cancer Society. With over 5000 events worldwide the Rockford event has experienced great success due to continued community support. The Rockford Relay for Life is ranked 35th in the world in terms […]

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New member of Michigan House of Representatives Chris Afendoulis speaks at township meeting

Representative Chris Afendoulis attended the Plainfield Township Board of Trustees meeting Monday, March 2 and spoke to township officials. He said he stopped by to give the board an update on what is going on in Lansing. He said he is working on the Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Licensing and Regulation Committee. Afendoulis […]

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Start of Summer Best Float Ever challenge steps up the magic of a really great float


Partnerships between groups and RHS students a side benefit   By BETH ALTENA   Google the words “world’s best parade float” and the first image that appears is an image from Wickipedia. Since I have a life’s goal of never referencing anything to Wickipedia, I looked to the second image, which is a Rotary float […]

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