Rockford Boy Scout troop celebrates 100th

September 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rockford Boy Scout Troop 264 celebrated its 100th birthday with a three-day Scout Exhibition at the Rockford Community Cabin August 26 to 28. Rockford former Troop 1 was the first in West Michigan. photo by KYM STEFFES The Exhibition was planned and executed by the Scouts themselves under the leadership of John Reedy and Michael Julien with guidance from Assistant [...]

ArtCapsule Prize Awards Announced

September 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Rockford resident, Michelle Jennings knew she had a winner. The stained glass artist and President of Sorrelle Insurance Agency in Grand Rapids had been told by ArtCapsule organizer Jeff Lewis that an informal verbal poll had been taken at the ballot box during the first ever Rockford ArtCapsule event. Voters were asked what their favorite entry [...]

Five-time ‘Remodeler of the Year’ thanks clients

September 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  The banner across the front entrance to the large Townsend Park picnic shelter read, “Welcome and Thank-you”. On a beautiful Friday evening, August 27, Rockford’s Morris Builders celebrated 25 years of servicing the Rockford community and beyond. Holding the “Welcome and Thank-You" banner are Joy (L) and Kirk Morris (R) with other [...]

‘The Fish’ is back!

September 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Fish stories, by their very nature, get bigger and bigger and bigger every time they are retold. This one is no exception. When Rockford resident Tom Healy boated a monster world record brown trout while fishing in the Manistee River last September it set forth a series of events that continue to this day. Healy was fishing with long-time [...]

Samples, music, games this Saturday

August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Second annual Heirloom Tomato Festival will have plenty to eat, see, do “This is going to be one absolute blast of a festival,” said organizer Meredith Gremel of this Saturday’s second annual Heirloom Tomato Festival held at Reds on the River from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Businesses throughout downtown are coordinating special pricing and giveaways to go with the ‘Show [...]
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