First band car raffle puts Chevy Malibu keys in couple’s hands

October 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

Winning a new car for the cost of a $25 ticket, and all for a good cause is probably a great feeling. This year’s Rockford marching band program fundraiser was a raffle for a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. According to Chris Vanzee, band booster president, this is the first year the band tried to raise funds by raffling a car. Volunteers sold a total of 1,344 tickets for the [...]

Magic man helps make theater appear at Robinette’s

October 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

There are plenty of magical things about to appear at Robinette’s, and one will be coming from a local magician with more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Magician Russ Niedzwiecki Magician Russ Niedzwiecki has launched a food-with-entertainment website called DinnerAnd.com. He has plans to incorporate his own sleight-of-hand performances in addition to a variety of [...]

Rockford’s ‘Pure Michigan’ Farm Market ends first decade

October 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Cliff and Nancy Hill Michigan is the second most diverse agriculture state in the nation, and nowhere is that diversity and abundance more apparent than every Saturday morning at downtown Rockford’s Farm Market. Rockford’s Farm Market ends its 2010 season this Saturday, Oct. 30. Vendors await with a cornucopia of locally grown fall produce. Photo by CLIFF HILL [...]

Rockford Police report larcenies, advise locking cars

October 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Police Department took several larceny-from-auto reports on Monday, Oct. 25. They would like to remind everyone to keep their vehicles locked and secure all valuables such as GPS units, computers and other electronics devices inside their houses. If you see anything in your neighborhood out of the ordinary, please contact the Rockford Police Department at [...]

Suspicious subject selling home alarm systems

October 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

Last week Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 8:00 p.m., a man posing as an employee of an alarm security company had approached several homeowners, inquiring about their current home security systems and/or their interest in a obtaining a home security system. A vehicle was not seen by the caller. The subject walked up the driveway. The subject is described as a white male, mid-late [...]
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