Special Occasions dresses up your event in style

Penny Waltman takes pride in the selection and prices of her linens and other products offered at Special Occasions West, located in downtown Rockford.

  When Penny Waltman and her sisters were planning a family wedding, they were frustrated to find no local fine linen service, and had to order through the mail. Seeing a need for this kind of service, Special Occasions was born. Now the family company has two locations serving Michigan, Special Occasions West in downtown […]

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Lions annual Easter ham sale going on now

HAM IT UP—The annual Lions Club ham sale has built a reputation and loyal following.

  The Rockford Lions do have hams and are fanning out around town inviting their fellow residents to join them, once again, in celebrating the upcoming April 4 Easter holiday with a traditional Easter feast featuring delicious Easter ham. They are offering top premium, bone-in, precooked, 7- to 9-pound spiral-sliced hams with a glazing packet. […]

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Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — March 4, 2010

  Let’s see… I think I have this right: The drug companies gave money to help our elected representatives get reelected. In gratitude, Congress voted to keep the government from bargaining with the drug companies over drug prices. That worked, so they gave our elected representatives more money to keep things the same. Then, insurance […]

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The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — March 4, 2010

  Taxable Social Security income There are few items on a tax return that are more confusing or more difficult to explain to taxpayers than that of taxable Social Security. Prior to the late 1980s, Social Security was not taxable. Tax-free income is the best deaa still too good of a deal, because the law […]

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RPS holds fifteenth annual Jump rope for the Heart

JumpForHeart

Fifteen years after the first event, Rockford Public School students have jumped a lot of jumps and raised a lot of money and awareness for the American Heart Association. Saturday, February 27, the gymnasium of the Rockford High School was packed with third, fourth and fifth grade students jumping for this good cause. The event […]

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