Words on Weather & Climate—February 11, 2010

More IPCC goofs by Craig James First, a quick update on the Climategate article I wrote a couple of weeks ago. The Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England had many emails and documents either leaked or hacked that appeared to suggest ways of hiding data and avoiding freedom of information […]

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Rockford resident, former railroad man celebrates 95th birthday

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Friends and family of  James (Jim) Drenton surprised him on his 95th birthday on Saturday, February 6. Jim retired in 1977 from the C&O Railroad after 35 years. He and his wife Ann and their children had a cottage on Big Brower Lake during the 50s and 60s before making it their year-round home in […]

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February Phone-a-thon to benefit Rockford Education Foundation

REF Phone-a-thon volunteers Cathy Newberg, Paul & Sue Spinder and Sue Arends hard at work preparing the mailing at last years phone a thon.

  The Rockford Education Foundation will be conducting its annual Phone-a-thon on February 23, 24 and 25, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. On each of those three nights, volunteers will be calling parents in the Rockford school district to ask for donations.  The foundation funds educational opportunities for learners in the […]

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“Les Miserables” comes to RHS

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Would you like to see the second-longest running Broadway show in history right  here in Rockford? Rockford High School is presenting the smash hit musical, “Les Miserables,” for two weekends on March 18, 19, 20 and 25, 26, and 27 at 7 p.m. in the Rockford Fine Arts Auditorium. This extremely popular masterpiece of musical […]

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MacRaven celebrates ‘month of love’ with new CD

Tunes from their newest CD “The Heart Does Not Forget” by musical duo MacRaven create the perfect backdrop for an exquisitely romantic February. MacRaven features award-winning composer/pianist and Bostwick Lake Church Music Director Roger MacNaughton and 30-year Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra cellist Steve VanRavenswaay.             On Sunday, Feb. 14, Grand Rapids’ mainstay eatery, One Trick […]

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