Studio D2D offers more than photographic memories

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

Dan and Amanda DeWard have been shooting photos professionally together for years, and are now open for business in downtown Rockford. Studio D2D is located at 25 Squires Street in the space that was formerly Merle Norman and Accessories Ltd, and prior to that was a bridal store and for many years home to Aunt Candy’s Toy Company. Dan and Amanda DeWard are owners of [...]

Downtown Main Street Rockford gets new curb appeal

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Just in time for Start of Summer festivities and the ensuing summer long celebration of the City’s 75th anniversary Rockford’s main drag, Main Street, received a much needed pavement renovation. With attendant curb and sidewalk restoration, where needed, Main Street was resurfaced from 10 Mile Rd. (Division St.) on the south, to just north of [...]

Former Rockford resident’s essay featured in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

Fathers and daughters have a unique connection that may seem like a love/hate relationship at times of conflict, especially when boyfriends are involved, but one of the strongest in the long run. Former Rockford resident and mystery author W.S. Gager has written an essay as a tribute to her father and grandfather for the latest “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

BP’s disaster—and ours I’d like to say something about the oil gushing into the Gulf but nothing seems adequate. And others have said it all, anyway. Years ago, while working for FEMA, I was down there on a weather-related disaster. I’m sorry for those good people and for the wildlife. The oceans are irreplaceable and I’m sorry for all of us. The dim bright spot [...]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — June 3, 2010

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

“The Golden Age of Retirement” In my opinion, we are well past the mid-point of the age that future generations will come to call “The Golden Age of Retirement.” I have three reasons to back up my assertion. First, there are still mass amounts of people receiving benefits from defined benefit pensions, i.e. you work for 30 years and receive a pension of X [...]
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