A Message for You

August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

The gift of here and now by LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church of Rockford I like to think of myself as an optimistic, carefree person. But I have this uncanny predisposition to see potentially dire mishaps in the simplest and safest of settings. For example, I might be watching a play in a beautiful, old Chicago theatre. I admire the chandelier gracing [...]

Obituaries — August 26, 2010

August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Ragsdale Mr. James “Rags” Ragsdale, age 66, of Rockford passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 20, 2010. He grew up on the west side of Grand Rapids and delivered the newspapers from a very early age (often getting up at 4 a.m.). In 1962, he graduated from Union High School, where he played baseball. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, [...]

Words on Weather & Climate

August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

  Weather is not climate   by CRAIG JAMES Everybody please repeat after me: weather is not climate, weather is not climate. It seems all the rage now days to blame every extreme weather event on what is called climate change (if it is a cold event) or global warming (if it is a warm event). But you simply cannot blame any one weather event, or even a short series of [...]

Rockford businesswomen learn about volunteer opportunities

August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

A group of women who work in and around Rockford enjoyed a night of great company, atmosphere and food as they learned about more ways to volunteer. The Wednesday, August 18 event was held at Grill One Eleven and was sponsored by Woman’s Life, a philanthropic organization begun in 1892. The evening included introductions and each person explaining why volunteering is [...]

Rockford’s Eric Brown enters “Pandora” in ArtPrize

July 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  The last vacation Rockford resident and stained glass artisan Eric Brown, owner of the Squire Street business by the same name, took was in 2000. Brown along with his wife, Pat, were visiting Alaska to fulfill a lifelong dream of discovering our 50th state first-hand. “While there I was struck by small trees growing and living in the hostile [...]
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