Broadway visits RHS to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Todd Zamarripa

Michigan native and Broadway actor, Todd Zamarripa, will perform live at the Rockford Fine Arts Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 p.m. The one-time event, Back to Broadway!, will include several hit musical numbers performed by Zamarripa, and will also feature excerpts from Rockford’s upcoming musical, Les Miserables, sung by both Zamarripa and the […]

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YMCA Food Pantry celebrates first anniversary

The Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA Food Pantry will celebrate their one-year anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 7. After the Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA had collected so many food items for Thanksgiving and Christmas last year, they decided to try and sustain their very own year-round food pantry. After connecting with the North Kent Service […]

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Rockford Register — February 4, 2010

Friday, February 5 Daddy Daughter 14th Annual Valentine Semi-Formal Gala—6:30 to 8 p.m. at two locations: East Rockford Middle School Cafe or Rockford High School Cafe. Save the date! Saturday, February 6 Rockford Youth Night—8 to 11 p.m. at MVP Sports in Rockford, hosted by Rockford Police Department, Kent County Sheriff’s Department and MVP Sports […]

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News Bits — February 4, 2010

Youth Initiative members (l–r) Ashley Gremel, Shelby Denhof and Mackenzie Young show off the check from the Rockford Education Association.

In tough times, kids’ needs still met As the employment market has been hard for many in the Grand Rapids area, parents are struggling to provide for their children. Everyone seems to be facing some financial struggles, some more than others. In our current economy it is a smart choice to find ways to save money, […]

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Student essay earns class pizza party, tv appearance

James Geshel (in Detroit Tigers shirt, back row) won his first grade teacher, Mrs. Wallis, the Cool Teacher with an essay describing how she makes learning to read fun.

James Geshel has a very cool teacher, and now anyone who watches WGVU (or reads the Rockford Squire newspaper) knows it. An essay directed the public television station to choose Parkside Elementary’s Mrs. Wallis, first grade teacher, as winner of the Cool Teacher contest. As winner, her class enjoyed a pizza party and a slot […]

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