Master gardener to offer free advice at Rockford Hardware

John Hogan of Rockford is looking forward to sharing his knowledge of plant, flower and vegetable gardening to Rockford Hardware customers.

John Hogan, an advanced master gardener and longtime garden columnist for The Grand Rapids Press, will become a regular fixture at Rockford Hardware’s Garden Center each weekend, doling out advice and tips, and answering customers’ gardening questions. Hogan, a Rockford resident, will serve as a regular “green thumb” consultant for Rockford Hardware for several hours each […]

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Birthdays — April 10-16, 2010

10th Nan Ayers, Jamie Berris, Courtney English, Brad Tidey 11th Andy Tower, David Arron Zapf 12th Gerry Hanna, Melissa Jensen, Eileen Ostrander 13th Ashley Hull, John Venman 14th Diana Candela, Michael Havemeier, Ellen Hunt 15th Charlotte Fisk 16th Amy Kruer, Natasha Moyer, Caleb Orr, Bob Partlow

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Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher

Thanks, Ben Franklin I just finished reading a couple of old classics (Count of Monte Cristo, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and found much talk of candles, oil lamps, and horse-drawn carriages. Ah, the good old days, when life was simpler. When I woke up this morning, I switched on the light, turned off the dialysis […]

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The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon

April 15 around the corner It’s Master’s week. For a large number of golfers, this tournament, the first major of the year, gets the ball rolling for golf. Everything is perfect at the Masters. Augusta National Golf Club is among the most beautiful golf courses on this Earth. The flowers are perfect; there are always birds […]

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Girl Scouts celebrate Thinking Day 2010

Members of Brownie Troop 3360, (l–r) Iris Sneden-Smith, Aleiyah Nelson, Kaithlyn Myckowiak and Elizabeth Kinney, show off their paper flower hair decorations they made at the Mexican booth.

Over 100 Rockford Girl Scouts, leaders and parents gathered together at Our Lady of Consolation (OLC) to celebrate the 84th Annual World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) Thinking Day on Saturday, Feb. 27. This special day is celebrated around the world as Girl Scouts and Girl Guides set aside time to think […]

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