Runner finishes in top 100 in the Boston Marathon

Rockford friends and co-workers Robert Rinck and Josh Miller still smiling after finishing the Boston Marathon.

Six Rockford athletes complete prestigious race by Alixan Spaulding Everyone suffers from stress on a day-to-day basis, and everyone handles it in his or her own way. One local man chooses to relieve his stress through a passion he discovered at a young age—running. That passion came through last week, when Joshua L. Miller, 26, […]

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Local shop, restaurant work together to showcase quality

Grill 111 Executive Chef and General Manager Matt Lenkiewicz along with Corey DeLong and Shasta Fase hold bottles of Old World Olive Press vinegar after dinner at the restaurant.

You may have visited Grill One Eleven and enjoyed a first-rate meal and ambiance. You may have cooked with aged balsamic vinegar and specialty oils from Old World Olive Press. Business owners with brains teamed up to combine shopping and dining opportunities at one event. On Wednesday, April 29, Aaron Zania, Grill One Eleven owner, […]

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Samples, smiles star in Spring Taste of Ric’s event

Food samples not only taste delicious, but Are attractively displayed, giving shoppers ideas for any graduation parties that may be in the works. Handing out Boarshead ham and lacy Swiss cheese were Martha Cox (blue shirt) and Anita Roelofs.

Michigan weather was as fickle as its reputation Saturday, May 1 with a stormy morning giving way to a beautiful sunny spring afternoon. The crowds at Ric’s Food Center, 6767 Belding Road, proved reliable, however, as the parking lot and store were filled with visitors to the Spring Taste of Ric’s event from noon to […]

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WWW Family YMCA to sponsor Chamber After Hours

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Wolverine World Wide (WWW) Family YMCA as sponsor of its May After Hours networking event. The event is a special evening for the Rockford-area business community and is scheduled for Monday, May 10. WWW Family YMCA, located at 6555 Jupiter Avenue in Belmont, will start […]

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Main Street with Roger Allen, publisher

Don’t drill, baby! All of a sudden, off-shore drilling for oil doesn’t seem to be such a good idea. The Louisiana disaster gave us a taste of consequences. (Even a taste is too much. I never tasted crude oil-contaminated shrimp and oysters, but I already know I don’t like them.) Heaven No. 1 A pastor […]

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