No mortgages needed for these houses

May 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Architects and builders of upscale homes sometimes reward their clients with a framed watercolor portrait of their home. Rockford resident Sharon Bennett has a better idea. A BIRD’S HOME IS HIS CASTLE—Sharon Bennett displays a move-in-ready custom birdhouse that she created, replicating a client’s home. Photo by CLIFF HILL People love their [...]

A Message for You — May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

A window lets the light shine through by PASTOR JEFF WILLIAMS Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church One of my favorite classic Far Side cartoons has a young man looking down, book in hand, leaning against a door at the Midvale School for the Gifted. He is pushing on the door and the sign just above his hand reads “PULL.” Sometimes doors can be quite formidable [...]

Rockford Register — May 20–May 28, 2010

May 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Thur.–Sun., May 20-23 “Hamlet and Eggs” Comedy—7:30 p.m. on May 20-22, and 3 p.m. on May 23 at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Tickets are $12 at the door; $5 for Sunday matinee for 18 and under. Friday, May 21 Advocates for Senior Issues Meeting—10 a.m. to noon at Frederik Meijer Gardens. First-time visitors receive a $5 lunch voucher to be used [...]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Optimism No. 1 A 16-year-old Australian teenager, Jessica Watson, just finished sailing around the world alone, the youngest ever to do so. The trip took seven months. Her sailboat was 34 feet long—and pink. Roger Allen, publisher. According to news reports last October when she started out, “She smiled and waved to scores of well-wishers on land and in boats that had [...]
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