Spring sports tradition rich in history

Rockford Little League.

Rockford Little League hoping for help this year by AL PRATT Spring is in the air. The sun is a bit warmer. Flowers are starting to emerge from their winter hiding places. More people can be seen strolling along Main Street and Squires Street… and perhaps just as evident, it is time for baseball. We […]

Annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby

Pack 3285 Derby Racers.

Racing fever was running high at the annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby for Pack 3285 at Crestwood School. Twenty-nine Scouts passed their written driver’s test, eye exam and received their Pinewood Derby operator’s licenses on Saturday, March 7 with each looking to take top honors that day. Mr. Rick VandeKerhoff served as emcee for the […]

West Michigan film industry topic of April luncheon

Rick Hert

Rockford Chamber of Commerce brings Rick Hert as speaker For the past 93 years, the West Michigan Tourist Association has been serving the 41 western counties in the lower peninsula of Michigan. Rick Hert has served as their executive director for the past five years as well as the executive director of Circle Michigan, a […]

Spring into Dance, with the West Michigan Youth Ballet Company

PREPARING TO PERFORM—Lauren Hyink, age 10, a fourth grade student at Cannonsburg Elementary will be a Sea Anemone in the Beatle’s ballet and a Waltzing Cat in Mark’s. Performer Rachel Walker is on the right.

by BRIGITTE NELSON The West Michigan Youth Ballet Company is gearing up for its final performance of the season, appropriately titled: Spring into Dance! After a cold and protracted winter, we are all eager to put that season behind us and take a big leap into the season of spring, and what better way to […]

Sand pirates at work on Monroe Street Beach

Sand Pirate, Janet Moore Schrader, awarding Justin Katerberg his first place grand prize in the 11 to 15 year-old age bracket of the Sand Castle Contest.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Saturday, March 28, the Squire visited DeVos Place to attend the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show.  We’ve been attending a lot of these shows lately. They are a breath of spring and a harbinger of better (make that warmer) days to come. Upon entering the Great Hall we almost stumbled […]