Words on Weather & Climate — April 1, 2010

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More on winter 2009-10 by CRAIG JAMES   I mentioned in an earlier article that meteorological winter is the months of December, January and February. The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) has now released their summary of this past winter for the United States. You can find the write-up online at www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100310_cooler.html. On the map […]

Reds on the River welcomes new manager

Reds on the River’s new manager, Paul “Buzz” Goebel III (right), is thrilled to work with Executive Chef Glenn Forgie (left).

Paul “Buzz” Goebel III has recently been hired as Reds on the River’s new manager. His hiring comes in on the heels of news that Reds’ assistant manager, Debbie Fennell, will be leaving to spend more time with her family. Executive Chef Glenn Forgie noted, “Debbie has been with us since we opened Reds in […]

Kent County Sheriff’s Department seeks Trail Patrol volunteers

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department Community Services Unit coordinates the highly successful Volunteer Trail Patrol Program. These volunteers patrol the White Pine, South Kent, and the East trail systems, providing assistance to the trail users and reporting problems that need to be addressed. Volunteers will wear a Sheriff’s Department-issued vest and carry a picture identification […]

New books available for those who love Michigan

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Two new books highlighting images of West Michigan scenery as captured by local Rockford artist Stacy Niedzwiecki are now available. In a co-publishing partnership with Spectrum Health, Niedzwiecki has created a book, “Healing Images—A Selection from the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion.” The book features one of each photograph Niedzwiecki has permanently installed in the cancer center’s […]

Rockford varsity girls soccer team begins season with bang

Rockford girls head to the goal after a corner kick.

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER Take notice, soccer fans and foes alike. The new and improved Rockford girls soccer team will be a force with which to be reckoned this year. The girls proved that Friday night, March 26, with a 3-1 victory over Forest Hills Eastern in the home opener at Rams Stadium. Second-year coach Amira […]