April 21 2011

Healing Fields 9/11 memorial coming to Rockford

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Event to represent all of West Michigan by BETH ALTENA Photo provided by COLONIAL FLAG FOUNDATION “It’s going to be a big project and really exciting,” said Sawn Swensen, program director for the Healing Fields of Colonial Flag Foundation, who is working with Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE) to bring Healing Fields to Rockford. The memorial event in honor of [...]

Rockford eatery celebrates 30th anniversary

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Jody’s has been first in fast since 1981 by BETH ALTENA Don Mendham is proud to have served the Rockford area with his restaurant Jody’s for 30 years. Owner Don Mendham can’t begin to guess how many informal meetings have taken place in his restaurant since he opened the doors 30 at 503 E. Division when he was “just a kid” in 1981 and hasn’t stopped serving up [...]

More local products than ever before at downtown shop

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Candle Shop, Burlap-n-Rags, Bow-Dacious among town’s long-term businesses by BETH ALTENA “If we won’t support our economy, who will?” said Meg Frantz, owner of Bow-Dacious, The Candle Shop and Burlaps-n-Rags in downtown Rockford. Meg Frantz is the owner of three of Rockford’s downtown shops. Her business model includes offering as many locally made and USA-made [...]

Scouting for Food benefits NKCS

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Across the country, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts recently joined together for the annual Scouting for Food campaign. In the Rockford area, Boy Scout Troop 282 chartered to North Kent Presbyterian Church, Troop 228 chartered to Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, and Cub Scout Pack 3285 from Crestwood Elementary School collected food items to benefit North Kent Community [...]

Student art on display

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Bishop Hills has hosted a local art show for many years in April. The winners from every elementary school in Jim Bodener interviews Joshua Haskell, a third-grader from Our Lady of Consolation School. the Rockford area are on display. The residents are always impressed with the extraordinary talent of these young art students. Thursday, April 14, a reception was held. The [...]
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