Merengue the night away after free classes

Rockford Ambulance leads the way in popular dance  After this free class, your spouse will be so good you can likely rent them out at the next wedding or visit to a local night club. At least that’s what paramedic and dance instructor Andy Andresen joked about Rockford Ambulance’s upcoming merengue dance classes. Rockford Ambulance […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher

Poetry Month My grandpa, Wellington Clay, was the poet in the family. He was no Walt Whitman, but he w as all we had. His poetry depended upon light humor, sentimental sentiments, and Americana. He wrote this one in about 1934: I know a little maiden With shapely form divine, All dressed in latest fashion […]

The Tax Attic — with Jerry Coon

What now? The tax season ended on April 15. The question I now get to answer is what exactly tax professionals like me do for the rest of the year. No, we don’t take the next eight months off, although that does sound good. We do continue to prepare tax returns and we answer lots […]

Right at Home celebrates seventh year


Downtown shop a long-time dream for owners Lynda Volkhardt remembers what it was like to be a young mother with no money and an eye for things she couldn’t afford. She learned to shop smart and find a good bargain. That common sense approach and the wisdom of age are traits she attributes to the […]

Rockford Register — April 22, 2010

Thursday, April 22 Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month.  Thur.–Sat., April 22–24 Used Book Sale—10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April […]