Barbequing: an American tradition

by PETE KRUER Rockford Ace Hardware Americans love to cook and entertain outside. Some people think the reason is that we have so much outdoors to enjoy. Europeans are starting to cook outside more, but they just don’t get into it quite like Americans. Some of the best memories with family and friends are at […]

Crestwood presents Van Eck as Example in Excellence

Chloe Van Eck is one of 14 students featured in this year’s “Examples in Excellence—Rockford Students Making a Difference.”	Photo by DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY

The happiness she spreads to others brightens every day Chloe Van Eck is the daughter of Jennifer and Todd and sister to Madeline, in ninth grade, and William, fourth grade. Chloe is a student that shows perseverance. School work and social situations can sometimes be tough and Chloe always takes the proper steps to make […]

CLASSIFIEDS — April 26, 2012

HELP WANTED Cook/Server Part Time 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with some schedule flexibility. Every other weekend and 2-3 suppers during the week. Looking for caring individual that has some knowledge of elder care and special diets. Please call Megan at (616) 866-8227. ______________________  No experience required. Professional career opportunity with unlimited income potential. We […]

Bostwick Lake Inn preps for early May opening


by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL “We are polishing a jewel,” says Greg Gilmore, CEO of the Gilmore Collection, when speaking about the soon-to-be reopened Bostwick Lake Inn. Squire readers will recall the Gilmore Collection acquisition of the historic waterfront Bostwick Lake property earlier this year. Undergoing extensive and intensive renovations and updates since, the Bostwick […]