Metropolitan Choir of Praise returns to Rockford

Ready to re-energize your spiritual life? Join the Metropolitan Choir of Praise and First Congregational Church of Rockford on April 15 for an evening of sacred music guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your spirit soaring. The 70-voice Metropolitan Choir of Praise is a mixed chorus based in Grand Rapids. Its members are men […]

Rockford Rotary earns literacy Golden Apple Award

Presenting the Golden Apple Award to Jim and Susan Bodenner, president of Rockford Rotary Club, is Robin Macqueen, Kent Reading Council president.

The Kent Reading Council, in association with Michigan Reading Association, recently awarded the Golden Apple Award to the Rockford Rotary Club for its avid support of literacy in their community. The Rockford Rotary has supported the district with summer school grants, money for books, and for sponsoring the Reading Rocks in Rockford reading festival, which […]

Internationally renowned vocal group to give April 10 concert in Rockford

Western Michigan University’s Gold Company is performing at Rockford High School on April 10. For ticket information, visit www.rockfordchoirs.com. Proceeds will benefit The Rockford Aces.

After 34 years and countless successful alumni, it’s no fluke—Western Michigan University’s Gold Company is arguably the finest vocal jazz choir in the world. And they’re coming to Rockford on April 10. Directed by Dr. Stephen Zegree, the award-winning ensemble performs a wide variety of repertoire which covers all styles in the contemporary vocal idiom. […]

Parkside presents Derby as Example in Excellence

Megan Derby, a fifth-grader at Parkside Elementary School, is one of 14 students featured in this year’s “Examples in Excellence—Rockford Students Making a Difference.”	Photo by DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY

Megan is a leader in and out of the classroom Megan Derby, 10, is the daughter of Ed and Jennifer and the sister to Josh. All who meet her describe her as kind-hearted and sweet. Megan is described by her teachers as a thoughtful young lady, a willing helper, and very bright student. She goes […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Annual Humor Banquet As you all know, or should, the Squire’s annual Humor Banquet has come and gone. YOU WEREN’T THERE. Shame on you. The Squire always holds its humor banquet at noon the Saturday before April Fools Day. Location: the sidewalk of The Corner Bar at Main and Courtland streets in Rockford. The rules: […]