Rockford business scores big at prestigious art glass festival

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The 19th annual Delphi Art Glass Festival, held recently in Lansing at Delphi’s warehouse and sales showroom, found Rockford’s Eric Brown’s Stained Glass Studio well represented. Of the 31 awards in 11 categories of stained glass creativity, Eric Brown and three of his Rockford students and one customer from Cadillac […]

Rockford grad in midst of breaking world news

Burt DeWilde, Rockford’s 2003 salutatorian, is pictured with the ATLAS detector. The machine made world news Tuesday, March 30, when it successfully began atomizing protons at nearly the speed of light in a giant facility built underground in Switzerland.

Man’s most complex machine to answer questions of the universe by BETH ALTENA Several years ago, the world media was filled with worries that Earth’s first particle collider would create a black hole and suck in the planet with everyone and everything on it. Last week, the Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC) first successful proton collision […]

Third annual outing will be fun, benefit many

Kids have fun with free balloon hats offered at last year’s family fun day. There is more than just a good time outdoors. Walk, run or ride the lovely Cannon Township Trail, but see all the other events offered for participants of all ages.

Poker Walk/Run/Ride at Cannon Township Trail offers exercise, auction, prizes The first 50 families to sign up will receive family “fun packs” with plenty of goodies in them. Everyone who signs up will enjoy a day of exercise on the beautiful Cannon Townshsip Trail, auction items, at least one fun mascot kids will adore, prizes, […]

Monorail, Nessie just our joke for you

Graphic designer Melanie Ragsdale took this picture above and this picture below to make our April Fool front page photos for you. Nessie she did the same way. Thanks to everyone who called.

  So many Squire readers called to find out more about the new White Pine Trail Monorail that we featured on the front page of the “Square” on April 1. It was fun to inform them that it was just another annual installment of “The Rockford Square,” our April Fools edition designed to tickle your […]

Ancient practices outlined in new calendar

John Venman speaks to Rockford and Greenville garden clubs about his belief in the ancient practice of planting and landscaping by the phases of the moon.

People have done it for centuries, but nowadays talking about it might raise a few eyebrows. Rockford landscape expert John Venman is not only willing to talk about it, he’s again created a calendar that spells out when and why of planting and landscaping by the phases of the moon. Venman, of Venman’s Landscape and […]