John Denver tribute concert features former band member, Denver’s final, never recorded song

The music of John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. The greatest hits of this beloved American troubadour will be presented as singer/guitarist Jim Curry joins the Grand Rapids Symphony for its third D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops concert this summer. Two performances of “A Tribute to […]

Local artist published in national magazine

Local artist Judith Diephouse of Rockford was recently published in the summer issue of The Decorative Painter, an international quarterly publication and the oldest decorative painting magazine currently published. With 40 years of history, the Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) is home to the world’s most experienced decorative painters, teachers and designers. Diephouse started decorative […]

Elementary students have opportunity to create works for Art Attack

Lakes Elementary School students voted and selected their 10 favorite art pieces during the first Art Attack. Students and their winning pieces (pictured, in no particular order) include fifth-grader Ian Hearn; fourth-graders Svens Daukss, Megan Hearn, Sydney Zimmerman, Grace Pilarski, Carly Pitsch, Melanie Bowman and Cierra Davis; third-graders Morgan Hindman and Akselis Daukss; and second-graders Max Bosworth, Jace Kragt and Natalie Vezina.

by CINDY M. CRANMER More than one-third of the students at Lakes Elementary School participated in the first-ever art competition and creativity display at the Rockford school. Art Attack, which the students considered as their version of ArtPrize, included entries from kindergarten through fifth-grade students, according to Matt Zokoe, the fourth-grade teacher who led the […]

Beyond The Rock crew runs video production at Big Ticket Festival

The Beyond The Rock crew gets the opportunity to run a large part of the video production for the Big Ticket Festival.

by KRIS DEYOUNG Loud music, famous bands, world-renowned speakers, thousands of fans and, most importantly, elephant ears are all part of this year’s Big Ticket Festival, which took place at Allegan County Fairgrounds June 14-16. The Big Ticket Festival is one of the largest Christian music festivals in the state of Michigan. It is a […]

Rockford Start of Summer Celebration

Photo by MELANIE RAGSDALE

Squire thanks friends for float The Rockford Squire staff would like to thank those who contributed to their Start of Summer Celebration parade float. Thank you to Ed Koehn Chevrolet for lending the truck, Post Berry Farms for the bushel baskets and crates, Rockford Ace Hardware for the beautiful plants, Pegasus Sports for the quick […]