National celebration full of food, fun, families

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photos by TOM SCOTT Rockford’s sixth annual National Night Out offered fun for families, free food and plenty of opportunity to play with law enforcement officers and firefighters. National Night Out 2011 in downtown Rockford included a giant cake with plenty for everyone, food grilled by local firefighters, and chances to dunk Rockford police and […]

Rockford rental business to host local charity event

Rockford’s Rogue River Rentals is teaming up with Kentwood Parks and Recreation and the Grand Rapids Wheelchair Sports Association (GRWSA) on August 12 for an advanced adaptive kayaking trip on the Rogue River. According to Audrey Stout of the Kentwood Parks and Recreation, “The advance adaptive kayaking trip is for more advanced participants who would […]

Bikers invited to fifth Motorcycles for Mutts and Kitties Too

Charity motorcycle ride to benefit C-SNIP, ASPCA  Vorpi Chiropractic, located at 11741 Cedar Rock Drive NE in Rockford, has announced the route line-up for the fifth annual Motorcycles for Mutts and Kitties Too charity motorcycle ride on Saturday, August 13. This ride benefits both C-SNIP, West Michigan’s only nonprofit spay and neuter clinic, as well […]

MacGregor upholds commitment to district through perfect voting record

State Rep. Peter MacGregor was acknowledged for his perfect voting record in the first six months of the 2011 Michigan House legislative session. More than 300 roll call votes were taken in the first six months and MacGregor was present for every vote. Voting histories are compiled on the nonpartisan website www.michiganvotes.org for all state lawmakers. […]

MAIN STREET with Roger Allen, publisher

Behind the clouds Behind the storm clouds that surrounded the debt ceiling bill, Americans found a silver lining: we all received a better idea of how Congress works (or doesn’t). The more we know about those guys, the better judgments we can make when it comes to re-election. The actual passage of the bill, however, […]