A Message for You

Struggles—good or bad?  by MARCIA HUFSTADER Third Church of Christ, Scientist One answer to the question “Good or bad?” could be: It’s all in how you handle it. While mowing the lawn the other day, I found myself singing a song I danced to when I was six years old. Part of the lyrics go […]

Dealership shines at open house event

Ed Koehn and son Aaron were thrilled with the turnout of their recent open house of Aaron’s dealership, formerly John Decker Chevrolet. The Koehn family purchased the showroom, garage and property in February of this year.

Business going well at Ed Koehn Chevrolet  An open  house at Ed Koehn Chevrolet, 4650 14 Mile Road, proved auto and elegance go well together. With a crowd during the entire two and a half hour event visitors mingled, enjoyed fantastic food by Twisted Vine, and had a chance to visit with Ed Koehn of […]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

SCHOOL BEAT Designing Inclusive Environments  by JIM VANDERKOLK Director of Operations Rockford Public Schools My daughter is finishing her masters degree in occupational therapy and presented me with a challenge (as my daughters frequently do): to assess the accessibility of Rockford High School from a wheel chair. So, I did. I navigated through the empty […]

BowDacious, Candle Shop consolidate under one roof

Meg Franz, owner of BowDacious, The Candle Shop and Burlap-n-Rags, is moving all merchandise to the BowDacious store, 27A North Main Street, Rockford.

Candle Shop, Burlap-n-Rags leave location after 32 years  by BETH ALTENA Shoppers will no longer be able to find The Candle Shop and Burlap-n-Rags at the little red store at 52 Courtland Street in downtown Rockford, but will soon find the inventory from those two businesses at 27A North Main Street, where Meg Franz has […]

Rockford’s Farm Market harvests votes at Blockbuster Video

(L to R) Rockford residents Norman Williams and Lynn Gruenwald along with Rockford Blockbuster Video store manager, Kelly Hoye, eagerly cast their votes for Rockford’s Farm Market in the America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last Friday evening the Rockford Blockbuster Video store hosted, for the first time ever, a Community Involvement/Awareness event. What a better way to kick off what will be an on-going program than to support Rockford’s Farm Market in the America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest. Your reporters, acting as unofficial campaign […]