Rockford woman wins discussion with governor

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‘I wasn’t there for the lunch’ by BETH ALTENA When Rockford resident Sandra Cox includes in her preference of job openings the word “dental” because she formerly worked as a dental hygienist, employment programs include in her list of choices jobs that offer dental benefits. This is just one observation Cox was able to share […]

Public invited to duathlon, village celebration

Don Kurylowicz (left), organizer of the second annual Honey Creek Duathlon, and Sean Hogan (right), 15, of Rockford pass Ralph the Moose in downtown Cannonsburg while training for the September 3 duathlon.

A “labor lf love’’ takes place in the Village of Cannonsburg September 3 with the second annual Honey Creek Duathlon charity event. If you can ride a bike, walk or run, you can participate in the Labor Day event, which benefits North Kent Community Services and The Kids’ Food Basket. A duathlon is an athletic […]

Rockford soon to spill over with craft beer

Just arrived, direct from Portland, Oregon, are seven custom crafted stainless steel Rockford Brewing Company brew tanks.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Ladies and gentlemen, “whet” your whistles. The long awaited and much anticipated opening of Rockford’s signature microbrewery, Rockford Brewing Company (RBC), is close (or closer) at hand. In recent weeks, a flurry of activity has been in evidence inside and out of the craft brewery. Seven, custom crafted to RBC’s […]

Winners announced in third annual ArtCapsule in Rockford

BEST IN SHOW—Stacy Niedzwiecki, displayed at Epic Coffee House.

Local talent filled Rockford during the third annual ArtCapsule event in downtown Rockford, and voters picked the winners in each of three categories as well as Best in Show. Local photographer Stacy Niedzwiecki was the overall winner with her photograph earning her Best in Show. In the Photography category Paul Willis, whose work was on […]

Two-year journal chronicles Rockford writer’s dog-sitting experiences

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As every dog owner soon discovers, there are times when you just can’t be home to take care of your beloved pet. Whether it’s a long overdue vacation or a short weekend getaway, an overnight business trip or overtime hours at work, the question is always the same: What do I do about my dog? […]