August 25 2011

Local Red Cross blood supply slowly rebuilds, blood donors still needed

August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

The American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region needs approximately 700 eligible donors to donate blood each day in August to continue rebuilding an already fragile blood supply. The Red Cross appreciates the hundreds of donors in your community who responded to the appeal for blood issued in July. However, the need still remains as the blood supply is not yet [...]

Visitors launch over 300 butterflies

August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

John Ball Zoo hosts second annual butterfly release event  This summer, John Ball Zoo—with support from Michigan Butterflies, a locally owned company specializing in monarch butterflies—raised over 300 monarch butterflies in a small interactive exhibit. Throughout the season, visitors watched the entire life cycle from egg to larvae to chrysalis to adult. On [...]

Football, Hots ‘n’ Brats, and Super Fans Two

August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Surrounding Lyle English and his mom Rose is the assistant coaching staff of the Rockford High School football team, (pictured l–r) Brent Cummings, David Lee, Bob Rogers, (hidden behind Lyle) Stu Wilkes, Randy VanderVeen, Rick Wilburn, Joe Schwander and Steve Dengler. The smiling assistants had just received Lyle’s specially created stained [...]

Sitcom stars coming to West Michigan

August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rockford will again be the site of a movie brought to you by Joel Reisig, who last year filmed “Win by Fall” in Rockford. The film is currently in preproduction for and will be a PG-rated Christmas movie titled “A Dog For Christmas.” The intended shoot dates in January and February will take place in Rockford and Grand Rapids. Reisig is excited to bring some [...]
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