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

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 […]

Visitors launch over 300 butterflies

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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 Saturday, August 27, […]

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

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 glass piece to honor the multi-talented behind-the-scenes staff.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last Friday evening’s annual kick-off to the Rockford High School (RHS) 2011 football season played out to everyone’s delight. Football players, their parents and grandparents, extended families, friends and Rockford football fanatics all enjoyed an evening of preseason community building fellowship. The Rockford Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium’s home seating section […]

Sitcom stars coming to West Michigan

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 […]

Pub & Grub Crawl the first of three for this year

Dan DeWard of Studio D2D and  his wife Andrea enjoyed the first of three 2011 Pub & Grub Crawls for downtown Rockford. Wearers of Pub & Grub t-shirts qualified for great deals at downtown venues.