Samples, music, games this Saturday

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Second annual Heirloom Tomato Festival will have plenty to eat, see, do “This is going to be one absolute blast of a festival,” said organizer Meredith Gremel of this Saturday’s second annual Heirloom Tomato Festival held at Reds on the River from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Businesses throughout downtown are coordinating special pricing and […]

Coach Munger honored by Rockford super-fans

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The Rockford High School football program continued the longstanding tradition of holding an annual “Hots & Brats” fundraising event last Friday evening. Held each year at the Ted Carlson Memorial Football Stadium the week prior to the start of football season, the event gathers current football team members along with […]

Year of the Ram sales nearing conclusion

Jamie Hosford of Rockford Public Schools speaks to Rotary about investing in the schools by purchasing or sponsoring a Ram for activities during the Year of the Ram. The City of Rockford’s ram is pictured.

Businesses, groups need to move fast to make history  The Rockford Public School goal was to have 40 unique ram statues to “unleash” at a downtown celebration during Harvest Festival . The nearly life-sized sculptures are created from melted PVC plastic and will not deteriorate, even if displayed outdoors. Jamie Hosford, Superintendent of Human Resources […]

Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford surpasses goal

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Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford, Saturday, Aug. 21, was another success in both the well-run race and the amount of money raised for Project Parent MD for a cure for muscular dystrophy. The day of the race results were over $77,000, exceeding the goal of $75,000 organizers had set for the twelfth annual event.   Three-time […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — August 26, 2010

Done with oil The Gulf spill is pretty well over, and so is our little spill in Michigan. Now we can get on with other things. The immigration fuss in Arizona seems to be on hold; we are moving out of Iraq. The pressing news now is Afghanistan and Pakistan. We really have no business fighting a guerilla war […]