August 26 2010

Samples, music, games this Saturday

August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 giveaways to go with the ‘Show [...]

Coach Munger honored by Rockford super-fans

August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 their families and [...]

Year of the Ram sales nearing conclusion

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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 at RPS said [...]

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. Rockford’s Josh Miller about to cross the finish line in [...]

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

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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 there. It’s almost impossible to win a war with [...]
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