Heart of Belmont celebration rings true to name

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“This is a great community event and a way for our businesses to give back to the community,” said Erin Wallace of Snap Fitness, located in the heart of Belmont business district at Belmont Center Drive. The first Heart of Belmont celebration proved that the business community in Belmont cares tremendously about serving their neighbors […]

A Taste of Rockford to be nine times bigger than last year

This group of artists includes nearly all of the 29 who jumped on board the ArtCapsule contest’s first year.

Grand finale of ArtCapsule this Saturday—all over town  For those who enjoyed generous and delicious samples of Rockford restaurants last year, prepare to multiply your experience by nine. A Taste of Rockford will now take place inside or in front of nine local eateries rather than in one location. A Taste of Rockford, live music […]

Plainfield asks for clarity from One Kent Coalition

Where is evidence local government has failed?  by BETH ALTENA The Plainfield Township Board joined nearly every other township in Kent County in approving a resolution asking backers of the One Kent Coalition to clarify the details of the plan. Only Clerk Scott Harvey voted against the resolution. “I believe it needs to be put […]

America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest enters final month

Farm market vendor tables are laden with the very first of the season Michigan apples and peaches.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

Rockford Farm Market still leads entire nation by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Let’s Rockford Farm Market still leads entire nation color this as an athletic event. We are about to enter the 10th week of a 13-week contest:  America’s Favorite Farmers Markets. One might say we are entering the ninth inning of a ballgame. Rockford […]

Volley for Mitchell successful in fifth year

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¡ Love this volleyball tourney!  by BETH ALTENA According to organizer Pete MacGregor, this year’s competition included 50-plus teams and added a whopping $12,300 to the dollars for Project Parent MD, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The total for the five years of Volley for Mitchell is pushing $42,000 […]