America’s Favorite Farmers Market stays fresh

Chef Robin Toldo is pictured with the future staff of her soon-to-be-open storefront on Post Dr. in Belmont, right next door to Flo’s Italian Restaurant. The precocious Toldo kids, too numerous to name, assist Mom at market in the selling of her “Hummalicious Hummus.”	Photo by CLIFF HILL

Not willing to rest on its laurels the Rockford Farm Market – America’s Favorite – has added four new regular vendors to its already stellar cast. Filling in the blanks and taking the Market to the next level are relative newcomers as follows: Rockford resident Chef Robin Toldo needs no introduction, her cooking skills are […]

Volley for Mitchell raises $50,000

Mitchell Peterson (front) holds the AT&T donation check of $5,000. He is surrounded by (l–r) Pete MacGregor, Mimi Wyatt, Kristen Hartnagel, Bill Jackson, David Conner, and Ruth Gaudard of AT&T.

Tournament gets $5,000 boost from AT&T The Volley for Mitchell 4-on-4 Charity Volleyball Tournament kicks off its sixth year August 11 thanks to event underwriter AT&T. Volley for Mitchell has raised more than $50,000 to fund research in the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Today, returning event sponsor AT&T presented $5,000 during a short ceremony […]

RHS students travel to Dominican Republic to serve

A group of students from Rockford and Saugatuck hop aboard a truck to distribute water filters to families in the Dominican Republic.

At a time in the summer when many kids are getting bored and complaining about the heat, a group from Rockford and Saugatuck decided to do something. Six Rockford High School (RHS) students, four Saugatuck students and one Central Michigan University student, accompanied by three adults, recently made a weeklong trip to the La Romana, […]

Backpacks, supplies needed for local school children

North Kent Community Services (NKCS) is preparing for the new school year, and hope to distribute 500 new backpacks with school supplies to children in grades K-12, whose families cannot afford to purchase them. They are asking you to help by donating new backpacks and school supplies by August 15. Backpacks are the greatest need; […]

Local artists hold sale/show

RRAA-show

On Saturday, July 14, the Rogue River Artists Association (RRAA) held its annual Garden Art Sale/Show at the home of Shirley Dean in Rockford. The weather was fine albeit a tad bit warm in the afternoon, but rain stayed away until after the show. The artists claim to have been known to do a rain […]