Rockford Start of Summer Celebration

Photo by MELANIE RAGSDALE

Squire thanks friends for float The Rockford Squire staff would like to thank those who contributed to their Start of Summer Celebration parade float. Thank you to Ed Koehn Chevrolet for lending the truck, Post Berry Farms for the bushel baskets and crates, Rockford Ace Hardware for the beautiful plants, Pegasus Sports for the quick […]

Treat yourself, help raise for charity on Donut Day

Donut-Day

Bostwick Bakery to donate 25 percent of week’s take to Cancer Society by BETH ALTENA It can be argued that any morning can be improved by a cup of coffee and a donut, and from May 28 to June 3, stopping in to Bostwick Bakery for your daily dose of caffeine and sugar will also […]

Winning prizes is just dessert at Chamber luncheons

Tom Duisterhof of Gordon Water and Molly Schmit of the Wolverine YMCA in Belmont are two of the prize winners during a recent Rockford Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at the Rockford Ambulance office on Shaner Avenue. With great food, good company and wonderful networking, winning prizes is just an added bonus of attending the Chamber’s luncheons, which are held every two months.

Networking, education topics of member events by BETH ALTENA Visitors to a recent Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) luncheon enjoyed a meal catered by Honey Creek Inn and heard about the top ten rules of networking in an entertaining but useful presentation by Michael McGovern. In addition to great speakers, getting to know other business […]

Church to create U-pick pumpkin patch on property

MANY HANDS MAKE WORK LIGHT—These hands of the members of North Kent Presbyterian Church look forward to a summer in the sun—or other weather—growing a garden on the church grounds.

Community invited to enjoy the gardening by BETH ALTENA Got grass? Then you have the makings of a beautiful garden. Area residents are invited to watch—or help—as North Kent Presbyterian Church’s grassy acreage is turned to a new task in the form of gardens that will be a U-pick pumpkin patch by fall. The “Come […]

DNR says cougar is kitty or dog

Cougar or kitty cat? According to DNR Wildlife Specialist John Niewoonder, sightings in Rockford are likely those of housecats. This photo is an image from a Michigan alleged sighting in years past.

Greenville bear is legit by BETH ALTENA “There are lots of things in this world to be worried about, being attacked by a cougar is not one of them. You are much more likely to have a problem with a neighbor’s dog.” The statement was from DNR Wildlife Specialist John Niewoonder of the Plainwell office […]