Inaugural Ice Festival Ball was a ball

Local magician Russ  Niedzwiecki debuts his “cool” trick, created with the expert help of ice guru Randy Finch of Ice Sculptures Ltd.  Photo by STACY NIEDZWIECKI—stacyn.com

“Let the Magic Begin” was the theme for the 2012 Ice Festival, and begin it did on Friday night with the first ever Ice Festival Ball. The Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) hosted the event at Blythefield Country Club (BCC). Ninety people gathered for a delicious three-course meal by the BCC culinary artists. After dinner, […]

New event scheduled to kick off Ice Festival

The Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) invites you to polish up your dancing shoes and capture the magic of a special evening they have planned for you. The inaugural Ice Festival Ball is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 13 and calls itself “the perfect date.” It is easy to see why with the highlights of this […]

Golf event helps students succeed

The Rotary Club of Rockford and the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids are hosting the 15th Annual STRIVE Golf Outing this year on August 15 to support the STRIVE Scholarship program. The program provides mentoring, life skills coaching and scholarships to at-risk students at Rockford, Creston and Ottawa Hills high schools. Local Rotary clubs are […]

Hope Lodge Golf Invitational set for June 7 at Blythefield Country Club

Annual event to raise funds, awareness to support cancer patients traveling to Grand Rapids for treatment On Monday, June 7, Blythefield Country Club in Belmont will host the second annual American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Golf Invitational, a benefit golf outing to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Grand […]

Brownie Troop 3551 earns badges

BADGES EARNED—Brownie Troop 3551 from Crestwood Elementary School earns “make-it, eat-it” badges at Blythefield Country Club with Chef Jeff Hiler. The girls made caramel apples and pizza. Pictured are (front, l–r) Claire Froumis, Sydney McCreery, Anna Hodsdon, Sophia Stauffer, Dana Brouse; (back) Lauren Kostus, Rachel Gamm, Sydney Reinke, Regan Dalton, Ashlee Wheaton, Baylie Jenkins, and […]