Pinstripes and Polka Dots reopens in Rockford

Tracy McKay, owner of Pinstripes and Polka Dots, is back for round two with her children’s clothing and furnishing consignment store. The shop is now located at 120 Courtland, across from Cinco de Mayo. McKay is pictured in front of a hand-made display rack which is an actual birch tree.

By Beth Altena “I’m excited to be back,” said Tracy McKay, the former and now again current owner of Pinstripes and Polka Dots. McKay was a fixture in Rockford with her cheerfully-named shop which was open for business in another location in downtown Rockford from 2004 to 2008. She is now re-opened in the space […]

Burch Body Works building – going, going, gone

A Pitsch Company excavating crane gingerly removes a huge 60 ft. long, 8,000-pound, steel support girder from the partially razed Burch Body Works building.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL   With air quality monitors surrounding the property and an onsite representative from The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) present, Pitsch Companies, last Thursday, began demolition of the old manufacturing facility of Burch Body Works. Located in the heart of Rockford, on the southeast corner of Monroe St. […]

Wise Photography on the move

Wise Photography preparing to move.

Wise Photography, established in 1995, is moving and expanding into a new location at 1 N. Main. “I’m excited about the new location because of the added exposure” Wise said. “I have a lot of art that no one has been able to see, just hiding in my computer waiting for a chance to be seen.” […]

Community says goodbye, Ram Nation

by RICH ZECK The Ram Nation was more than just a store with hip styles and every kind of Rockford paraphernalia; it was a business that defines what the American entrepreneurial spirit is all about. People may see the store’s closing as a sign of the times-but don’t feel sorry for owners Kevin and Rachelle […]

Win Cash, Meet Neighbors at EXPO this Saturday

Rockford Community EXPO

CARSTAR of Rockford is giving away a 37-inch television. Rockford Dry Dock will have some samples of different foods they sell. Nugent Builders can tell you about the good reasons to invest in improving your home now. Four people will win $500 in cash. Why wouldn’t you go? Last year 11,000 people took the time […]