City of Rockford

Special fall leaf pick-up runs Oct. 18 to Nov. 30

September 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

During this time period, Rockford residents may rake leaves to the parkway for pick-up and bags are not required. However, those wishing to still use the biodegradable bags are encouraged to do so. All other yard waste must be bagged as normally required throughout the summer season. Additionally, brush with a minimum length of four feet and maximum diameter of six inches [...]

Rockford to celebrate heritage this weekend

September 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

Heritage Weekend is the celebration of Rockford’s history, and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) invites you to take a step back in time and enjoy a simpler life with special Harvest Fest events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3. During Heritage Weekend visitors can enjoy hayrides, strolling entertainment, music, a caricature artist, scarecrow [...]

News Bits — September 16, 2010

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

Hydrant flushing to begin soon The City of Rockford will be conducting the annual fall hydrant flushing and maintenance program beginning September 20, 2010. This process will be completed by October 1, 2010. During this time you may notice an occasional decrease in water pressure and possibly some slight cloudiness in the water. Most residents will see no change in [...]

Art, music, nature at Art in the Park

September 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

Take the opportunity to enjoy one of Rockford’s last summer festivals before the three weekends of Harvest Festival kick off the fall. On Saturday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Rockford Area Arts Commission will be hosting its annual juried art sale and exhibition in Garden Club Park.   ART, MUSIC, NATURE—All here for you at Garden Club Park in downtown [...]

Wolverine tannery demolition underway

September 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

Company offers reassurance on safety precautions Readers have continued to express concerns over the safety of the demolition of the 100-plus year-old tannery in downtown Rockford. The Squire contacted Wolverine and asked that some of the concerns be addressed again. The following are points of the work plan prepared by Pitch Inc. and comments from Wolverine regarding [...]
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