Samples, music, games this Saturday

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Second annual Heirloom Tomato Festival will have plenty to eat, see, do “This is going to be one absolute blast of a festival,” said organizer Meredith Gremel of this Saturday’s second annual Heirloom Tomato Festival held at Reds on the River from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Businesses throughout downtown are coordinating special pricing and […]

Year of the Ram sales nearing conclusion

Jamie Hosford of Rockford Public Schools speaks to Rotary about investing in the schools by purchasing or sponsoring a Ram for activities during the Year of the Ram. The City of Rockford’s ram is pictured.

Businesses, groups need to move fast to make history  The Rockford Public School goal was to have 40 unique ram statues to “unleash” at a downtown celebration during Harvest Festival . The nearly life-sized sculptures are created from melted PVC plastic and will not deteriorate, even if displayed outdoors. Jamie Hosford, Superintendent of Human Resources […]

Letters to the Editor — July 15, 2010

Cannon Township Trustee endorses MacGregor Editor, As most of you know there are nine Republican candidates campaigning for the State House in the 73rd District. This is a result of Tom Pearce being term limited. I am supporting Peter MacGregor for this position because of his nine years with the township government, three years as […]

Water boiling precaution lifted after testing

According to Rockford City Manager Michael Young, the city water is safe and two required tests show that residents can again ingest water without having to boil it. An electrical storm that caused severe damage Monday, May 31, included two lightning hits that damaged the computer system that runs the water plant and elevated water […]

Free concert series begins Tuesday, June 15

A suggestion for parking is the South Squires parking lot, accessed from Bridge Street entrance between Vitale’s and J.T. Stitchery, or from Main Street down to north of the Rogue Valley Towers building. A short, pleasant walk on the White Pine Trail is also an access option.

A new season is on for the very popular Huntington Rogue River Blues series offered by Huntington Bank, the City of Rockford and the Rockford Area Arts Commission. On Tuesday, June 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. the public is invited to enjoy the free concert on the banks of the Rogue River at Garden […]