Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

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This spring, The Rockford Squire reported that five historic people in the Rockford area were honored at Recognition Plaza at Peppler Park. The event is a newer tradition in its second year and organized by the Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE). Each year, RACE will honor people from the City of Rockford and the townships […]

Huntington Rogue River Blues Series

The City of Rockford and the Rockford Area Arts Commission is pleased to announce that Huntington Bank is the proud sponsor of this year’s Huntington Rogue River Blues series. The Blues Series will once again provide the Rockford community with Tuesday evening concerts in downtown Rockford Garden Club Park from 7 to 9 p.m.  These […]

Signs of spring in the city

Jeff Hernandez (a.k.a. Jeff Ohnsman) puts up the new city banners.

Jeff Hernandez (a.k.a. Jeff Ohnsman) puts up the new city banners, one of the signs of spring in the City of Rockford. Others are flushing of the hydrants and filling the planters downtown as Rockford spruces up for the new summer. This year readers might miss “curb shopping day,” a former City spring event removing […]

Little to fear from asbestos, state says of Main Street demolition

by BETH ALTENA It probably wasn’t a good idea to stand and watch the demolition of a Main Street property said Bob Christmas of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), but it’s unlikely it was dangerous. Christmas said it was not determined yet whether there was asbestos in the house or in the siding, but […]