City passes regulations regarding carriages and hayrides

by BETH ALTENA When a carriage company began doing business in downtown Rockford, the City realized they had no regulation in place regarding such operations. Traditional carriage and hayrides included in City celebrations have always fallen under the permitting process of special events applications. On Monday, May 14 during the regular City Council meeting, regulation […]

‘Praise in the Park’ scheduled for Garden Club Park

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Over the past several years, the residents of the greater Rockford community have been treated to “The Blues” and the “Open Mic”. And now those same residents will be able to enjoy another genre of music. Christian music will now fill the air of Rockford’s Garden Club Park on twelve […]

Business owners warned about spate of break-ins

The Rockford Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to several business break-ins the morning of Saturday, June 2. Rockford DPS would like to remind all business owners that it is important to report all break-ins and attempted break-ins immediately, even if it appears nothing was taken. If you see any suspicious activity, report it immediately […]

Slow water meters costing Rockford lost revenue

Many Rockford homes have two water meters, one for drinking water and one for landscape irrigation. All will be replaced over a five-year period.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL In a proactive move to increase City revenue with accurate water meter readings, the City of Rockford plans to change out all residential and business water meters within the City along with those in areas served by Rockford outside the City limits. Over time the reading mechanisms of all water […]

America’s favorite farmers market returns Saturday for encore season

Rockford City Manager Michael Young, Rockford Farm Market organizer Kim McKay, and Market Master Lion Bob Winegar proudly hold the America’s Favorite Farmers Market banner that will be on display Saturday mornings at Rockford’s Farm Market.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL On the wings of victory from winning the 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest, the Rockford Farm Market (RFM) proudly sails into its second decade. Since its opening day, the first Saturday of June in 2002, RFM has developed a cult-like word-of-mouth following in the greater Rockford community. In many […]