Squire reporters discover town’s largest burl

Photo by CLIFF HILL

Talk about your bulbous protrusions! by CLIFF AND NANCY On an undisclosed piece of private property within the City of Rockford stands a tree, which is encapsulated by the largest “burl”, we have ever seen. What’s a burl you ask? Wikipedia tells us that a burl is a tree growth in which the grain has […]

Splish Splash—Seventeenth winter jump in the Rogue nears

splashjazzbyKarenSalyer

All are invited to jump or watch Saturday, February 11, 1:00 p.m.  The Rotary Club of Rockford presents the seventeenth annual Sweetheart Splash on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm.  This winter fun event takes place at the Rockford dam is a community favorite.  Area “jumpers” brave the icy Rogue River with participants performing […]

Ice sculpturers, ice cream thrill visitors during winter festival

Photo by TOM SCOTT

“The weather went from 45 degrees and rainy to snowy with some sun during Saturday and Sunday,” commented Meredith Gremel, organizer for the third annual Ice Festival in downtown Rockford Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14. In addition to ice sculptures, games, contests, ice carving demonstrations, a ice cream sundae effort to break the […]

Rockford Ice Sculptures

Ice sculptor extraordinaire Derek Maxfield of Ice Sculptures, Ltd. puts the finishing touches on a giant 8 ft. polar bear Sunday afternoon at Rockford’s Ice Fest 2012.

Ice sculptor extraordinaire Derek Maxfield of Ice Sculptures, Ltd. puts the finishing touches on a giant 8 ft. polar bear Sunday afternoon at Rockford’s Ice Fest 2012. Photo by CLIFF HILL  

Magic of ice festival this weekend in Rockford

World-record sundae contest Saturday As the New Year unfolds, picturesque downtown Rockford, Michigan will be transformed into a vision of ice, offering winter wonderland fun for folks of all ages and stages. Just imagine, a gigantic ice cream sundae ice bar serving up tasty treats while competing for a world record; chain saw wielding carvers […]