Cliff and Nancy Hill

Resolution Walkers step optimistically into 2010

January 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

The vanguard of a throng of walkers heads south our of Rockford on the eighth annual Friends of the White Pine Trail New Year’s morning Resolution Walk. Photo by CLIFF HILL    by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL If you were sleeping in New Year’s Day morning in order to recover from late-night New Year’s Eve festivities, then you missed out on a great way to step into 2010. [...]

‘Waterdance’ coming to dam

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

    Sculptor Steve Anderson stands before a nearly completed stainless steel rainbow trout, soon to be leaping from the Rogue River.Photos and Illustration by CLIFF HILL     by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The greater Rockford community is blessed with a multitude of accomplished artisans, many of whom participated in this year’s ArtPrize competition. Local artist Steve [...]

REF concert tickets a great Christmas gift

November 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

A CAST FROM AN EARLIER SECOND CITY TIME—do you recognize anyone? Photo courtesy of DK/NY by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Rockford Education Foundation (REF) Administrator Sue Arend and the gang at REF have gone outside the box and done themselves one better. In annually producing a mid-winter fundraising show, which featured mostly musical acts, this season REF has instead [...]

Just call him ‘Fred’

November 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

SIGN HERE—A beaming Rockford Mayor Janice “Chi Chi” Rogers (center) has just had her book autographed by Fred Meijer. Pam Kleibusch (right) has been Fred’s personal assistant for 52 years. Coincidentally, Rogers has been an official greeter and event coordinator for the Rockford Meijer since the day it opened. Meijer book-signing event an evening of fun by CLIFF [...]

Old broads hold pajama party at Grandma’s House

November 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

MAYORS NIGHT OUT—(Pictured left to right) Wyoming Mayor Carol Sheets, Cedar Springs Mayor Linda Hunt, Walker Mayor Pro-Tem Barbara Holt, Cedar Springs Mayor Pro-Tem Pat Capek and Rockford’s Mayor Janice “Chi Chi” Rogers enjoy a first-ever Lady Mayor’s PJ Party. by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last Friday evening we had just settled down for a quiet evening of reading. [...]
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