Cliff and Nancy Hill

No tricks – all treats at Rockford’s last Farm Market

October 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Jack-o-lantern pumpkins are the symbol of Halloween and for the past month nowhere have pumpkins been more evident than at Rockford’s hugely popular Farm Market. The calendar has conspired this year to have Halloween fall on this season’s last Farm Market. This coming Saturday is your last chance to say good-bye to your favorite vendors and [...]

In the end, Lake Michigan may have decided ArtPrize winner

October 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

WINNER—The first-place ArtPrize winner is an oil-on-canvas painting titled "Open Water no. 24" by Ran Ortner. Pictured with Ortner is Squire reporter Nancy Hill. Notice the kinetic sculpture of waving reeds in the foreground, which added to the viewers' overall appreciation of the painting. Photo by CLIFF HILL by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Over the years many [...]

Sexy socks found at Farmers Market

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL As was their usual habit, far southeast Grand Rapids residents “Skippy” Waivo and her gentleman friend, Bob Shaffer, were visiting Rockford and its Farm Market last Saturday. Bob told us that one day Skippy showed up sporting a pair of multi-colored socks. Bob told Skippy they looked sexy, to which she replied, “Why don’t you get a pair [...]

Fred Meijer ups ante in support of trail

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

GIFT—Handing over a gift from one who is “Pure Michigan,” Fred Meijer, are (l–r) Meijer Foundation officials Rob VerHeulen and Mike Julien, along with DNR Parks and Recreation staffers Paul Yauk (planning division), Vicky Anthes (chief of the planning division), and Mary Nardo (manager of the planning unit for parks statewide).                         [...]
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