‘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 […]

Two 2012 Parade of Homes showcased in Rockford

Builder Gary Jurkovich, of Pathway Homes, in front of his Rockford Parade of Homes entrant. Yes, it’s already SOLD!	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL A housing industry slowly shaking off the worst economic conditions in decades finds Rockford well positioned for a long awaited turn around in new home construction. New home starts have been flat in Rockford for the past 5 years and Rockford City Manager Michael Young was more than happy to […]

RHS 2012 grads to celebrate their story of faith, hope, joy

In a scene carried out in thousands of churches across the country these past few weeks, high school graduates are honored during Graduation Sunday morning services. Pictured are but nine of Rockford United Methodist Church’s seventeen 2012 graduating seniors.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

Rockford community invited to baccalaureate ceremony Sunday, June 3 by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL A baccalaureate ceremony for graduating high school students in the Rockford community has been an annual tradition for decades, yet there are many Rockford residents who are not aware of the baccalaureate service’s existence. Few understand the meaning of the ceremony. […]

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 […]

State names Belmont man ‘Rails-to-Trails’ champion

73rd District State Representative Pete MacGregor presents Dave Heyboer, Chairman of the Friends of the White Pine Trail with a Michigan State Tribute honoring Dave for his unselfish devotion to all things Fred Meijer White Pine Trail. This evening was very special for Dave and he couldn’t help himself while grinning from ear-to-ear.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last week Thursday evening, the highlight of the monthly Friends of the White Pine Trail meeting at the Rockford Community Cabin was to be a flat bicycle tire repair presentation by Dave Heyboer, Chairman of the 500 member Trail advocacy group. Unbeknownst to Heyboer, he was about to be upstaged […]