Cliff and Nancy Hill

Squire reporters discover town’s largest burl

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Talk about your bulbous protrusions! by CLIFF AND NANCY Photo by CLIFF HILL 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 grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly [...]

2012 REF Benefit Concert scores twice the laughs

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Second City’s 5-headed “Dr. Know-it-all” answering audience questions. (l to r) Eileen Montelione, Michael Kosinski, Rockford’s own Chris Schneider, Tawny Newsome, and Kick Rees. Not pictured is emcee Daniel Strauss. The Second City National Laugh Out Loud Touring Group returned to Rockford last Friday and Saturday night after a two-year [...]

Rockford Lion and Club honored by Michigan Legislature

January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL 73rd District State Representative Pete MacGregor (L) presents Head Market Master of the Rockford Farm Market, Lion Bob Winegar (ctr.) and Rockford Lions Club President Dr. Chad Jackson (R) with a framed Special Tribute from the State of Michigan. (Yes, Pete’s a Lion and proud of it!) Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest community [...]

RHS Women’s Chorus finds their voice, challenges others to do the same

January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

We are the music makers, the dreamers of dreams by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL along with JED SCOTT  At a recent rehearsal attended by Composer Jeffrey Cobb the RHS Women’s Chorus, all with arms upraised, exhibit their sphere of energy while singing Cobb’s “We are the Music Makers.” Jeffrey Cobb conducting and Director Mandy Scott in the foreground. Photo by CLIFF HILL [...]

Keep your laughter local

January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Laugh out loud tune-up to be held at Corner Bar by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Let’s embrace the “think local” attitude here. Instead of taking our monies outside of the Rockford community to attend “LaughFest” in Grand Rapids in March, why not support the good works of the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) and laugh your sides out right here at home in the cozy [...]
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