Cliff and Nancy Hill

Weathermen throw 2012 Resolution Walk a curve ball

January 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Fred Meijer New Year’s Day Resolution Walk 2012 participants gathered in front of the beautifully renovated downtown Rockford Rotary Pavilion. Front and center behind the yellow Friends of the White Pine Trail sign are: (l to r) A newly slimmed-down, Dave Heyboer, chairman of the Friends of the White Pine Trail, and past Rockford Mayor and [...]

Downtown Rockford coffee house under new ownership

December 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY A Christmas coffee toast to Rockford from the new owners of Epic Coffee House—Melanie, daughter Jordyn, and Joel Pritchett (l–r) invite you to let the Epic Coffee House staff help you relax, refresh, and rekindle. In early 2010 Joel and Melanie Pritchett and their three children, Daniel, Jordyn, and Taylor, were leading comfortable lives in Seattle, [...]

Happy Trails to you, Fred

December 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Can’t tell which one is happier, Fred Meijer or Squire reporter Nancy Hill. Picture was taken in 2008 at a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Meijer funded paved extension of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail from Rockford to Sand Lake. Last Tuesday afternoon found us at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park to attend a visitation and pay [...]

Rockford Quick Lube brings “Gusher” to town

November 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

By CLIFF AND NANCY HILL It’s not heavy, it’s my “Gusher” – Under Sculptor Steve Anderson’s (left) direction the Rockford Quick Lube crew carries Rockford’s newest sculpture to its newly designated oil field. Photo by CLIFF HILL Last Wednesday morning, we awoke with a taste for a Peppermill Grill omelette. So, off we headed to the popular downtown Rockford [...]

Rockford Brewing Company on tap for 2012

November 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

By CLIFF AND NANCY HILL (l to r) Brien Dews, Seth Rivard, and Jeff Sheehan on the White Pine Trail in front of the building that, in 2012, will become Rockford Brewing Company. “It was a short 2-month courtship and a marriage made in heaven,” said Rockford resident Brien Dews in speaking about a recently formed partnership with two other Rockford residents, all three [...]
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