America’s Favorite Farmers Market stays fresh

Chef Robin Toldo is pictured with the future staff of her soon-to-be-open storefront on Post Dr. in Belmont, right next door to Flo’s Italian Restaurant. The precocious Toldo kids, too numerous to name, assist Mom at market in the selling of her “Hummalicious Hummus.”	Photo by CLIFF HILL

Not willing to rest on its laurels the Rockford Farm Market – America’s Favorite – has added four new regular vendors to its already stellar cast. Filling in the blanks and taking the Market to the next level are relative newcomers as follows: Rockford resident Chef Robin Toldo needs no introduction, her cooking skills are […]

Bluebirds of happiness at home in Rockford

With a stern look, Daddy Bluebird seems to be saying, “Where’s the beef?” Actually, he was waiting for his twice a day offering of mealworms.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Once nearly eliminated from Michigan due to a lack of nest cavities, bluebirds have made a remarkable comeback with the aid of bird enthusiasts who have put up thousands of bluebird nest boxes. In these nesting boxes the female builds a nest and raises two broods a year. For the […]

Rockford Brewing slated to open soon

Photo by CLIFF HILL

Slow and steady wins the race. Rockford Brewing Co. partners are still aiming for a late summer opening of their signature microbrewery in the heart of downtown Rockford. The three tortoises Jeff Sheehan, Seth Rivard, and Brien Dews are crossing every ‘T’ and dotting every ‘i’ in order to achieve an authentic Northwoods Bavarian lodge […]

Colorful displays featured at weekly farm market

In spite of frosts, great heat and a drought, Visser Family Farms manages to bring a bountiful cornucopia of colorful produce to America's Favorite Farmers Market (Rockford, that is) every Saturday morning.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

Rockford races to title at Division I regional in Grand Rapids

NUMBER ONE AND THEY KNOW IT—The boys of Rockford High School’s track and field team proudly hoist their first-place trophy after winning the Division I regional championship.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by RANDY GREGORY Though not quite as overwhelming in the scope of victory as their female teammates, the boys track team from Rockford also took home first-place honors in the Division I regional meet held at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids on Saturday, May 19. Rockford totaled 126 points to easily outdistance the 94.25 points […]