Cliff & Nancy Hill

Bostwick Lake Inn preps for early May opening

April 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Hoisted by a crane, a huge 22’ x 10’ custom all-weather outdoor fiberglass walk-in cooler/freezer combo was recently placed adjacent to the Bostwick Lake Inn kitchen. “We are polishing a jewel,” says Greg Gilmore, CEO of the Gilmore Collection, when speaking about the soon-to-be reopened Bostwick Lake Inn. Squire readers will recall the [...]

Rockford Brewing Company promises to be worth the wait

April 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Standing behind an imaginary main floor glass window that will soon reveal the gleaming stainless steel workings of Rockford Brewing Company’s “Brew House” are brewery partners (L to R) Jeff Sheehan, Brien Dews, and Seth Rivard. The devils in the details and each and every day the partners go over a punch list of “to-do’s”. Photo by [...]

West side Rockford riverside trail nears completion

April 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The Bultsma’s, (L to R) son Justin, dad Dave, and son Cody, of Bultsma Construction begin the process of laying deck boards during construction of Phase III of the Rogue River Nature Trail. Photo by CLIFF HILL Over 20 years ago Rockford City planners envisioned a pathway that would provide a beautiful and safe walkable trail (for children and [...]

Local meteorologist’s crystal ball foggy this past winter

April 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Graphic by MELANIE RAGSDALE With the past 2011-12 winter season being one for the record books now might be a good time to poke a little good-natured fun at local West Michigan meteorologists! If anything at all was learned during this, the second warmest winter on record, it’s that the predictions/forecasts of season long weather are pure folly. [...]

Squire visits shoe factory in San Antonio, Texas

March 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Squire reporters Cliff and Nancy Hill, holding copies of Rockford’s hometown newspaper, stand alongside Mary Diosdado, one of the original SAS shoemakers. With 36 years of prideful handcrafting of SAS shoes, Mary is now daily ensconced in a seat of honor in the company’s General Store/shoe outlet, where she demonstrates her skill in hand-sewing [...]
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