Community Services

Gardeners and graves

August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Garden Club is taking an active advisory role on the renovation of Rockford’s Pioneer Cemetery by the Rockford Lions Club. Pictured (l–r) are Garden Club members Tom Healy, Club President Kathy Healy, Dave Hoovler, and master gardener Nancy Hoovler. On Friday evening, Aug. 19, Rockford Garden Club President Kathy Healy and members master gardener Nancy [...]

Local group to clean litter from Rogue

April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Local citizens are banding together to tackle litter in the Rogue River. The Rogue River Project, founded by Andrew Kersting, and Trout Unlimited, through the Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative project, are working together to conduct a stream cleanup along the Rogue River on April 23, 2011. Garbage along stream banks is not only unsightly, but it also can be harmful to [...]

Biggest sale in West Michigan benefits kids

April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

The 73rd annual White Elephant Sale is taking place on April 29 & 30 at the former Handy Andy at 3460 Plainfield NE.  The sale is the largest fund raiser for YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin put on by the Grand Rapids YMCA Service Club.  Over $2,000,000 has been raised for the Camp through the years. We are always looking for salable items.  Prior to the sale, drop offs are [...]

Many volunteers needed for HCNC management plan

April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Adults, teens, everybody, are you looking for a rewarding volunteer experience? Enthusiastic individuals are needed, who would enjoy volunteering in the great outdoors at Howard Christensen Nature Center (HCNC). Get community service hours for your college resume. Work with friendly naturalists, teach kids about nature, help maintain the trails—whatever your interests, [...]

Supplies needed for upcoming event

April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Residents and business owners are invited to pitch in for an upcoming event which benefits good causes. The Rockford American Legion Post, 330 Rockford Park Drive, will be the site of a Classic Car Show on June 4. In addition to the car show, there will be a BBQ and specialty foods, a chili cook-off, contests, raffle and rock-climbing wall. Organizer Lori Vorpi of Vorpi [...]