Letters to the Editor – September 3, 2009

A THANK YOU—With a wave of thanks, the Frenz Coffee House family—(l–r) Michele, Shea and Rich Zeck—express their heart-felt appreciation to the community for supporting the small Rockford business.

Miracles—you bet they happen! Dear Editor, Last month, Frenz Coffee House came to a crossroads as to whether we would continue to exist. There were forces both seen and unseen that worked to undermine the business and push us toward being another sad statistic in this current economy. Don’t get me wrong, we were 100 […]

McKay signs letter of intent for Rochester

Rockford 2009 graduate Kylie McKay has signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at Rochester College. On Thursday, July 30, McKay and her parents met with Rockford High School Coach Jessica Yonkers and Rochester Coach Joel Shrader to sign this letter of intent. McKay helped the Lady Rams to win the district championship […]

Magic, ice cream part of summer kids’ program

The fourth-grade students at Rockford Public Schools’ (RPS) summer program recently took a bike ride on the White Pine Trail. Their reward was ice cream at Trailside Treats in Belmont. The summer program is held at the RPS administration building. The students go swimming, go on walking and bus field trips, participate in gym, nature, […]

Sen. Jansen, Comcast, volunteers build ramp in Rockford

GOOD WORKS—Making the

First MMAP project completed, providing greater independence for local woman A Kent County woman and her family have greater independence thanks to the Michigan Mobility & Accessibility Partnership (MMAP). A group of dedicated volunteers July 6 constructed a wheelchair-accessible ramp at the home of Lori B. in Rockford, the first of five such scheduled builds […]

Mentors help students in senior year

STRIVE PARTNERSHIP—Rotarians Sue Bodenner, Ramona Hinton and Dave Spencer are pictured with this year's Service Above Self award winner Bonnie King.

Rockford High School students can have a friend and mentor to help reach their graduation goals through a Rockford Rotary program. Rockford Rotary’s STRIVE program matches seniors with citizens of the community who work together to help the high school students meet their graduation goals. A recognition dinner for the students and their mentors was […]