Grattan Academy Blood Drive 2

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Grattan Academy High School students Tyler Arnold, Kelly Woods, and Barbee Ryan provide snacks during an American Red Cross Blood Drive hosted by the school on Wednesday, April 1.  In addition to purchased snacks and drinks, the Middle/High School Student Council members also offered donors a selection of home baked cookies.

Finding ways to get closer to food

THOUGHTFUL—Sue Osgood shows off a spread her magazine did on Herman’s Boy. She explores ways people are finding to enjoy local, hand-produced goods and foods.

by BETH ALTENA Before the Civil War, people either grew their own food or knew the farmer who grew it for them. Now the source of our daily meals is such a mystery children are often clueless about how their dinner came to be. Unfortunately, adults are just as unaware as where our groceries come […]

Murphy’s Law turned upside down

PET PROJECT—Rockford High School teacher Ryan Whitmore is pictured….(what’s he doing?)

Turns out maybe “Murphy’s Law” isn’t such a bad thing after all. After a high school industrial arts class and a new local animal and pet assistance group came together, they’re changing the way people might think about the old rule of bad luck. Rockford High School Industrial Arts teacher Ryan Whitmore needed a project. […]

Chamber hosts 14th annual Community Golf Outing

The 14th annual Community Golf Outing, presented by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce is Monday, May 4 at Blythefield Country Club. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, golf cart, hole events, box lunch, strolling dinner and awards. Proceeds support several community and […]

Community Recognition Award nominees sought

The Rockford Area Community Endowment is accepting nominations for its annual Community Recognition Award. The Community Recognition Award is given to an individual or community organization that has achieved significant accomplishment in their lifetime through career, community or personal success. Nominees must be or have been a resident of the Rockford Public School District. Desirable […]