Student donates hair to Locks of Love

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Kaelyn Kramarz, 10, a student at Assumption B.V.M. School, grew her hair out for one-and-a-half years so she could donate it to Locks of Love. She says, “I did this so some child with cancer can have my hair.” Kramarz is so happy to have done this. Her hair was cut by Shandra Scheidel from […]

Art Capsule bigger, better despite rainy weather

Studio D2D’s Dan DeWard created this tribute to Rockford athletes. A young visitor to the studio admires the work.

Jeff Lewis, chair of the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) and the idea guy who came up with Rockford’s Art Capsule event, said more people voted on the 30 local art displays in 2011 than in the first year. “We had a thousand votes, which was more than last year,” Lewis said. This year’s event, […]

Custard caps a grand field trip

Photo by CLIFF HILL

Mrs. Fowle’s second-grade class from Rockford’s Valley View Elementary School has what they described as “the bestest field trip ever!” In one whirlwind day, they toured the Rockford Fire Department, the Rockford Police Department, the Rockford Area Historical Museum, the Little Red School House, and Pioneer Cemetery. The group finished with a picnic in Garden […]