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 […]

Tax assessors hang up ‘Gone Fishing’ sign

With Arnie’s Bakery Café in the background, Glenn Blackwood of Rockford’s Great Lakes Fly Fishing Co. gives fly-fishing pointers to a rapt audience composed of members of the Kent County Assessors Association.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last Friday afternoon found the Kent County Assessors Association (KCAA) in Rockford holding their annual summer picnic. They hung up their taxman hats to enjoy an afternoon of food catered by Dam Dogs and Arnie’s Bakery Café (desserts) along with an expert fly-fishing demonstration.   Jeannie Kolenda, an appraiser in […]

Dam Dogs moves ‘back home to the trail’

LUNCH AND DESSERT—The Dam Dogs and Custard by the Dam owners Frank and Jennifer Kramarz are moving Dam Dogs back to Squires Street in early May.

Dam Dogs moves ‘back home to the trail’  Two popular Rockford eateries, now under the same ownership, will soon be neighbors—again. Dam Dogs, after a couple of years around the corner on Bridge Street, is moving back to a trail side location at 25 Squires Street, right next to Custard by the Dam. Both businesses […]