Two Rockford runners qualify for national race

Taylor Manett qualified  for the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship race. Photo by BRUCE WODDER PHOTORUN.NET

Bos, Manett qualify for nationals at Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest regional Local students Julia Bos and Taylor Manett, both of Rockford, placed in the top 10 at the 33rd annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) Northeast Regional on Saturday, Nov. 26. They will go on with the top 10 boys and the […]

Christmas Taste of Ric’s offers samples, live music, more

Santa will be at Ric’s Saturday, Dec. 3.

Celebrate store’s fourth year serving Rockford by BETH ALTENA Taste the experience of dozens of vendors serving you their very best—all for free Saturday, Dec. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at the annual Christmas Taste of Ric’s event at the local food center at 6767 Belding Road. Store Director David Brickner said the event […]

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Everyone is very excited to welcome Santa to Rockford. The parade winds through the streets of downtown Rockford and is a great showcase for the many businesses and Scouting Troops that truly believe in the magic of Christmas. This year’s parade, on Saturday, Dec. 3, will feature more than 60 entries, sure to entertain, warm hearts and pass out candy. After the parade, be sure to go to the pavilion to visit with Santa. There will be children’s activities and free milk and cookies.

Rockford Preschool grooms future chefs

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Watch out Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray!  by LYNN BEGIN along with CLIFF AND NANCY HILL               The Child Development Lab (CDL) Preschool is a popular and unique 36-week program offered every school year. This well-received preschool is held in a ground floor wing of the Rockford High School […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

GOP mourns Fred Meijer Dear Editor, With our deepest sympathy we extend our thoughts and prayers to the Meijer family following the passing of Fred Meijer. Mr. Meijer cared deeply about our community and he was a generous and thoughtful philanthropist in each and every endeavor he pursued. May God bless the entire Meijer family […]