Ric’s offers family fun, food at holiday event

HAMMING IT UP—Maddie, 10, and Matthew, 6, Twyman enjoyed every bit of the honey glazed ham samples they tried. “He just put it in his mouth and it was gone,” Maddie said of her brother’s sample.

Brickner said customers and vendors alike enjoy the open houses. Carriage rides outside enhanced the holiday atmosphere as did Santa and his elves indoors. Kids and adults crowded the karaoke machine and nobody should have left hungry. “These aren’t just little finger-food samples,” Brickner noted, pointing out the taste treats ranged from roast beef and […]

Weather icon joins Squire team

Meteorologist Craig James, new Squire columnist Craig James to share thoughts in column At the Squire we take pride in being a source of more Rockford news than any other publication in the world. Now the team here offer another exclusive feature treat for our readers. Meteorologist Craig James has agreed to share his thoughts […]

Rockford officers brighten the holidays for kids

SHOPPING WITH HEROES—Someone trademarked Shop With a Cop, so this annual outing needs a new name (Shop With Our Cops?). Rockford Police took youngsters on a special shopping spree at the Rockford Meijer Sunday, December 6. After filling carts with necessities such as socks and mittens, children were able to pick out a toy of their choice.

“Especially with the officers in uniform, the kids can sometimes be a little afraid of their officer,” she said. In addition to helping a family which may be struggling financially this year, building public relations is part of the purpose. “We hope the children remember this positive experience with a police officer,” said police volunteer […]

Rockford Santa Parade

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                            With smiles that never left their faces, Valley View first-graders Anna Hill and Kennedy Nezweck ride the Daisy Troop #3725 float in Rockford’s Annual Santa Parade.

Picture perfect weather, crowds welcome Santa

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