Chandler offers readers Partridge in a Pear Tree for holidays

Chandler Woods Charter Academy shares this holiday vision with readers of The Rockford Squire. It is the school's version of the traditional Partridge in a Pear Tree, second-grade student Ralph Partridge. Partridge climbed up into the branches of this tree, which is in fact a real pear tree, to provide the photo op. "The pears were left over from the lunch program to give an added effect," noted Kim Bryant, admissions representative at Chandler.

Guns, cash taken in multiple homes invasions

The Rockford Police Department reminds homeowners to keep homes and garages securely locked and valuables safely stored after three daytime home invasions occurred Thursday, Dec. 8. The incidents occurred in the 5100 block of Egypt Valley NE, the 10800 block of 3 Mile Road NE, and the 6600 block of Blakely Drive NE. Each home […]

Lincoln never takes a bad pic

The Rockford Squire readers sent in this fun photograph for us to publish. Lincoln is indeed becoming a photo destination from his year-round location behind the Promenade in downtown Rockford.

Rockford donors save potential 1,698 lives

Seventy-one people signed in at the Michigan Blood drive on December 5 at the Rockford Community Cabin and donated 51 units of blood, potentially saving 153 lives. Melissa Meitz, donor relations specialists, said she believes Rockford residents have every reason to be proud of their donations in 2011. This year at blood drives held by […]

Rademacher launches second book of stories

Long-time columnist for The Grand Rapids Press lauded for reminding readers of ‘the love, hope and humor in our own lives’  Nationally acclaimed newspaper columnist Tom Rademacher of Rockford has launched a second book of stories culled from the thousands he authored during his 30-plus years for The Grand Rapids Press. Entitled “Knocking At Your […]