Taste of Ric’s anniversary extravaganza this Saturday

Kids enjoy the Taste of Ric’s events as well as adults.

Over 30 vendors to offer samples, savings by BETH ALTENA “This is our chance to showcase what we are capable of,” said Ric’s Food Center Store Director David Brickner. He refers to the winter Taste of Ric’s to be held this Saturday, December 4, from noon to 4 p.m. at Ric’s, 6767 Belding Road. The […]

Here comes Santa Claus—in 67th annual parade

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The jolly old elf himself will be waving to crowds this Saturday, November 4 during the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s 67th annual Santa Parade beginning at 11 a.m. From noon to 2 p.m. visit Santa, enjoy free milk and cookies and participate in fun activities at the Rotary Pavilion located at the corner of Squire […]

Over 500 years of tannery experience in visit

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Numbers add up in commute, too A group of former Wolverine World Wide tannery workers gathered back in Rockford during the final days of the demolition of their old workplace. Enjoying a midday meal at Sam’s Joint on Monday, Nov. 22, the group ranged from as few as 20 years in the tannery up to […]

Hardware comes up aces with storewide sale

Pete’s angels—Ready to help customers are General Manager Angela Mead, Inventory Coordinator Katie Buick and Supervisor Jenn Rich.

There were over 200 customers in the first hour of Rockford Ace Hardware’s storewide sale last Tuesday, November 23. According to Inventory Coordinator Katie Buick, the Edenpure heaters on hand were gone in the first minute. “I love this sale, it’s my favorite,” Buick said. An employee at Ace for four-and-a-half years, Buick said she likes the excitement […]

Grand Valley, Mary Free Bed announce Wounded Warriors project

Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with traumatic brain injuries can receive free, comprehensive rehabilitation in Grand Rapids through a program funded by the Department of Defense. Officials from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital discussed details of the Wounded Warriors Traumatic Brain Injury Project (WWTBIP) at a news conference November […]