‘Taste of Ric’s’ this Thursday

DONATING TO THOSE IN NEED—Dave Brickner, Ric’s Food Center store manager (right) with volunteers from Lean On Me outreach center and a day’s worth of donations. The store gives daily to Lean on Me and has done since day one. This is just one example of Ric’s community involvment.

Event one of many community efforts “If you leave here hungry, that’s your fault,” said Ric’s Food Center Store Director David Brickner. Brickner is excited to offer another “Taste of Ric’s” event, free and open to the public this Thursday, December 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the store, 6767 Belding Road. Several dozen […]

‘Waterdance’ coming to dam

Sculptor Steve Anderson stands before a nearly completed stainless steel rainbow trout, soon to be leaping from the Rogue River.

      by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The greater Rockford community is blessed with a multitude of accomplished artisans, many of whom participated in this year’s ArtPrize competition. Local artist Steve Anderson of Anderson’s Metal Sculpture may have contemplated entering the prestigious competition but found himself engrossed in the creative design and layout of […]

Rockford youths arrested in drug sting

The Rockford Police Department arrested 15 local teenagers today completing a four month investigation into drug use and vandalism in local parks. Chief Dave Jones reported that an undercover officer has been working in the area parks, particularly the areas surrounding Richardson Sowerby Park, located beneath the 10 Mile bridge. The undercover officer was able […]

Judge rules no on Family Fare complex

‘I doubt they are going to appeal’ Circuit Judge Dennis Leiber ruled against Boulder Crossings, LLC, in the company’s lawsuit against Plainfield Township. Boulder Creek’s attorney had maintained that the township was violating the company’s right to develop their property and that the zoning was “taking without compensation.” They sought an injunction against township interference […]

Students pile in pennies for Pakistani school

PEACE PENNIES—Students from Valley View Elementary bringing in their pennies for the Pennies for Peace program.

Some of the younger ones couldn’t even say the word Pakistan, but that didn’t stop them from gathering up pennies in a fundraiser to help students in another country. The Rockford Rotary fall reading Festival was a kick-off for Pennies for Peace, a district-wide collection of change to help fund schools in Pakistan. Now, nearing […]