Winterfest celebrates Michigan’s outdoors

Evan Karel talks about his birchbark canoe and the Ojibwe language.

Public invited for a day of family fun The Izaak Walton League of America (the “Ikes”) has had another busy year with many activities at the local Dwight Lydell chapter. The nonprofit conservation club has stayed active in environmental issues at the state and local levels, following their interests in water quality, energy, fishing, hunting, […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher — December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!   Seems to me that the beginning of spring is a logical time to start a year. Green is a hopeful color but January has no agricultural significance. On the other hand, our New Year observance day occurs close to the winter solstice when we begin to notice a few more minutes […]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — December 30, 2010

Consider 10 items before 2011 Leave it to the Internal Revenue Service to assume the role of the “Grinch who stole Christmas” one more time. They announced last Thursday that due to late changes made by Congress, the IRS will require some extra time to revise their processing software. The extra time means that approximately […]

BIRTHDAYS — January 1–7, 2011

1st Georgia Beardsley, EJ Boss, Darleene Crysler, Lana Hackbardt, Emily Sagraves 2nd Vivian Anderson,  Neil Blakeslee, Jane Bogart, Tyler Didion 3rd Roger Mawby Jr., Amy Williams  5th Gary Cavner,, Greg Eckert, Kelly Orr, Aaron Sagraves 6th Karen Jean Alkema, Polly Bomers, Zack Palmer  7th Marge Noordyke, Lindsay Pranger

ROCKFORD REGISTER — December 30, 2010

Saturday, January 1 Annual Kent County Christmas Bird Count—hosted by the Grand Rapids Audubon Club. Birders of all skill levels are invited to participate. For details, please visit For inquiries, contact Ranger Steve at or by calling (616) 696-1753. Monday, January 3 Blood Drive—noon to 7 p.m. at Rockford Area Donor Site, Community […]