LETTERS TO THE EDITOR — December 30, 2010

Reader appalled by behavior Dear Editor, I am appalled to think of how high the illiteracy rate must be in the Rockford area. How else to account for the amount of “donations” sitting in the rain and snow in front of the Community Center (this past weekend, December 11-12) despite the sign at the Center […]

A Message for You — December 30, 2010

Celebrate your uniqueness by REV. LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church Rockford  I lug my sticky assortment of cans and bottles to the return center in the grocery store. I’m impatient enough that I look for two return machines side by side. Then I can feed both simultaneously with my 10 cent empties. Things proceed smoothly […]

WMEAC puts Asian carp on menu for Fight ‘em & Fillet ‘em awareness event

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Special event highlights threat of invasive species to Great Lakes The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) and San Chez Bistro put Asian carp on the menu as part of an exclusive culinary event to benefit efforts to keep the notorious invasive species out of the Great Lakes. “Fight ‘em & Fillet ‘em” highlighted efforts […]

School board leaders honored in January

Rockford Public Schools Board of Education members (front row, l–r) Tammy Schollaart, Carol Hillman, Laura Featherston; (back row) Randy Sellhorn, Tim Lewis, Dave Keller and Miles Postema are to be honored at the January 10 Board of Education meeting.

January is School Board Recognition Month, and Rockford Public Schools is joining 552 local and 57 intermediate school districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their untiring dedication to public education. “Michiganders benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 4,000 men and […]

Learn more about Rockford Spanish Immersion on January 13

Program develops cultural appreciation At Rockford Spanish Immersion, students learn the district’s core curriculum through Spanish rather than English. In other words, students are “immersed” into the language and study the same content as other students, but while doing so, naturally learn to read, write and speak in Spanish. There are three main goals of […]