Downtown Rockford

What do you like to do to celebrate Memorial Day weekend?

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Three kind young people and two friendly dogs were open to sharing with our readers what they planned for this past Memorial Day weekend. Skylar Red Bow, 17, Brooke Smoes, 17, and Trevor Garlock, 15, all of Rockford, were enjoying downtown Rockford, hanging out on a bench by the dam. Skylar and Brooke said they would both watch the band in the Memorial Day Parade. Seniors [...]

Ceremony, open houses to kick off holiday season

November 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

Photos by TOM SCOTT It is easy to recapture the magic of Christmases past when there is a perfect setting for it. Downtown Rockford—with its signature Currier and Ives beauty, friendly atmosphere and twinkling lights and red ribbons—is ready for another holiday season. There are plenty of activities planned for a kinder, more personal way to celebrate this special [...]

Park plans expand to bring Rockford a dog festival

July 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Happy Hounds in downtown may become an annual dog-centered festival if dog park planners are able to pull it off. Organizer Tom VanderSloot described his vision during an evening planning session held at the Rockford Public Schools Administration Building Thursday, June 30. VanderSloot would like to see a Relay for Life-type event at the track field of [...]
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