Downtown Rockford

Advanced Aquariums open in new Main Street location

October 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

See the most unique front desk of any business in Rockford at Advanced Aquariums, 11 N. Main Street, but even the hand made ships bow can’t steal the show from the real stars, more than 50 different kinds of fresh and saltwater fish in dozens of tanks. Heather and John Richardson and son Kevin, 19, stand in their new, nautical/maritime-themed business location at 11 N. [...]

Women enjoy two special days in downtown Rockford

April 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

StayCation offers reasons not to leave town The HEART of Rockford Business Association invites women to grab their girlfriends and head to Rockford for the ultimate StayCation on Friday, April 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thirty downtown Rockford businesses will be offering free samples, prizes, take home gifts, unbeatable deals and [...]

New jewelry store hopes to add to Rockford’s shopping appeal

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

GLITTERY—Kim Danley and her mom Darlene Albertson at Dar’s Germs and Jewelry, new to downtown Rockford. Darlene Albertson hopes holiday shoppers will be drawn to her wares and continue to visit after the traditional season of giving. Dar’s Gems and Jewelry opened for business on November 12 at 67 Bridge Street, downtown Rockford. With a motto of “quality at low [...]

Lighting ceremony a family event

November 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

People of all ages will enjoy the Norman Rockwell-like evening of ceremony that marks the holidays in downtown Rockford. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 18 at 6 p.m. to enjoy music, speeches and the “flipping of the switches” that turn on downtown’s holiday lighting. The event takes place by the dam at Peppler Park. Pictured at last year’s event is [...]

Individuals can inspire improvement

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Community effort Andrew Kersting is still rounding up recruits and working to keep the Rogue River clean. This year the crew actually saw a smaller amount of trash in the river south of the dam in downtown Rockford. Kersting asks for help each year and is gratified to see how many people will volunteer their time and jump right in (literally) for their community. Kersting [...]
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