Downtown Rockford

Professional, juried art show to be held September 12

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Enjoy the sights Visit Stacy Niedzwiecki, Rockford photographer, at Art in the Park on Saturday, September 12 at Rockford’s Art tn the Park at Garden Club Park (behind Arnie’s) in downtown Rockford from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Multi-media artworks—sculpture, jewelry, weaving and no crafts—will be available for viewing or [...]

Reading Festival promises fun Saturday

August 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

THE THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO AS MAYOR—Include dressing silly to promote the town’s newest festival, Reading Rocks in Rockford. Mayor Chi Chi Rogers reads with Rockford Rotary president Ramona Hinton. As part of Hinton’s presidency, she came up with this new festival to promote literacy in an active, hands-on way. Rockford is a town of many talents and a town of many [...]

Open mic brings more music to downtown

August 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

Newly-renovated Garden Club Park has seen more music and free entertainment this summer with Open Mic Wednesdays. Individuals have been invited to show off their talent in song on the stage, located on the banks of the Rogue River on Wednesdays. “This is another way to make use of the stage and setting,” said City Manager Michael Young. Young joined in the show [...]

Festival kicks off Youth Initiative fundraising, draws 1,200

August 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

SOME LIKE IT HOT—Judges for the first salsa contest in downtown Rockford were radio personality Andy Rent, Reds Chef Glen Forgie, City Manager Michael Young, Rockford Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Shibler, and On the Town’s Joanne Bailey-Voorsma. The first Heirloom tomato festival drew crowds and helped pack downtown Rockford on Saturday, August 22. In the [...]

Festival to have mouths watering

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

You might as well change Rockford’s name to Festival Town. With a new event taking place this weekend, Rockford has dozens of summertime events to enjoy. On Saturday, August 22, 2009, Reds on the River in Rockford will be sponsoring the First Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival on the banks of the Rogue River as a way to introduce and expand upon the incredible attributes [...]
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