Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — February 18, 2010

  Pandering Grief reigns at the National Zoo. Tai Shah, the cute panda born there almost five years ago, has been repossessed by China. Only about a dozen giant pandas live in U.S. zoos, but China has a bunch of them. Did anyone think of offering to swap the Chinese government a couple of buffalos? […]

Splash a record-breaker on all counts

Couples winners Jenny Frasco and Jody Jernigan with “All That Jazz.”

The skit with the granny who tottered—walker and all—into the Rogue only to be rescued by the Rockford Fire Department stole the show and the first place group win in this year’s Sweetheart Splash. They knocked Rockford Quick Lube out of the winner’s circle despite their elaborate circus skit.   Seventy-nine jumpers in all went […]

Rams commit to colleges for football

Paul Mudget, Taylor Masiewicz and Joe Stefanski sign letters of intent to play football for the school of their choice.

Paul Mudget, Taylor Masiewicz and Joe Stefanski sign letters of intent to play football for the school of their choice. Three Rockford football players sealed their fate as far as their choice of college on the first day possible when they signed their letters of intent on Wednesday, February 3, in the Ram Den at […]

Tammy Newman poses with her daughter Tiffany Hill while photographer Dusty Brown was in Gumballs & Overalls for a children’s photo shoot.

chandler_haiti

Chandler Woods Academy students have been collecting blankets, food and medical supplies for the earthquake victims in Haiti. The students packed a dozen boxes of supplies and load them into a moving truck donated by Two Men and a Truck. After the students helped pack the boxes and load the truck, Two Men and a […]

Gumballs & Overalls offers one more reason to visit

Photographer Dusty Brown poses Riley, 8, Colin, 6, and Julia, 4, Belcher of Belmont in the “studio” at Gumballs & Overalls Thursday, February 11. Offering the photo shoots in the store gives parents another reason to stop in.

Open six months, the consignment boutique builds client base “I’m really careful about pricing, and really careful about product,” said Tammy Newman, owner of Gumballs & Overalls, a children’s store consignment boutique located at 120 Courtland in downtown Rockford. Newman opened the doors of her business six months ago, and said that business has been […]