Former RHS Cheerleaders Compete in National Competition in Orlando

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Four former Rockford High School Cheerleaders competed at the 2009 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Competition at Disney World in Orlando, Florida on January 16, 2009. All four girls are currently cheerleaders for Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The Cheer Team sent in A video of their routines and were ranked 14th […]

Food Stimulus

Mrs. Barton’s fourth-grade class from Meadow Ridge Elementary took time during their Valentine’s party to decorate sugar cookies for families in need of a little “heart.” The residents of Vern Barry Place in downtown Grand Rapids enjoyed being served a spaghetti lunch followed by the beautifully decorated heart-shaped sugar cookies. In the economic times we […]

SowHope Continues to Care for the Most Needy Women of the World

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Western Michigan and beyond It hardly went noticed in the hustle and bustle of activities that surround the international nonprofit charitable organization SowHope, but the growing organization celebrated its third birthday Saturday, January 31. A fast-growing international organization started by women for women in 2006, it is dedicated to inspiring and supporting women around the […]

Polish Tradition is as Close as Your Local Bakery

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Fat Tuesday time for paczki Filled with the traditional prune or with less “Old World” but more popular cherry, raspberry, custard cream cheese or blueberry, paczki is a taste of Poland that has in many ways been Americanized. Bostwick Lake Bakery owner Mike Moyer believes that the popularity of paczki would radically increase if people […]

The Kent Conservation District is Now Accepting Orders for its Spring Seedling Sale

The Kent Conservation District is taking orders for its spring seedling sale through March 31, 2009, for delivery on April 18 and 19, 2009. The funds generated by this sale are used by the Kent Conservation District to provide the county with a wide variety of conservation programs, along with educational and technical assistance to […]