February 2 2012

Business leaders recognized at Chamber dinner

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Keynote speaker describes huge growth opportunities in store for Rockford Jeanne Gregory, executive Director of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, presents the Business of Distinction Award in Community Service to Beth Altena, Editor of the Rockford Squire newspaper. Photos by TOM SCOTT The cost of the “Taste of Rockford” buffet at the annual Rockford Chamber of [...]

Rockford businesses partner in anti-bullying campaign

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Call it what you want—it comes down to being nice! Kim Smith of Kimberly’s Boutique, Be Nice organizer Kristen Bloem and Candy Lancioni of Aunt Candy’s Toy Company are excited to bring the Be Nice campaign to Rockford. During the month of February, Rockford local businesses will be partnering with the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan (MHF) to spread the [...]

Local talent on tap for upcoming Sinatra concert

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Members of the Rockford Community Childrens Choir practice with Sounds of Sinatra’s Mark Randisi. Randisi and his big band with play at the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium supported by the local talent of the Children’s Choir, the High School Jazz Band and more. Proceeds from the concert support the new Rockford Area Museum. See more information about the [...]

We are all part of the history of Rockford

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL With your help, coming soon to a courthouse near you – the new home of the Rockford Area Museum. Photo by CLIFF HILL History is a living thing. It’s not only about the past, history is being made today and it will continue being made tomorrow and into the future. You may think history is boring and you may well have hated it in school but [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

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by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill My writing this week will be devoted mostly to sharing some information about the history of the Rockford area. I call this a “Did YouKnow” column. Did you know: • Smith Laphams’ daughter, Amy Ann, was Rockford’s first school teacher. • Fremont Street was named after [...]
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