February 24 2011

RPS invited residents to pick a plot and garden

February 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Community Gardens to grow in two locations by BETH ALTENA If you don’t have a spot for a plot on your lot, your site isn’t sunny or you just have a bad case of black thumb, Rockford Public Schools (RPS) has just the fix. RPS unveiled last week plans for two community gardens, open to individuals, businesses or groups, complete with help from multiple master gardeners. [...]

Tenth annual Examples unveiling to be held

February 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA “I can’t believe it’s been ten years,” said Rockford photographer Dan Davison of Douglas Photography. Davison brought the Examples in Excellence program to Rockford Public Schools (RPS) a decade ago. In the years since RPS, Davison and The Rockford Squire newspaper have been working together to recognize a very special group of students. Families [...]

Snow fun in Rockford

February 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Kara Przybylski (left), 12, and friend Audrey Best (right), 11, of Rockford don’t mind the snowstorm in Rockford in February. They built this fort during a snow day after the blizzard of 2011. Photo by KIM [...]

City plaque honors ‘Water Dance’ sculptor

February 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Recently the City of Rockford installed a plaque recognizing Steve Anderson of Anderson’s Metal Sculpture. Squire readers will recall last May’s installation of the beautiful stainless steel “Water Dance” sculpture on the face of the Rockford Dam. photo by CLIFF HILL Located above the three-fish sculpture, the plaque honors the sculptor for [...]
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