RPS invited residents to pick a plot and garden


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 […]

Tenth annual Examples unveiling to be held

Families often take pictures following the Examples in Excellence, Rockford Students Making a Difference Ceremony.

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 […]

Snow fun in Rockford

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 PRZYBYLSKI

Who gets to untangle those?

Mike Bouwkamp of Rockford’s Department of Public Services is near the end of the long job of taking down Rockford’s Christmas lights. He is pictured on Thursday, February 17.

City plaque honors ‘Water Dance’ sculptor


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. Located above the three-fish sculpture, the plaque honors the sculptor for his work […]