26th Mary Dayton, Sara Slominski, Linda Sprick 27th Russ Armstrong, Mable Courtwright, Dave Herr, Lorraine Miller, Liz Sanford 28th Ron Gauss, Marjorie Harris, Roger Mawby III, Alyce Northouse 29th Josh Franklin MARCH 1st Cindy Corstange, Michael Moyer, Kristi TenBrink 2nd Joyce Brook, Dutch Ellis, Tammie Laage, Judy Markee, Irene Ware 3rd Natalie Armstrong, Melinda Dodge, Landon Dubey, Ashley Klinger, Evelyn Pensyl 4th Erik Rice, Dennis Stapleton, Patty Thomas, Eric Zeemering
February 24 2011
Owners of the downtown resale boutique Double Take, Steve and Cindy Palmreuter, are taking on a new venture: a rental business. The vision for Rogue River Rentals is one that is very much in tune with what Cindy has dubbed “the Rockford experience.” The Palmreuters have purchased several kayaks so far and plan to launch the new business, Rogue River Rentals LLC, in early spring. “This was a no-brainer with our location being right on the river and the bike trail,” said Palmreuter. Other potential future rentals may include bikes and paddleboats, as well as remote-controlled boats, beach chairs and picnic equipment for enjoying Rockford’s many Garden Park events. “From our special events driven by the Rockford Chamber and the City of Rockford, to our quaint retail businesses, Rockford encapsulates small-town America,” commented Palmreuter. “People come to Rockford for the whole experience… the sights, the sounds, the food, and the casual shopping, just to name a few. People come into Double Take and ask me on any given Saturday, ‘What is there to do in Rockford?’ It really got me thinking. Our goal with the new rental business is to help them experience Rockford to the fullest.” For now, both businesses will share the space within Double Take. “It will be kind of tight, but we’ll make it work,” said Palmreuter of their current location. Updates on the opening date of the new business and other information will be posted on the fan page on Facebook, Rogue River Rentals.
Thanks to Rockford Public Works Department Deaar Editor, As a resident of the city of Rockford, I think I speak on the behalf of all Rockford residents when I say we all appreciate the hard work the Public Works Department employees did during the 2011 blizzard. They did such an excellent job with plowing the streets and removing the snow in such a timely manner, which kept our roads safe. Your hard work is very much appreciated. Ilene, Rockford
Thursday, February 24 Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin., Rockford. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month. Monday, February 28 Babytime—11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills. For babies from birth to 18 months with a caregiver. For more information, call the library at (616) 784-2007. Experience Egypt—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Come play games and make crafts related to all things Egyptian as we dress like a pharaoh, make ourselves mummies, and create a pyramid to celebrate Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicle series first title, “The Red Pyramid.” For more information, call the library at (616) 784-2007. Tuesday, March 1 Pajama Storytime—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. For families who can’t come to the library during the day, this offers an evening of stories and fun. Bring your teddy bear or other snuggly friend; pajamas optional! For children aged 6 and under with a caregiver. For more information, call the library at (616) 784-2007. Mended Hearts Meeting—7 p.m. at Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St., Grand Rapids, room 8815 on eighth floor. This nonprofit support group—affiliated with American Heart Association—offers hope, information and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers through those who have experienced heart disease. For more information, contact Jim Oldfield at (616) 891-9395. Country Music—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks. Wednesday, March 2 Business Counseling—Starting a new business or have questions about your existing business? The Rockford Chamber of Commerce and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) would like to help. SCORE is a nonprofit organization sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is dedicated to helping the small-business community through no-fee mentoring, business counseling and low-cost workshops. A SCORE counselor will be at the Chamber starting at 9 a.m. Please call the Chamber at (616) 866-2000, […]