February 25 2010

Classifieds — February 25, 2010

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HELP WANTED HOMEMAKER TO MONEYMAKER. Thinking of a change? Highly selective Real Estate company seeks career-minded individuals. Must be willing to work hard and be trained. Call Lew Boersma, Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt/Rockford Office, (616) 866-4434.      b08 ______________________ Now hiring: seeking an experienced production supervisor. 1st and/or 3rd shift available. Competitive wages, full benefits, growing company. Accepting resumes at Northern Lights, 157 W. Beech St., Cedar Springs, MI 49319. No calls please.      b09cp ______________________ Telemarketing—Cedar Springs company looking for highly motivated person to set appointments during business hours. Commercial and industrial. Leads provided. Part-time. Experienced only. (616) 696-4000. EOE.      b08 ______________________ Immediate Needs—Rockford and surrounding areas. Full- and part-time available. Call for immediate interview: ComForcare Home Health (616) 285-7000. www.comforcare.com.      b09 ______________________ FOR SALE Whirlpool washer and dryer, very good condition, $80/pair. Hooker armoire entertainment center, excellent condition, $400. (616) 863-0175.      f08 ______________________ ANTIQUES REDUCED! Antique Victorian desk, 5 ft. tall, 4-1/2 ft. wide and 2-1/2 ft. deep, $675. Call (616) 866-1478 and leave a message.      ftfn ______________________ FOR RENT Elk Rapids, Birch Lake—two-bedroom  cottage. Linens furnished, sleeps six, screen porch, deck, row boat, all-sports lake, $1,200 weekly. (248) 627-4733.      p08 ______________________   Lake Bella Vista apartment—2-bedroom, air, garage, free lake access, seniors welcome. No pets, no smoking. $550/month plus utilities. (616) 874-7871.      b09 ______________________   Cowden Lake—three-bedroom lakefront home. Beautiful beach and view. $700/month. Non-smoking, security deposit, credit and reference check. Please call (231) 354-6680.      p08cp ______________________   Daytona Beach ocean front condo available from April 2 to April 9. One bedroom sleeps four, kitchenette and deck included. $500. Call (616) 866-9917.        p10 ______________________ PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act and the Michigan Civil Rights Act which collectively make it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age or marital status, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To […]

Education Blackboard — February 25, 2010

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SCHOOL BEAT RPS to utilize SchoolMessenger, another form of communication by DOUG  VANDERJAGT, Principal Rockford Freshman Center Starting in March, Rockford Public Schools (RPS) has signed on with SchoolMessenger, a California-based company that provides notification services for emergency broadcasts, parental outreach and student attendance communications for K-12 education. The system is programmed to call the primary phone number of parents for a variety of reasons that impact the safety of your students. SchoolMessenger will be used to complement our emergency preparedness procedures and to inform parents of upcoming school events such as statewide testing and parent meetings. After evaluating several notification solutions, we selected SchoolMessenger because it offers a real value to the district and is proven to measurably impact student safety, parental involvement, staff communications and student attendance. With the use of bond dollars, RPS was able to purchase this hardware, which in turn will increase communication without additional personnel. Look and listen for more information from your child’s school on this exciting new tool for improving communication. This system will not replace current modes of school communication. Principals are still accessible for live visits and we will still send home paper-based memoranda. Acquisition of the SchoolMessenger system is intended to reinforce the district’s commitment to remain personally connected to parents.

What’s Cookin’ — February 25, 2010

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Pineapple Epiphany by JEANNE BRIGGS You will not believe what an experience I had in a small store with a jar of pineapple chunks in a spicy syrup. That really got me thinking about what I could do with pineapple, and voila… here’s the result. First of all, it’s not a pine or an apple, and it’s not native to Hawaii. Now that being said, it’s sooo delicious and goes well with almost everything from soup to salad to best of all, the main course—and let’s not forget dessert. I’m already salivating over these recipes. Let’s get started to something “delicious.” Pineapple Gazpacho 1/2 cup coarsely chopped yellow bell pepper 1/4 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 1/8 teaspoon each: salt and pepper 1 pineapple, cored, peeled, cut into chunks 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, quartered 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/4 cup finely diced, seeded, peeled cucumber 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper 1/4 cup finely diced green bell pepper 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Plain yogurt Place the first 9 ingredients into a blender or food processor; process until minced. Pour into a bowl; stir in sugar. Cover and chill. Spoon soup into bowls. Combine diced remaining ingredients, tossing gently. Top each serving with 3 tablespoons cucumber mixture. Top each serving with a dollop of yogurt. Serves 4. Pineapple Pickles (This is what got me started!) 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks 3/4 cup cider vinegar 1 cup sugar 6 whole allspice berries 3 whole cloves 1 (3-inch) stick cinnamon Dash of salt 1 drop yellow food coloring Drain pineapple, reserving 3/4 cup syrup. Put syrup and all other ingredients, except pineapple and food coloring, into a saucepan. Cook uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add the food coloring. Cool and pour over pineapple. Leave the spices in the syrup. Put into a canning jar, cover tightly, and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Serve ice cold. “This is so incredible for a condiment—your friends/family will devour them.” Broiled Chicken with Fresh Pineapple-Fennel Salsa 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed 1/2 teaspoon salt /4 teaspoon black pepper 4 chicken breast halves, skin removed 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons honey […]

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