State names Belmont man ‘Rails-to-Trails’ champion

73rd District State Representative Pete MacGregor presents Dave Heyboer, Chairman of the Friends of the White Pine Trail with a Michigan State Tribute honoring Dave for his unselfish devotion to all things Fred Meijer White Pine Trail. This evening was very special for Dave and he couldn’t help himself while grinning from ear-to-ear.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last week Thursday evening, the highlight of the monthly Friends of the White Pine Trail meeting at the Rockford Community Cabin was to be a flat bicycle tire repair presentation by Dave Heyboer, Chairman of the 500 member Trail advocacy group. Unbeknownst to Heyboer, he was about to be upstaged […]

Weathermen throw 2012 Resolution Walk a curve ball

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Falling all over each other, in hoping to usher in the New Year with a “sky-is-falling” weather forecast, the weather teams of West Michigan’s TV news outlets forecast a dire New Year’s Day. In forecasting an “over-the-top” winter blast to arrive New Year’s Day morning the intrepid meteorologists had cast […]

Local business sponsors holiday program that gives back to community

Reds on the River partners with area nonprofits with gifts ‘that keep on giving’  When the hustle and bustle of the holidays has passed and families turn their attention to the New Year, one local company will deliver gifts “that keep on giving” through six local charities. Reds on the River in Rockford has partnered […]

Comcast employees volunteer to clean up White Pine Trail

Chris McGraw, of Comcast, was recognized by State Representative Peter MacGregor, who is pictured with Friends of the White Pine Trail Chairman Dave Heyboer. Annually Comcast employees volunteer their time to a White Pine Trail clean up day. Photo by Karen Salyer of Karen J. Photography.

‘Friends’ to host 10th annual Resolution Walk

Last year’s Resolution Walkers—as far as the eye can see, all with smiling 	Squire file photo

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL This New Year’s Day morning, plan on joining hundreds of Fred Meijer White Pine Trail users as they step into 2011 for a brisk four-mile walk. Hosted by the Friends of the White Pine Trail, this popular New Year’s Day tradition will mark its 10th year. The annual Resolution Walk […]