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Reenactors rough it out through rainy weekend

September 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

  The 24th annual Grand Rogue Military Encampment has been cancelled in the past due to extreme flooding, but this year’s event was a little soggy due to rain showers. A historic bonanza of knowledge and authentic clothes and equipment showed visitors what life was like before electricity, both in military reenactment and family settings. The event takes place each [...]

Youngsters find first geocache at Squire

September 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

On a beautiful afternoon on Friday, August 6, Logan Lovall, 8, and sister Ava, 4, found their first-ever geocache at the Rockford Squire newspaper. Free since 1871 is the name of the cache and refers to the age of the business and that we are a free publication. The geocache is free, too. Ava is putting in a coin and taking out a pretty ring. Our cache is small, the size [...]

Samples, music, games this Saturday

August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Second annual Heirloom Tomato Festival will have plenty to eat, see, do “This is going to be one absolute blast of a festival,” said organizer Meredith Gremel of this Saturday’s second annual Heirloom Tomato Festival held at Reds on the River from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Businesses throughout downtown are coordinating special pricing and giveaways to go with the ‘Show [...]

Children learn up close with zoo animals at Krause

July 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Colleen LaBeau and her little friends packed Krause Memorial Library on Monday, June 28 as over 200 fascinated youngsters showed up for visiting animals from John Ball Zoo. Children were able to learn about the animals—ears, not legs make the difference between snakes and skinks—and were even allowed to pet a blue-tongued skink after the presentation. In addition to a [...]

Annual Kid’s Bike Parade set for Fourth of July

July 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Looking for some good old-fashioned fun this Fourth of July? Then head into downtown Rockford for the second annual Fourth of July Kid’s Bike Parade, starting at 2 p.m. from the South Squires Towers parking lot (east of the White Pine Trail). Parade participants should gather at 1:30 p.m. to line up. The parade will wind through Squires Street Square with the [...]
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