Size counts: new law too short

The American people are incensed about the length of the new health care law. It is much too short, a piker: only about 2,000 pages. This compares unfavorably with the U.S. Income Tax code at 16,000 (or 18,000 or 23,000; depends on who you ask). “Congress just doesn’t care about health care,” said one radio […]

Olympic gold medalist Shaun White visits Rockford

Rockford’s “Big Jerry” and Shaun White hang out.

Were you present last Saturday afternoon when the “Flying Tomato” Shaun White (pictured on the right) visited the business location of MD Cox Enterprises on Courtland Street across from Herman’s Boy? Thousands of people showed up for a chance to photograph or possibly score an autograph of the gold medal winner of the 2010 Winter […]

Food, Family, Fun — March 25, 2010

FFF-Equest

Hush Puppies kicks off shoe design contest  Hush Puppies, the originator of the first suede casual shoe, is sponsoring a shoe design contest on their website at www.hushpuppies.com in partnership with www.runwayonmonroe.com. Official rules of the contest and information about entries are outlined on the Hush Puppies website. Contest entries can be by drawn by […]

Rockford students featured in Cinderella ballet production

Lauren Hyink, Kathleen Bomer, and Katerina Rozelle in costume.

  The West Michigan Youth Ballet is gearing up for their spring performance of the ballet Cinderella – a favorite ballet for all ages. Three Rockford students are part of the ballet company, and they invite their friends, teachers and school mates come and see them perform this Saturday. In the title role during the […]

Cedar Springs theater group to perform ‘The Miracle Worker’

Anna Johnson as Annie Sullivan along with Laura Johnson as Kate Keller struggle to control an angry Helen Keller, played by Ellie Awad.

The Cedar Springs Community Players will present the award winning play “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson on March 25, 26 and 27 at the Kent Theatre at 7:30 p.m. each evening. “The Miracle Worker” is the true story of Helen Keller, who was born a healthy child, only to be stricken at age 19 […]