Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

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by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society A major goal of the Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) is to preserve the history of our Rockford area and to make it available to people of all ages. One very important way of presenting our history is by collecting all kinds of material and then displaying […]

Great Northern Trading Company offers discount for donation to NKCS

Barb Stein, center, and her staff at Great Northern Trading Company are hoping shoppers will take advantage of their holiday promotion to help families of the North Kent Community Services. A donation of cash, non-perishable food item or children’s new clothing will be rewarded with 20 percent off your entire purchase October 29 through November 6.

Need is greater than ever by BETH ALTENA For the third year in a row one of Rockford’s oldest businesses is asking shoppers to give a little and get something great back—a discount on their total order but more importantly knowing they are making a difference to a child and family struggling this year. Starting […]

Stein re-elected chair of MRA board

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Barb Stein, owner-operator of Great Northern Trading Co. in Rockford, has been re-elected chair of the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) Board of Directors for a second one-year term. Stein opened Great Northern Trading Co, a specialty gifts and home décor store, in 1977. She has been a member of the MRA board since 2001. MRA, […]

A Taste of Rockford to be nine times bigger than last year

This group of artists includes nearly all of the 29 who jumped on board the ArtCapsule contest’s first year.

Grand finale of ArtCapsule this Saturday—all over town  For those who enjoyed generous and delicious samples of Rockford restaurants last year, prepare to multiply your experience by nine. A Taste of Rockford will now take place inside or in front of nine local eateries rather than in one location. A Taste of Rockford, live music […]

Pioneer journal tells tales of settlers to Sparta

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Book signing this Saturday at Great Northern Trading Co. The real diary of early pioneers who homesteaded in the wilds of Sparta was the basis of a book of historical fiction by author Dean Cumings. With imagination and the factual basis of the diary, Cumings tells the story of the difficulties the area’s first settlers […]