New holiday tradition launched with contest

There are always memories built by families that hold a special place in the heart. Whether it is crafting snowmen, going ice skating or just spending time reminiscing around the Christmas tree, those traditions always hold a spot in the holiday lineup. Heart of Rockford Business Association is starting a new event this year, and […]

Special Olympics basketball tournaments well received

Photo by TOM SCOTT

The Special Olympics State Basketball championships held in Rockford on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20 brought thousands of people to Rockford and may become an annual event. Kimberly Purdy, Public Relations Director, Special Olympics Michigan commented, “The City of Rockford, Rockford Public Schools and the Heart of Rockford Business Association opened their hearts, […]

Rockford embraces Special Olympics Michigan State Basketball Finals

More than 1,000 athletes, coaches, chaperones expected to attend The Special Olympics Michigan 2011 State Basketball Finals will take place March 25-26 at Rockford Public Schools. This two-day competition will draw more than 1,000 athletes, coaches and chaperones from throughout Michigan. Approximately 350 volunteers coordinated by the Grand Rapids Jaycees will also be on hand […]

Harvest Festival ends with smiles, prizes

Costume contest winners stand with their prizes. Judging was very difficult this year.

Aunt Candy of Aunt Candy’s Toy Company was thrilled with the turnout during the last weekend of Harvest Festival, especially the tons of kids in the annual costume contest. Cars lined the streets of Rockford right up past the business district for Saturday’s events, which included free horse-drawn hayrides, a petting zoo, mascots and more. […]

Women enjoy two special days in downtown Rockford

StayCation offers reasons not to leave town The HEART of Rockford Business Association invites women to grab their girlfriends and head to Rockford for the ultimate StayCation on Friday, April 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thirty downtown Rockford businesses will be offering free samples, […]