Concert to benefit RHS Youth Initiative

On Friday, Jan. 29, Vertigo Music in Grand Rapids will be hosting a benefit concert for Rockford High School’s Youth Initiative. Live bands will be playing from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and the cost is $5 at the door. All proceeds will go toward Youth Initiative’s Habitat for Humanity home. This student group has been […]

Reserve for spring plant sale

The Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon will host the Gillette Nature Association’s annual spring native plant sale on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-orders are now being accepted. Due to the overwhelming demand for spring woodland wildflowers such as white trillium, the Gillette Nature […]

Rockford Chamber of Commerce 2010 Scholarship information available

Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) Scholarship packets are now available at the Rockford High School counseling offices or you may download the application and appropriate information from the RCC website at Applicants must be a high school graduate of the 2009-2010 school year and live and attend public or private high school within Algoma, […]

School Beat — January 14, 2010

Let’s not forget power of conversation by DAN WARREN, Principal East Rockford Middle School As you may know, Rockford Public Schools (RPS) has an Internet-based school and home communication system called Family Access. This system has streamlined communication with parents throughout the district. Family Access not only allows a parent to view their student’s daily […]

City sparkles during first ice festival


  Breath-taking sunshine complemented a variety of ice sculptures and activities in downtown Rockford on Saturday, January 9, The first annual Ice Festival drew over 7.000 visitors, packing the town. Live ice carving took place from noon to 4 p.m. in front of Reds on the River—the festival’s primary sponsor—and the Carriage House. Sculptures created […]