January 21 2010

Watch out! There’s a new kop in Rockford

January 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

At first glance, this petite unassuming freckle-faced woman would appear to be just another Rockford resident. Do not be fooled! This one person is well-equipped to arrest the unhealthiest of us lurking in the shadows of poor eating habits and poor food choices. Kelly the Kitchen Kop’s beat is right here in Rockford and she is cleaning up the town by educating us on the hazards of poor eating habits. This “kop” is trying to save us before we commit a serious crime against our body that may have serious long-term consequences. Have you heard the old saying “You are what you eat?” What you eat can lead to not only weight issues but lack of energy, depression, hyperactivity, digestive issues and even infertility among hundreds of other maladies. Who is this food crime fighter and how and why does she do what she does? Kelly the Kitchen Kop is a healthy-cooking, traditional food, vibrant health, busting “politically correct” health and nutrition information blogger at www.kellythekitchenkop.com. The idea came after speaking to a M.O.P.S. group and it was suggested she start a blog to educate the uninformed when it comes to eating healthy. Kelly will admit she is technically challenged, but she has the passion to get information out and into people’s hands any way she can. The “Food Queen,” as she is affectionately called, has had an odd interest in nutrition since 2004, which is when she saw the light and had her “food conversion.” Since then it has been a hot topic that many people have asked her about and sought her advice. People come to her because they know how much research and investigative reading she has done on a wide variety of food and health-related topics. After praying for direction, she decided to follow her passion and start her site, which has exploded. How big has she become? A leading site that measures Web visitor traffic, Alexa, ranks her site close to the top 100,000 websites. What is the big deal? Considering that there are millions of sites on the Web, this is incredible for a meek and mild-mannered mom from Rockford, Mich. Her site provides information, recipes, links to other sites, and much more. A professed politically incorrect person, she […]

Sheriff Stelma offers winter vehicle tips

January 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

“During the extreme cold Michigan has been experiencing recently, there is increased temptation to start your vehicle and go back inside to let it warm up,” said Sheriff Lawrence Stelma. The problem is that crooks may target people who do this. Crooks have been known to “patrol” neighborhoods looking for unoccupied running vehicles. They may work in teams, with one person driving the car and the passenger prepared to jump out when an unattended, running vehicle is spotted. Some thieves target only unlocked cars, but others will break out a window, if necessary. If warming up your car is absolutely necessary, Sheriff Stelma recommends you invest in a remote car starter. These are designed to allow your car to start and warm up without the key, but disable the vehicle if anyone tries to put the car in gear before inserting the key. If a remote car starter is not an option for you and you insist on staying inside your home while your car warms up, Sheriff Stelma recommends you follow these important tips: • Keep a watchful eye on your car from inside the house. • Make sure you have a backup key so you can lock the door to your car. • Don’t keep your “warm up” key on a ring with your house keys. If you do, the thief will also have access to your home. • If you leave your car running in the garage, partially close the garage door. This will still allow the exhaust fumes to escape but serve as a deterrent to the thief. “It is very easy to avoid falling victim to this crime,” said Sheriff Stelma. “By remaining with your vehicle during warm-up, you will deter thieves who are looking for an easy mark.”

Classifieds — January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

HELP WANTED JOB OPENING FOR AN OFFICE SECRETARY /BOOKKEEPER, 30 hrs/wk. Desired qualifications: good human relations, self-structured, strong organizational skills, able to multi-task, take directions, proficiency in clerical/accounting, working proficiency with computer software, especially in MS Office, Quickbooks, databases, and able to learn, adapt and grow with the seasonal and changing needs of the church. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume in person or by mail to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 E. Division Street, Rockford. FOR SALE FIREWOOD—cut 4 ft. long, stacked 8’x5′ high. Provides 25% more wood at $80/cord. Great for outside water heat. Call (616) 437-9050. p03 ______________________ Mixed hardwood. All-nighters, extra long, or the way you want it. Excellent burning. $60 a face cord, delivered. (616) 773-4549. p03cp ______________________ ANTIQUES         REDUCED! Antique Victorian desk, 5 ft. tall, 4-1/2 ft. wide and 2-1/2 ft. deep, $675. Call (616) 866-1478 and leave a message. ftfn ______________________ FOR RENT Lake Bella Vista apartment—2-bedroom, air, garage, free lake access, seniors welcome. No pets, no smoking. $550/month plus utilities. (616) 874-7871. b04 ______________________ 3 Mile/Alpine—two separate offices for $350/month for each, $650 for both. Furnished, free parking. (616) 785-7272. b04 ______________________ 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, 1,800 sq. ft., large porch, 2-car garage, freshly painted. Nature, river-front condo. No pets. (616) 866-9190. p04 ______________________ 3-bedroom house on Cowden Lake, Lakeview schools. $800/month, $500 deposit and two references. (231) 354-6680. p03 ______________________ PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act and the Michigan Civil Rights Act which collectively make it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age or marital status, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To report discrimination, call the Fair Housing Center at (616) 451-2980. The HUD toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. ______________________ CLASSES AND LESSONS Guitar Lessons—Learn guitar […]

Students attend school in pajamas

January 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

Chandler Woods Charter Academy “Young 5’s” fifth-graders can’t think of a better way to kick off the New Year than by coming to school in their slippers and pajamas to read for 2,010 seconds. That’s 33 minutes in the hallways with their favorite book, being comfy and cozy.

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