Florentine’s changes name to establish identity

Dan and David Uccello are co-owners of Florentine Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar in Belmont, which is now shortened to Flo's Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar.

Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar new moniker There will be a shorter name for a locally owned family restaurant and sports bar. Florentine’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar will now be Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar. “To the Uccello family, high-quality service and food is everything,” said Dan Uccello, who, along with brother […]

ERMS recognized as ‘No Place for Hate’

by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools Spurred by the work of the Rockford Public Schools anti-bullying committee, East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) began the 2011-12 school year seeking to become a “No Place for Hate” school. No Place for Hate is an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which provides […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

In pursuit of trivia All my life I’ve been pursuing trivia. The guy who invented the game must have had someone like me in mind. For my recent birthday, I got the most fascinating book of odd facts I never knew. (Thanks, Mel!) Its title: “I Never Knew That!” Did you know (I didn’t) about […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Myths involving Social Security Last week, two significant developments occurred that affect Rockford residents. First, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Preliminary Assessment Recommendation for the Wolverine Worldwide former tannery site downtown. The report concluded that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Wolverine Worldwide (WWW) can work together on “further site investigation […]

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