Annual art show offers opportunities for unique works

RRAA-show

The Rogue River Artists Association annual art show is coming right up on Saturday, July 14 at the home of artist Shirley Dean, 9620 Summit Ave., Rockford. Dean, who was accepted this year into Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize event, is just one of many local painters, sculptors, photographers and artists in other mediums who will offer […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Shibler speaker at Golden R reunion  Dr. Michael Shibler, Rockford superintendent of schools, speaks during the Golden R reunion of the class of 1962 held June 30, 2012. He spoke of the accomplishments of the school staff during a time of funding cuts. There were 46 graduates present who graduated prior to 1962, in addition to the new Golden R members of RHS graduating class 1962. At the end of the luncheon, Betty Harris Wonders played the piano while the group sang "God Bless America."

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Several people have contacted me asking if I could do a column about Thor. Because many readers may not know about Thor, let’s ask the following “Nugget of Rockford History” question:  Who was Thor? Contact me at (616) 866-0530 with your answer and also with your Thor […]

Motorcycle ministry event a ride with a cause

ResLife-Riders

They wind through the countryside, effectively threading an imaginary needle with their group. The bikers ride in perfect formation, staggered, yet still taking up less space in a lane than a single car. Motorcycles are an everyday sight in Michigan during the summer, but not a lot of them stage their rides out of a […]

Leinenkugel’s Family Roadtrip visits Ric’s

The famous Leinenkugel family of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company will be at your local Ric’s Food Center, 6767 Belding Road on Thursday, July 19 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy meeting the beer legacy family in person, have autographs signed, play games, have pop and a hotdog for $2, and more. Free samples will also […]

Picnic Pops opens with ‘Classical Fireworks’ best-of edition

Picnic-Pops

The 18th annual D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops promises to provide some of the best summer entertainment in West Michigan, served family style in a relaxed, natural setting. The series opens with perennial audience favorite “Classical Fireworks.” Two performances, led by Music Director David Lockington, will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July […]