Clowning around at Townsend Park

Rockford High School 2011 graduates Kailey Geldhof and Katie Chapin had fun hamming it up at an open house party on June 26 at Townsend Park. They are pictured with the screens used to cover food at the party.  Photo by Jeff Empie of Rockford

Artist group holds annual sale

On Saturday, July 9, the Rogue River Artists Association held its annual Garden Sale & Show at the home of Shirley Dean in Rockford. The show was well attended and the weather cooperated for once for the show—no rain! Artwork from 15 of the association’s artists was on display under tents in Dean’s gardens, and included original paintings, handcrafted purses, original wool felting, prints, postcards, and cement birdbaths. Light refreshments were served.

Bringing home the bacon

This beautiful male bluebird  is reaching deep into a glass dessert dish in order to pick-up offered wax worms/mealworms.  Mr. Bluebird is capable of handling 6 at a time in order to return to a nearby nesting box where Mrs. Bluebird and 6 fledgling chicks await.        If you are fortunate enough to have a nesting bluebird family on your property, you can purchase mealworms locally at Mrs. O’s Bait & Tackle in downtown Rockford.      Bluebirds love these tasty little morsels so much that they oftentimes can be coaxed to feed directly from your hand.

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

Rockford student awarded GVSU scholarship  Eric Henderson of Rockford has been named a recipient of a Faculty Scholarship to Grand Valley State University (GVSU). A recent graduate of Rockford High School, Henderson is the son of Phil and Laura Henderson. To be considered for a Faculty Scholarship, the recipient must have a 3.6 high school […]

SCHOOL BEAT

Equipping our students for the 21st Century  by PETER J. YOUNG Director of Technology Rockford Public Schools Rockford Public Schools (RPS) entered into a partnership with Steelcase a year ago to study the environmental impact of a traditional classroom design. The current traditional classroom design uses a hierarchal configuration of the teacher at the front […]