Art, food and music to be featured next week

Rockford’s second annual ArtCapsule event begins Monday, August 1, in downtown Rockford with artwork displayed in a variety of stores and shops. Artists work should reflect the the City of Rockford. The event, a cooperative effort between the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, will feature photography, paintings, two and […]

Grand Rapids Symphony, singer/dancer James Delisco, performs 40 years of Michael Jackson megahits, August 4-5

James Delisco

Singer/dancer James Delisco, winner of E! Network’s reality series “The Entertainer,” will join the Grand Rapids Symphony for a concert featuring 40 years of megahits from Michael Jackson’s legendary career. “The Music of Michael Jackson” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, August 4-5 at Cannonsburg Ski Area. This special event is […]

Heart of Belmont a family, life celebration

Organizers of a new family fun event and blood drive taking place in Belmont are (front row, l–r) Erin Wallace of Snap Fitness, Amanda McGrail of Amanda McGrail Salon, Suzanne Walters of the Blast Factory; (back row) Lyn Swindell of Belmont Grocery, Tony Griffin of B.C. Pizza, and Megan Rich of Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA. They all invite you to their party!

Blood drive, free activities highlight many merchants  by BETH ALTENA “Remember when I said to expect this group to do big things in the community? This is one of those big things,” said Tony Griffin, owner of BC Pizza in Belmont, referring to his great expectations of the Belmont business community, which he believes is […]

Area students receive Hope College awards

A total of 75 Hope College seniors or recent graduates were honored with Senior Sigma Xi Awards during the college’s annual Honors Convocation, held on Thursday, April 28, in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Among them was Emily Cordes of Rockford, for chemistry. Sigma Xi is the Scientific Research Society. The Sigma Xi club at Hope is […]

SCHOOL BEAT

Rockford Rotary, Rockford schools celebrate reading  by DR. RYAN KELLEY Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Rockford Public Schools An important skill to develop at an early age is reading, as it is the foundation for all future learning. There is truth in the saying, “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Recognizing this, the Rockford Rotary Club […]