June 2 2011

Huntington Bank Rogue River Blues concerts begin

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Photo by TOM SCOTT The City of Rockford is pleased to announce that Huntington Bank is the proud sponsor of this year’s Huntington Rogue River Blues Series. The Blues Series will once again provide the Rockford community with Tuesday evening concerts in Downtown Rockford, Garden Club Park, from 7 to 9 p.m. These family-oriented concerts provide outstanding musical [...]

Rockford Aces high school men’s ensemble to release debut CD

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The Rockford Aces, a high school men’s a cappella ensemble at Rockford High School, are getting used to surpassing expectations. In their first year, they became the talk of the choir program and began eliciting screams whenever they entered the stage. Their second year saw them selected as one of the most outstanding choirs in Michigan. Now, after just three years, the [...]

Blind dog smells out morels

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by JUDY REED For 10 years now, Mike Cook of Solon Township has been using dogs he’s trained to find some of the first morel mushrooms each year. But when his dog Pugsley died a couple of years ago, he had to start over and train a couple of new dogs. Enter Muffin, a one-year-old dachsund, and Toby, a blind one-year-old dachsund. “Morels smell funny, so I get them used [...]

Young men take on trash in Rogue

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Erik Smoes, a junior at Rockford High School, and Beau Port, a seventh-grade student at North Rockford Middle School, put their passion for the Rogue River to work. Both are avid fishermen who also believe strongly in recycling. They really enjoy fishing in the Rogue and want to keep it clean. The two saw a need for a Rogue River cleanup north of the dam. They took time [...]

Rosie’s Ice Cream and More plans to help library ‘grow’

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Rosie’s Ice Cream and More is partnering with the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library in an effort to help the library “grow” at the Library Plant Sale & Auction on Saturday, June 11. Rosie’s will donate 10 percent of all sales from their business location, and will also provide a lunch at the sale and donate 100 percent of those sales to the library. Co-owners [...]
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