Hidden signs of spring

This is the nest of the Killdeer, the long-legged common bird of parks and grassy areas. Killdeer lay their eggs right on the ground, trusting to camouflage to keep them safe. The birds have a back-up behavior. When their nests are threatened, they drag a wing and act injured to lure predators away. When dog, cats or people chase the “injured” bird, being drawn away from the hidden nest, the Killdeer miraculously recovers and flies away.

‘Hop a Mile to Help a Child’ fundraiser a success

Hippity Hop Team preparing for Relay

Benefiting W.A.R. International Quack-Back.com sponsored the first ever “hippity hop relay” at North Rockford Middle School, raising $1,665 and a basket full of underwear for Women At Risk’s orphanage in Haiti. Due to gray skies and intermittent rain, the event was moved indoors, but team spirits weren’t dampened a bit. Crash from the Whitecaps led […]

Rockford staff pass up negotiated pay raises to help city

As part of their regularly scheduled May meeting, the Rockford City Council approved the 2011-2012 budget. The City of Rockford’s fiscal year runs from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. The budget adopted by City Council represents a balanced budget and maintains the City’s strong financial position. “We have been able to present this […]

Luncheon scheduled for June

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is proud to present the June installment of its popular Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series. The event is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 6 at the Rockford Ambulance building, 8450 Shaner Avenue NE. Lunch will feature the delicious fare of Cannonsburg Grist Mill. This month’s luncheon will […]

Auction includes Michigan authors, sports, fine arts, more

The Nelson Township/Sand Lake Library will kick off its second-ever “Awesome” Silent Auction June 1. Items will be available for bidding in the library until June 18 at 5 p.m. The silent auction is a side-shoot of the 7th Annual Plant Sale & Oral Auction sponsored by the Friends of the KDL Sand Lake/Nelson Township […]