June 2 2011

Hidden signs of spring

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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 [...]

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

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Benefiting W.A.R. International Hippity Hop Team preparing for Relay 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 [...]

Rockford staff pass up negotiated pay raises to help city

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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 balanced budget with significant [...]

Luncheon scheduled for June

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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 be an overview of the new format [...]

Auction includes Michigan authors, sports, fine arts, more

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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 Library, held on Saturday, June 11 at 9 a.m. with [...]
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