Man on the Street

Sidewalk sales find shoppers satisfied, spending

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rockford’s Sidewalk Sales 2015, like years before, were threatened by weather but dodged the bullet of rain to offer a pleasant shopping experience Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Shoppers of all ages were finding fun deals Thursday, July 16 with sidewalks filled and bags in many people’s hands. We asked the following people what and where they found their deals. Just [...]

Man on the Street – How would you describe Rockford?

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

“Beautiful!” answered our first Man on the Street when asked to describe Rockford. Chet Messer and Shirley Timblin were visiting from Topsham, Maine and Madison, Maine, respectively. They didn’t have enough good things to say about our town. They said the city was absolutely wonderful, from the beauty of it to the friendliness of the people in the shops and [...]

What do you like to do to celebrate Memorial Day weekend?

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Three kind young people and two friendly dogs were open to sharing with our readers what they planned for this past Memorial Day weekend. Skylar Red Bow, 17, Brooke Smoes, 17, and Trevor Garlock, 15, all of Rockford, were enjoying downtown Rockford, hanging out on a bench by the dam. Skylar and Brooke said they would both watch the band in the Memorial Day Parade. Seniors [...]

What are your New Year’s Eve traditions?

December 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

by ANA OLVERA “For New Year’s Eve I just hang out with friends and family now, but when I was in high school I would watch whichever Lord of the Rings movie was out, decorate my room, dress up drinking fake wine, and watch the ball drop on tv.” —Amanda Turner Rockford         “My only tradition is that at midnight my family calls each other to wish everyone [...]

How are you protecting yourself and your family from getting sick?

November 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

“My family plans to get the flu shot and we’re more conscious about washing our hands. It’s terrifying in school. I imagine every high school student is going to get sick this season. It seems inevitable; we touch the same things.” —Shelby Denhof, Rockford     “I’m washing my hands, not shaking hands as often, staying out of crowds, and wiping shopping [...]
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