March 3 2011

Super volunteers make REF Phone-a-thon a success

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More than $22,000 raised for educational programs Stephanie Ragon volunteers for the Rockford Education Foundation’s (REF) annual Phone-a-thon. This is her third year making calls to the community in an effort to raise funds for educational grants. Ragon is a “super volunteer” because she doesn’t just volunteer for one shift—she’s there all three nights and [...]

New Sable showroom makes homebuilding choices easy

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by BETH ALTENA “It’s all here. That makes decisions easy,” said John Bitely, vice president of Sable Homes, who was proud to show off his new selection center at the business offices at 11575 Edgerton Ave. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Bitely was joined by members of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting in celebration of the remodeled showroom. John [...]

ERMS to present Annie Jr. play

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by FINE ARTS SUPER CREW PUBLICITY COMMITTEE Cast members of “Annie Jr.” are (l–r) Grace Kropiewnicki as Annie, Katie Montroy as Grace, Sarah Hale as Miss Hannigan, and Bradley Sinclair as Mr. Oliver Warbucks. The East Rockford Middle School sixth-grade Fine Arts Magnet (F.A.S.C.) will be performing “Annie Jr.” “Annie” is a unique musical play about a [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

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Presidents party Nobody showed up last week at my Presidents Day party. Something about snow. I ditched the thought of going anywhere and partied alone all day. Roger Allen, publisher. Then I realized I could only remember about five of the old presidents. Washington is on the one-dollar bill and Lincoln on the five, that’s easy. I’m pretty hazy about most of the [...]

THE TAX ATTIC — with Jerry Coon

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What would Washington think? Jerry Coon It was 1783. The United States of America had just defeated Great Britain, the mightiest power on the face of the Earth. It was now free of the king’s tyranny. The Revolutionary War had lasted eight long years. America’s commander-in-chief, George Washington, was gravely concerned that eight years of effort would be wasted if [...]
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