May 10 2012

Quilt raffle to support Relay For Life

May 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

This beautiful, full-size quilt is being raffled by Butch’s Boosters in honor of Butch Steffes, who passed from colorectal cancer. All proceeds support Rockford Relay For Life. Tickets are $5 and are available at Rockford Hardware, 643 Northland Dr. NE; Dr. Gary Fowle’s office, 120 Marcell Dr.; and the Institute of Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, 65 S. Main St. #C. The [...]

MacGregor states concerns over kindergarten funding

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State Rep. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, issued the following statement recently in response to his vote against the House Fiscal Year 2013 School Aid Budget: “Although there were many positive reforms in this budget, I have serious concerns with the change in how kindergarten is funded. The budget takes away half of the funding for kindergarten programs that operate [...]

It’s official – Bostwick Lake Inn open for business

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Early arrivers, BLI renovation electrical contractor Geoff Mester and wife Alyssa. Both steak lovers, they were obviously delighted with their choices of a tender and mouthwatering 5 oz. Prime Filet and a side of Truffled Black Lentil soup for Alyssa and a succulent Cast Iron Natural Angus New York Strip on a bed of Farm Country Extra Sharp Cheddar [...]

Group turns scraps into hope, help for hundreds

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‘This lets them know someone cares’ by BETH ALTENA  Members of the quilting group Pieces of the Heart meet during a thank-you luncheon offered by staff at Rockford Ambulance on Wednesday, April 25. The women (and one man) who turn scraps into quilts usually work from their own homes, so the visit together was a special treat. Estelle Fessenden doesn’t know exactly [...]

Affordable family fun available for special needs children

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Low-cost, low-stress events, activities designed for families of children with special needs Family-friendly movies are part of the low-cost, low-stress events organized by Family Hope Foundation, who are committed to providing support to children with special needs and their families. Every family needs opportunities to relax and have fun together, and that’s [...]
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