May 12 2011

Photographer captures wild side in Rockford’s backyard

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL (red fox brood of 4 kits): This healthy Rockford brood of four red fox kits sun themselves while casually waiting for mom or dad to return with lunch. (Look closely at the far right to find the shy one crouching under the bush.) Living in Rockford, one of the things we oftentimes overlook is an abundance of environmental ambience. Woodlands, for [...]

‘Gardening by the Moon’ calendar features advice as old as mankind

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by BETH ALTENA Gardeners looking for ways to grow better vegetables and flowers with less work can turn to the night skies for help—or a locally produced publication. On the Internet, there are 11 million, 800 thousand references to gardening with the moon, and local landscape expert John Venman of Venman’s Landscape and Soil Alive, 510 Wolverine (in Rockford’s [...]

Sharply dressed men browsing the Squire

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How do five sharply dressed men plan their Saturday night in Rockford? They browse through locally scheduled events in the Rockford Squire. This dapper fivesome discovered a Kentucky Derby Party taking place at Our Lady of Consolation Church, and could not think of a better way to relish in their outfits. The fabulous five include Bill Frodl (Green), Mike Jager (Orange), [...]

Squire takes trip to South Africa

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Carole and Tom Van Dam took a copy of the Rockford Squire newspaper with them on their recent trip to South Africa. Pictured are Tom and their son, Derek (a RHS graduate) who lives in Cape Town. The picture was taken March 13 at Chapman’s Peak overlooking Hout Bay in the Cape Peninsula while participating in the Cape Argus Bicycle Tour. The Cape Argus Bicycle Tour is [...]

Rockford-area residents save 144 lives

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Rockford area donors contributed to West Michigan’s blood supply at a blood drive at the Rockford Community Cabin on Monday, May 2. Sixty-five people signed in and donated 48 units of blood. This equates to an amazing 144 lives saved. There were no first-time donors. People reaching milestones in donation include William Craig and Kevin Ketelaar with one gallon each of [...]
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