Photographer captures wild side in Rockford’s backyard

(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.)

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Living in Rockford, one of the things we oftentimes overlook is an abundance of environmental ambience. Woodlands, for the most part, surround Rockford, and the City itself has many types of parkland within its borders. All contain an abundance of wildlife and it’s not unusual, at times, to see deer, […]

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

John Venman holds a copy of his calendar 2011 Gardening with the Moon which will help gardeners and landscapers see a more successful season with less work. It is available by mail or at his Venman’s Soil Alive storefront.

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, […]

Sharply dressed men browsing the Squire

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), Robert Wilson (Red), Brian Floerchinger (Blue), and Steve Vachon (Pink).  

Squire takes trip to South Africa

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Rockford-area residents save 144 lives

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 […]