May 19 2011

Rockford artist celebrates milestone anniversary

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Sally Charnley has seen many businesses come and go, and business owners along with them, in her 35 years working in downtown Rockford. She never intended to start a store of her own back then and, ironically, having two was part of her key to success. Charnley has given up The Candle Shop and Burlap-N-Rags to her daughter and her husband, Meg and Charlie Frantz, but she [...]

Goodwill announces grand opening of Rockford store

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Marks second LEED certified Goodwill store in Michigan Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids Inc. will celebrate the grand opening of its second LEED Certified retail store in Rockford on Saturday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. This marks the second Goodwill Store in Michigan to be LEED Certified and is the 15th retail store for the Grand Rapids organization. The new store is [...]

Tale of trust in strangers an inspiration

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Only in West Michigan—a morality tale by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL In what has become an annual tradition of spring at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, hundreds of people wait in line in hopes of scoring tickets to the Gardens’ extremely popular Summer Concert Series. Photo by CLIFF HIFF Last Saturday tickets to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s Summer [...]

Fashion show a sold out success for Sassy Pants Boutique

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photos courtesy of Trudy Holtz Photography Sassy Pants Boutique owner Lynette TenBrink likes working with other downtown shop owners and a recent fashionshow she put on featuring her clothing and accessory items was a good example of team spirit. Held at Reds on the River with desserts catered by the same, the Sassy Pants fashion  show featured flowers by Flower Garden  [...]

Annual arts show highlights local talent

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The Rogue River Artist Association held its annual Spring Sale and Show on Saturday, April 30 at the Rockford United Methodist Church in downtown Rockford. There were thirteen participating artists displaying watercolor paintings, oils, acrylics, fabric arts and hand-crafted cement bird baths. A nice flow of shoppers enjoyed the displays throughout the day. Light [...]
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