Rockford Squires off to wet start in Little League

Cole Swanson awaits a throw at first base while Sean VanKoevering backs up the play for the Rockford Squire Little League team.

The first week of baseball for the Rockford Squire Jr. Minors team got off to a wet start as their first game on Saturday, May 1 was called due to rain. Game number two of the week was played on a cool Thursday evening as the Rockford Squires played the Chow Hound team. Both teams […]

Right up Your Alley relocates to neighboring business

Polly VonEschen, owner of Baskets in the Belfry, has opened her doors wide to fellow merchants Jeanne Hawkins of The Secret Ingredient and Jan Wallace of Right Up Your Alley. Visit all three at 46 Bridge Street, downtown Rockford.

Shop owners find creative ways to survive economy The majority of new businesses fail, even in a good economy, statistics show. For downtown shop owners, finding an alternative way to keep the doors open proves statistics can be outsmarted. Jan Wallace enjoyed her Right Up Your Alley corner location at Bridge and Squires streets, but […]