Rockford residents have the opportunity to see what most Americans never will-a breeding pair of bald eagles right here in our own community. People have been lining up with binoculars and cameras to see the magestic symbol of our nation caring for offspring. To see the eagles and their young, take Ten Mile Road east to Wabasis Avenue, turn north and go to Twelve Mile Road, turn left and go to the second dip in the road. There is a pond and a large pine tree at the east edge of the pond.
May 21 2009
The North Kent Community has again stepped up to the plate to “Help Our Neighbors in Need.” Merle Post of Post Farms has designated one acre of land to allow NKSC to plant a garden. With this project, we will be able to provide fresh vegetables to our clients this season. We are inviting the community to help us plan our “garden.” Please join us on Tuesday evening, May 26, at 6 p.m. at the North Kent Service Center, 10075 Northland Dr. (just north of 12 Mile) for a planning meeting. We look forward to your suggestions and input. Besides the usual garden vegetables, we are also hoping to plant raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. Any donations to help the cause would be appreciated. To have your group volunteer to help tend our garden, call Karen Sanders at (616) 866-3478.
Everyone has heard of Corner Bar hot dogs, but how many people are prepared to sit down and eat 12 in a row? Two visiting students accomplished this feat to join the hundreds on the Hot Dog Hall of Fame at the Corner Bar. Competing or offering support were: Nelson Nunes Filho from Brazil, Manuel Martinez from Spain, Anabel Carrillo from Ecuador, Lukas Kutilek from the Czech Republic, Kate Podhradska from Slovakia, and Jimmy Hunt from Kent City. Lukas Kutilek from the Czech Republic and Nelson Nunes Filho (Filho means Junior, who knew?) from Brazil are the newest names that will go on the restaurant walls after eating the dogs Saturday, May 9. Saturday was Nelson’s 18th birthday. Lukas ate 12 dogs in two hours and 25 minutes. Nelson ate his 12 in just under 45 minutes, WOW! Manuel could only handle eight of the dogs, Kate managed four of them before admitting defeat. Kate opted for an ice cream/cookie desert before attempting her fifth hot dog and then stopped. Anabel is a vegetarian and had a veggie wrap. Jimmy, who hates hot dogs and chili both, managed to choke down two and a half of those chili dogs in support of his friends. A good time was had by everyone and the contestants entertained other patrons that were having lunch at the Corner Bar.
Authors ages 13 to 18 submitted their essays and poems to Rockford Community Federal Credit Unions annual Teen Journalism Contest. All qualifying entries had to be written on the financial topics of finance, credit or loans. The entries were judged on the guidelines of creativity/presentation, content, spelling and grammar. The judges had a tough decision. In third place they chose East Rockford Middle School student Clair Marti with her essay titled “Saving Money.” The second place winner was Brenna Rafferty of North Rockford Middle School with her Poem “Loans” and the 2009 Teen Journalism contest first place winner was Emilie McNany a Squire delivery carrier of North Rockford Middle School with her story of two friends getting loan to start a small business. Good job to all who participated.