Rockford returns to roots as Tree City

Valley Views Green Team plants 40 red maples as the city’s last step to be a Tree City USA.

William Thornton would be proud of Rockford today. In 1856 the civil engineer was given the job of platting the Village of Laphamville and Thornton made sure the village, which would one day become Rockford, had lots of trees. On Friday, April 30, Rockford took the final step in a process that will qualify the […]

Rogue River ‘cash cow’ fed with fingerlings

Fisheries Technician Joe Michevich releases trout into the Rogue River.

River replenished with DNRE spring trout release With state funding drying up for many public programs, those who live in the Rogue River watershed can be grateful that trout-stocking monies comes mostly from the federal government. Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Energy (DNRE) staff have been busy at work in and around Rockford, replenishing […]

Runner finishes in top 100 in the Boston Marathon

Rockford friends and co-workers Robert Rinck and Josh Miller still smiling after finishing the Boston Marathon.

Six Rockford athletes complete prestigious race by Alixan Spaulding Everyone suffers from stress on a day-to-day basis, and everyone handles it in his or her own way. One local man chooses to relieve his stress through a passion he discovered at a young age—running. That passion came through last week, when Joshua L. Miller, 26, […]

Local shop, restaurant work together to showcase quality

Grill 111 Executive Chef and General Manager Matt Lenkiewicz along with Corey DeLong and Shasta Fase hold bottles of Old World Olive Press vinegar after dinner at the restaurant.

You may have visited Grill One Eleven and enjoyed a first-rate meal and ambiance. You may have cooked with aged balsamic vinegar and specialty oils from Old World Olive Press. Business owners with brains teamed up to combine shopping and dining opportunities at one event. On Wednesday, April 29, Aaron Zania, Grill One Eleven owner, […]

Samples, smiles star in Spring Taste of Ric’s event

Food samples not only taste delicious, but Are attractively displayed, giving shoppers ideas for any graduation parties that may be in the works. Handing out Boarshead ham and lacy Swiss cheese were Martha Cox (blue shirt) and Anita Roelofs.

Michigan weather was as fickle as its reputation Saturday, May 1 with a stormy morning giving way to a beautiful sunny spring afternoon. The crowds at Ric’s Food Center, 6767 Belding Road, proved reliable, however, as the parking lot and store were filled with visitors to the Spring Taste of Ric’s event from noon to […]