Meredith Gremel

RPS invited residents to pick a plot and garden

February 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Community Gardens to grow in two locations by BETH ALTENA If you don’t have a spot for a plot on your lot, your site isn’t sunny or you just have a bad case of black thumb, Rockford Public Schools (RPS) has just the fix. RPS unveiled last week plans for two community gardens, open to individuals, businesses or groups, complete with help from multiple master gardeners. [...]

Festival kicks off Youth Initiative fundraising, draws 1,200

August 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

SOME LIKE IT HOT—Judges for the first salsa contest in downtown Rockford were radio personality Andy Rent, Reds Chef Glen Forgie, City Manager Michael Young, Rockford Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Shibler, and On the Town’s Joanne Bailey-Voorsma. The first Heirloom tomato festival drew crowds and helped pack downtown Rockford on Saturday, August 22. In the [...]