Remodeled, expanded gym a first-class facility

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“It’s wonderful to be part of a community that is always trying to grow and improve, expand,” said Tim Chesla, owner of NorthStar Gymnastics Inc., now in its 18th year at 723 Byrne Industrial Drive. In fitting with a town that is always updating, remodeling and celebrating growth, NorthStar is wrapping up a months-long remodeling […]

Rockford woman a repeat offender in random acts of kindness

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by BETH ALTENA At age 64, Vern Criner is “the baby here” at Richter Place Apartments, a fair housing complex for residents age 62 and older. Julie Carr, 74, is his senior by 10 years. When she heard that the relative newcomer to the complex wished he had a bedspread, she sprang into action. With […]

‘Discover Pickerel’ needs volunteers

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Help defend the natural habitats at Pickerel Lake Park/Fred Meijer Nature Preserve against an alien invader! Kent/MSU Extension Master Naturalist program is partnering with Kent County Parks to host an Autumn Olive Control Project at Pickerel Lake on Saturday, October 6 from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. An orientation is included […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

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by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society The Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) is about to start our new year of meetings and programs. During the months of July and August, we do not have regular meetings, but we do begin our monthly board meetings on the last Wednesday of August. Our officers for […]

Find out progress of museum at meeting

The public is invited to find out the latest plans and progress of the new Rockford Area Museum, which is slated to open in the former 63rd District courthouse in downtown Rockford. A meeting will be held at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will […]