Nine years of Dress the Dolls has provided countless smiles

Several of the creators of this year's top 10 Dress the Dolls are at United Bank in Rockford for a photo and to receive prizes.

Top ten include repeat winners  by BETH ALTENA The CARSTAR doll was one of this year’s public-voted Top Ten Dolls in the United Bank Dress the Dolls event, but owner Dan Williams said he wasn’t the talent that dressed the winning doll. “It is really pretty neat. The daughter of one of our employees did […]

Local business sponsors holiday program that gives back to community

Reds on the River partners with area nonprofits with gifts ‘that keep on giving’  When the hustle and bustle of the holidays has passed and families turn their attention to the New Year, one local company will deliver gifts “that keep on giving” through six local charities. Reds on the River in Rockford has partnered […]

Great Northern Trading Company offers discount for donation to NKCS

Barb Stein, center, and her staff at Great Northern Trading Company are hoping shoppers will take advantage of their holiday promotion to help families of the North Kent Community Services. A donation of cash, non-perishable food item or children’s new clothing will be rewarded with 20 percent off your entire purchase October 29 through November 6.

Need is greater than ever by BETH ALTENA For the third year in a row one of Rockford’s oldest businesses is asking shoppers to give a little and get something great back—a discount on their total order but more importantly knowing they are making a difference to a child and family struggling this year. Starting […]

Cars, crafters needed for Hope event

Cars and crafts—what a combination! Hope Community Church of Rockford will be hosting a unique event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 1. Cars and Crafts for Hope is a benefit to raise funds and collect food for North Kent Community Services, who serves our neighbors in need every day, providing food, clothing […]

Service center asks for Easter donations

North Kent Community Services (NKCS) is collecting items in February and March to make 500 Easter baskets for the children they serve. NKCS would appreciate donations of the following items by March 31: • candy or fruit snacks • Easter baskets and grass • small stuffed animals—Beanie Baby size • bubbles and sidewalk chalk • […]