Public, pets invited to run, to raise money for parks

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The 2010 Bailey’s Doggie Dash is being held on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Wabasis Park, 11220 Spring Hill Dr, Greenville, at 9:00 a.m. This 5K run/walk for owners and their dogs is held as a benefit for the Kent County Parks Foundation. For a registration form or for more information please contact Kevin Sweeney at […]

WWW sample sale West Michigan’s largest United Way fundraiser

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“You can’t create a monster like this and turn it over to someone else,” Michael Bohnsack, director of Merrell Retail, a division of Wolverine World Wide (WWW), said of the annual sample sale held Thursday, Sept. 30 at WWW headquarters on Courtland Drive, Rockford. The sample sale, in its third year, was opened to the […]

Harvest Festival ends with smiles, prizes

Costume contest winners stand with their prizes. Judging was very difficult this year.

Aunt Candy of Aunt Candy’s Toy Company was thrilled with the turnout during the last weekend of Harvest Festival, especially the tons of kids in the annual costume contest. Cars lined the streets of Rockford right up past the business district for Saturday’s events, which included free horse-drawn hayrides, a petting zoo, mascots and more. […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — October 14, 2010

Out of Iraq They say the long war is over in Iraq. It started with a sweep of military might, which left the enemy army in shambles. Then we took over the job of turning the country into a democracy and rebuilding the damage from the war. It’s all over now and we didn’t do […]

North Kent Service Center changes name

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by JUDY REED It’s been around for almost 38 years, serving the northern Kent county community—from 6 mile north to the county line—with food, shelter, utilities support, clothing, counseling and more. Technically known as the Rockford community services center, it began being called the North Kent service center sometime in the 1980s. However, effective October […]