Torrey steps down after 30 years

After 30 years of service on the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC), Joyce Torrey has decided it’s time to pass the paintbrush to someone new. During her tenure on the RAAC, she helped launch the Rogue River Blues Series, Celtic Fest, the Rockford Creative Arts Center, Rogue River Artists Association and the Rogue River Community […]

Rockford artists win contest

HF-color

HARVEST FEST COLORING CONTEST—winners from left to right are: Sean Stone, Alysa Nowak, Jonathan Baculy, Lelaina Schneider, Kendra Holtzlander and Ashley Hillman.

Double pumpkin, harvest fun, treats at Klein’s

  Steve Klein of Klein’s Cider Mill on Ten Mile Road east of Alpine Avenue has grown his first double pumpkin. He has seen this phenomenon with gourds and summer squash, but never in a pumpkin. The vegetable weighs about 40 pounds. Klein’s offers a variety of items and activities at the mill. He makes […]

October 17–23 Birthdays

17th Jim Bennor 18th Melissa Posci, Helen Poulias, Mark Williams 19th Beth Colvin, Joyce Torrey, Kristie Lynn Zaph 20th Ryan DeLarme, Millie Thornton, Caroline Ward 21st Jason Barton, Virginia Fowle, Faye Nelson 22nd Joanne Cooper, Kathy Rule, Todd VanBelkum 23rd Shirley Curtis, Vicki Klinger, Merrill Post

Main Street by Roger Allen publisher — October 15, 2009

Irony We owe a great deal to dynamite. Alfred Nobel made a fortune from his 1860s invention of its detonator; he left his money to fund the Nobel prizes. Nobel’s detonator invention helped build most of the roads, bridges, mines and dams in the world, taming the rough surface of the globe. The Nobel awards […]