Rockford events to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure

It’s that time of year again—Rockford is adding PINK to its orange and black décor to do their part to raise money for—and awareness of—breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. Throughout October, community leaders and area businesses are stepping up to host a series of activities to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, […]

Rockford Register — October 15, 2009

Thursday, October 15 Merryvale Wine Theme Dinner—7 p.m. at Reds on the River, in the Promenade, downtown Rockford. Join Executive Chef Glenn Forgie for a dinner featuring wines of Merryvale. Seating is limited; reservations required Friday, October 16 Seniors Unlimited Casino Trip—Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek. Cost is $41 per guest, which includes $20 in […]

A Message for You — October 15, 2009

Never let them hear the last word by PASTOR MARK LOVE St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rockford At a Bible study on thankfulness, the group was discussing the best way we can express our thankfulness to God for all that He has done. Idea after idea was given on how each Christian could best express their […]

In the end, Lake Michigan may have decided ArtPrize winner

WINNER—The first-place ArtPrize winner is an

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Over the years many events have come and gone from Grand Rapids, but none have succeeded more admirably than the brainchild of Rick DeVos—the 18-day extravaganza named ArtPrize 2009. The unprecedented success for downtown Grand Rapids brought thousands of visitors from the greater Grand Rapids community and beyond to view […]

MEAP students ‘detox’ prior to testing

Valley View Elementary School fourth-grade teacher, Megan McCall, recently developed and implemented a 10-day “detox” program for students leading up to the M.E.A.P. testing period, which took place in September. Valley View students and their families were encouraged to follow the program prior to the testing. The “detox” entailed a commitment to no audio-visual exposure, […]