Town goes to the hounds this Saturday

HAPPY HOUNDS—and happy owners who are excited about bringing a dog park to Rockford. Support the park by attending the Happy Hounds Dog Walk Saturday.

Contests, costumes, food, free stuff at dog walk by BETH ALTENA “It’s already a success. I just hope the dogs show up,” said organizer Tom VanderSloot, who is hoping for a big bow wow turnout this Saturday, Oct. 29 to the first Happy Hounds Dog Walk at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe Street […]

Creative coloring shines in Squire Halloween Coloring Contest

Kyle Ashbaugh's pumpkin.

It was wonderful enjoying the dozens of pumpkins submitted by our younger readers for this year’s Put the Face on The Pumpkin Coloring Contest. With impressive creativity, lots of unusual decorating techniques and some really, really cool pumpkins, it was very difficult to make our decisions on the winners in each age category. In the youngest category, […]

Hundreds of undead moan their way through downtown Rockford

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                They were covered with blood, in ragged clothing, stitched up and enthusiastically undead. The first Zombie Walk in downtown Rockford attracted hundreds who walked through the town, gathered at the dam and enjoyed a couple of dance routine by Rhythm Dance of Belmont, including a routine set […]

America’s Favorite Farmers Market 2011 closes Saturday

This Saturday’s Farm Market close is all about apples & cider, pumpkins & squash, root vegetables & mums, decadent pumpkin cinnamon swirl bread & good-bys.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL This Saturday will mark the close of the Rockford Farm Market season and what a season it was! In spite of a scant few naysayers, 6,083 market-goers weren’t wrong when they named the Rockford Farm Market as America’s Favorite Farmers Market. Sponsored by the American Farmland Trust, the June through […]

Treating patients from ‘womb to tomb’

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New chiropractor in Rockford specializes in prenatal and pediatrics by BETH ALTENA Dr. J. Avery Karns, doctor of chiropractic, considered becoming a veterinarian when she was young, but never considered becoming a medical or surgical doctor. She chose chiropractic care as her profession because she believes in the value of holistic, preventative treatment and the […]