Pinstripes and Polka Dots reopens in Rockford

Tracy McKay, owner of Pinstripes and Polka Dots, is back for round two with her children’s clothing and furnishing consignment store. The shop is now located at 120 Courtland, across from Cinco de Mayo. McKay is pictured in front of a hand-made display rack which is an actual birch tree.

By Beth Altena “I’m excited to be back,” said Tracy McKay, the former and now again current owner of Pinstripes and Polka Dots. McKay was a fixture in Rockford with her cheerfully-named shop which was open for business in another location in downtown Rockford from 2004 to 2008. She is now re-opened in the space […]

The Rockford Squire Travels to Denmark

Drew and Samantha Boatright are pictured with the Squire at Nyhavn in Copenhagen. They, along with their parents, Chip and Diane, traveled to Denmark in June to tour and meet Diane’s family.

 

Burch Body Works building – going, going, gone

A Pitsch Company excavating crane gingerly removes a huge 60 ft. long, 8,000-pound, steel support girder from the partially razed Burch Body Works building.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL   With air quality monitors surrounding the property and an onsite representative from The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) present, Pitsch Companies, last Thursday, began demolition of the old manufacturing facility of Burch Body Works. Located in the heart of Rockford, on the southeast corner of Monroe St. […]

Alex and Jaclyn Wagner

wed-Wagner

Jaclyn Rose Fahlen and Alex Francis Wagner were married August 4th, 2012 at St. Anne’s Church on Mackinac Island. Rev. Michael Janowski officiated the ceremony. The couples’ parents are Jim and Rosemary Fahlen of Rockford, MI and Dr. Michael and Debra Wagner of East Tawas, MI. The Bride is a Northpointe Christian and Taylor University […]

Kunst

Mrs. Thelma Kunst, age 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. She was a 1940 graduate of Creston High School . Thelma and her husband, Ray started Rockford Flower Shop in 1952. While caring for her children she also assisted Ray in operating the flower shop and […]