“Food Art”— local food for local people

Surrounded by friends and well-wishers, Chef Robin Toldo offers up a sample of fresh organic goat cheese at the soft pre-opening of Food Art in Belmont.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Is there anyone in the greater Rockford area who hasn’t taken a cooking class hosted by Chef Robin Toldo? If not, all is not lost for soon you will be able to have all your cooking queries answered face to face by the charming and delightful Chef Robin in her […]

No “Short”age of heroes in Rams key 24-14 win


by Randy Gregory The stats don’t jump off the page at you, but Rockford senior quarterback Kyle Short played a huge role as Rockford knocked off West Ottawa 24-14 at Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium in Rockford on Friday, September 28th. Short has been battling a stress fracture in his foot since before the season even […]

Ram defense stands tall through early offensive trials

by RANDY GREGORY Coming into this season it was expected that the Rockford defense would have to carry the weight of the team early. The defense returned six starters and a few other players with extensive playing time from last year. The offense on the other hand returned only a pair of starters and a […]

Resurgent Rams travel to Hudsonville to take on Eagles

by RANDY GREGORY   The Rockford football team got out of the gates a little slowly this year while they battled a slew of injuries and a front-loaded schedule. Rockford has gotten a touch healthier every week and the slate of games also got a bit kinder. Subsequently the Rams have run off a three-game […]

Rockford photographer captures unique image for ArtPrize entry

Photographer Stacy Niedzwiecki at her venue, Peaches Bed & Breakfast with her ArtPrize entry - an image from Ludington on canvas.

By Cindy M. Cranmer A Rockford artist and participant at ArtPrize is among those giving hands-on demonstrations at the venue where her work is displayed. Stacy Niedzwiecki, a graphic designer and photographer, enjoys photographing nature. Niedzwiecki has earned numerous awards for her work and has been published. Niedzwiecki’s third and current entry focuses on her […]