Rockford joins 17 cities in hosting Eurand CF Cycle for Life tour

The public is invited to join a ride to fight cystic fibrosis. To participate in the ride, please call (616) 241-2100 or go to

Local cyclists join ride to fight cystic fibrosis, fatal genetic disease   Rockford cyclists, enjoy the remaining pleasant fall days with a ride for a great cause. The West Michigan chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is launching the first ever Eurand CF Cycle for Life tour series to fund research to find a cure […]

Flower Garden Floral offers unique arrangements

Stephanie Heaton and Jeff Barger have opened Flower Garden Floral in downtown Rockford.

New shop at 19 N. Monroe Street in cute yellow building Stephanie Heaton is excited to be back doing what she considers her life’s calling. The custom floral designer earned a living as a dental hygienist, but missed the floral business she sold in Lowell. Here in Rockford, she has opened her doors this week […]

Goodwill store to open in Rockford area

Ken Watkins, president of Architectural Concepts, talks about a new Goodwill store to the Plainfield Township board on Monday, Oct. 4.

Plans for LEED-certified retail store will fund job-training programs The Plainfield Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a Planned Unit Development change to allow a Goodwill store on property previously approved for either a restaurant or a hotel. The store will be built behind the BP gas station on the corner of Ten Mile […]

Host family, outbound exchange students sought

Rockford Rotary is currently hosting a student from Germany, but is also looking for an outbound student. As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up to a year living with a few host families and attending school in a different country. In Rotary’s long-term Youth Exchange program, you’ll learn a new way of living, […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — October 7, 2010

They’re BACK! (FYI)   Bedbugs are everywhere in the news, because, it seems, they’re everywhere. The good news: They’re not scary-looking; they’re tiny and hard to see. They aren’t poisonous and they don’t carry disease. The bad news: They’re hard to get rid of. Their bites itch. They’ve expanded their territories, even hanging out in […]