Rockford area

Nine candidates speak before voters

July 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Republicans will soon have to decide who will earn their votes for State Representative in the 73rd District. The seat is currently held by Rockford’s Tom Pearce, who is term-limited out. The nine Republican candidates for the seat spoke at a forum by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce held at Boulder Creek Golf Club. Pictured are: Bob Becker, Bruce Hawley, Jeanine Herlacher, Paul Hibbard, Steve Jazwiec, Peter MacGregor, Tim Nelson, Tom Norton and Dennis Smith.

Classifieds — March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

HELP WANTED Looking for a new direction? Earn money when you sell with this commission-based job. No weekends or evenings. All materials supplied. No start up fees! Make 20¢ on every dollar sold! Plus, you get your own desk! Must be over 18 years, have valid driver’s license and dependable transportation. Full or part-time available for Kent County area. For more information, email or just send resume!      ftfn ______________________ DAYCARE Child care aid needed for flexible hours. Must be 18 years or older and willing to attend training classes. Background check a must. Send a resume to      b11cp ______________________ CRAFTS Mamrelund Church bazaar—March 20, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Fruitridge Ave. between 14 and 15 Mile Roads. (616) 887-8873. $1 admission, barrier-free facility, near-by parking. National franchisees and hand-made crafters.      p10 ______________________ NOTICES Quality computer time—      b11cp ______________________ ANTIQUES REDUCED! Antique Victorian desk, 5 ft. tall, 4-1/2 ft. wide and 2-1/2 ft. deep, $675. Call (616) 866-1478 and leave a message.      ftfn ______________________     FOR RENT Daytona Beach oceanfront condo available from April 2 to April 9. One bedroom sleeps four, kitchenette and deck included. $500. Call (616) 866-9917.        p10 ______________________ PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act and the Michigan Civil Rights Act which collectively make it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age or marital status, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To report discrimination, call the Fair Housing Center at (616) 451-2980. The HUD toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. ______________________ CLASSES AND LESSONS Guitar Lessons—Learn guitar the RIGHT way and enjoy it for a lifetime. Lessons also on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, Dobro, etc. Call Joe (616) 874-8582.     btfn ______________________ SERVICES House Cleaning 13 years experience. Dependable, honest and very thorough. References available. Call Susie at (616) 887-1821.            […]

Rockford Register – September 17, 2009

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

Thursday, Sept. 17 “Apprentice for Life” Lecture Series—1 p.m. at Plainfield Senior Center. Floyd Havemeier, owner of Herman’s Boy, will give a coffee lesson on what makes a good cup of coffee and where coffee comes from. Dessert will be served. Cost is $2 per guest. For reservations and bus pick-up times/locations, call Marcia at (616) 863-6322. Friday, September 18 Blood Drive—1 to 6:45 p.m. at Rockford Sportsmans Club, 1115 Northland Drive, Rockford. Saturday, Sept. 19 Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 31, in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants.   Party Like a Pirate!—7 a.m. to 12 a.m. at Sparta Moose Lodge #50, 11510 N. Division, Sparta, in celebration of National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Enjoy a live band and costume contest. Cost is $5. Public welcome. Proceeds to benefit Mooseheart Charities. Visit Sat.–Sun., Sept. 19–20 Grand Rogue Living History Encampment—9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Grand Rogue Campground, 6400 West River Dr., Grand Rapids. View first-hand what life in early America was like in this timeline event featuring military and civilian living historians demonstrating our country’s history from colonial times to present. Free admission. For more information, visit Sunday, September 20 Roast Beef Dinner—11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 4195 13 Mile Rd., Rockford. Cost is $8 for adults, and $3.50 for children under age 12. Enjoy all-you-can-eat roast beef, potatoes, corn, beans, roll, dessert and beverage. Visit Fall Family Festival—10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford. Learn about our many programs, clubs, events, classes and service opportunities for adults and children. Visit over 40 interactive booths with games and goodies, and enjoy an outdoor grilled lunch. Special entertainment includes popular illusionist David DeJesus of Matthew’s House Ministries, music, puppet show, short dramas, and more. For more information, visit Monday, Sept. 21 Free Food for Needy Families—5 p.m. in the Mobile Food Pantry at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 6070 Kuttshill Dr., Rockford, providing free food for needy families in the North Kent community. For more information, contact the church at (616) 866-1556. Tue.–Fri., Sept. […]

Rockford Register – June 11 2009

June 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

Fri.-Sun., June 12-14 Rockford Start of Summer Celebration-Fun, food, music and fireworks. Check out pages 2 and 3 of this week’s Squire for a schedule of events and special in-store promotions! Friday, June 12 Elvis with Special Guest Tom Jones-doors open at 7 p.m. (show at 8 p.m.) at Rockford American Legion Post 102. Cost is only $10, includes cash bar. Open to public; must be at least age 21 to enter. Saturday, June 13 Annual Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet-5 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Please make reservations by June 1, by calling Bill Berman at (616) 636-8702, Wayne Gould at (616) 636-5615 or Joyce Hosmer at (231) 937-4454. World Wide Knit in Public Day– 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at J.T. Stitchery & Frame Shop, downtown Rockford. Join us a we knit with hundreds of other knitters around the world on the same day! Come when you can; leave when you must. Bring your project and snacks. For more information, visit Sunday, June 14 Breakfast-8 a.m. to noon at American Legion Post #102, 330 Rockford Park Drive, between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads on Northland Dr.). Cost is $6.50 for adults, $5 for seniors over 70, and $3 for kids, which includes eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice. Free Picnic & Concert-noon on the front lawn of Rockford Baptist Church, corner of Fremont and Courtland St., downtown Rockford. Enjoy hotdogs, hamburgers, games for kids, and live music. The community is welcome. Monday, June 15 Free Food for Needy Families– 5 p.m. in the Mobile Food Pantry at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 6070 Kuttshill Drive (corner of Northland Drive and Rogue River Rd.; entrance on Kuttshill), Rockford, providing free food for needy families in the North Kent community. For more information, contact the church at (616) 866-1556. Rockford Chapter of ATHA Meeting (Divas by the Dam)-10 a.m. to 2 p.m. upstairs at Arnie’s, downtown Rockford. Open to all interested rug-hookers-beginners, advanced or just curious. For more information, call Sally Charnley at (616) 866-3725. Tuesday, June 16 Huntington Rogue River Blues Series-7 to 9 p.m. at the Garden Park Stage, along the White Pine Trail near the dam, every Tuesday through August 11. This week features Lynn Thompson […]