Local students share love of reading

A second-grade student from Mrs. Linsley’s class at Parkside Elementary School shares a book with a student from Mrs. Behrenwald’s preschool class.

To celebrate March is Reading Month, the students at Parkside Elementary School visit the preschool classes in the Community Education building. The students from Parkside share their love of reading with the young students by getting to know them, reading to them, giving them books that were written by Parkside students, and sharing a snack. […]

Kids invited to free Rockford water polo program

Water polo is a challenging, yet exhilarating sport that is growing in popularity throughout the country. Boys and girls in grades first through eighth are invited to come and be introduced to the sport Monday, July 25 at North Rockford Middle School pool. The free program runs from 1 to 2:15 p.m. and will be […]

Kids invited to free Rockford water polo program

Water polo is a challenging, yet exhilarating sport that is growing in popularity throughout the country. Boys and girls in grades first through eighth are invited to come and be introduced to the sport Monday, July 25 at North Rockford Middle School pool. The free program runs from 1 to 2:15 p.m. and will be […]

Nationally recognized artist shares talent with Community Ed class

Deb Napieralski is happy with this soap dish she made in Jerry Berta’s new ceramics class offered through Rockford Community Education. She said the class would be a perfect Christmas gift for that person you know who is hard to shop for.

Berta featured on NPR’s ‘What Do Ya Know’ by BETH ALTENA   Jerry Berta is well known in Rockford for his dining-car fame, having purchased and operated Rosie’s Diner for years. Now in the hands of owners Randy and Jonelle Roest, the diner is still associated with Berta. Less well known is that Berta was […]

Rockford donations save 129 lives

Melissa Meitz of Michigan Blood, 1026 Fuller Ave., Grand Rapids, reported that 47 people took the time to donate blood in Rockford on October 4. Of the 47 people who signed in, 43 were able to donate blood that day. Three were first-time donors and the total units of blood has the potential to save […]