Obituaries, October 22, 2009

Fry Mrs. Ruth Stow Fry, age 90, died peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at Porter Hills Retirement Community from complications of a stroke she suffered on October 6, 2009. For the past 12 years she resided there with her husband, Richard. Prior to moving to Porter Hills, Ruth and Dick lived in their home […]

Jerusalem-bound pilgrims walk through Rockford

JOURNEY—Petra Wolf and Mike Metras pass through Rockford on their walk to Jerusalem.

by RICK ZECK Have you heard the expression: “We need to stop and smell the roses,” which refers to our crazy fast-paced lifestyle and how we sometimes miss the small things in life? Monday, September 21, without any fanfare, a very curious couple walked through Rockford. They not only smell the roses, but look for […]

Simply Massage offers membership package for affordable care

Enjoying the healthful and physically beneficial value of massage therapy is more affordable than ever, thanks to a new membership concept offered by Simply Massage, 6575 Belding Road, Rockford. According to owners Heidi and Scott Oostdyk the idea of paying a low membership fee—only $45 per month— for a monthly massage and special family rates […]

Do-it-yourself versus hire a pro

Michelle Wise

  Rockford photographer discusses elements of professional portraits by MICHELLE WISE owner, Wise Photography  So how’s business? How have digital cameras affected the market for the professional photographer? Sure, I get the phone call once in a great while: “We’re canceling our aappointment because we’re trying to save money,” or “We’re going to give our […]

Help Rockford celebrate the upcoming Harvest Festival

Rockford merchants, are you hosting an attraction (musician, magician, clown mascot, etc.), during this year’s Harvest Festival the last weekend of September and the first two weekends of October? Help the Rockford Chamber get the word out by emailing your information to: benda@rockfordmichamber.com.