Rockford returns to roots as Tree City

Valley Views Green Team plants 40 red maples as the city’s last step to be a Tree City USA.

William Thornton would be proud of Rockford today. In 1856 the civil engineer was given the job of platting the Village of Laphamville and Thornton made sure the village, which would one day become Rockford, had lots of trees. On Friday, April 30, Rockford took the final step in a process that will qualify the […]

Rockford man’s car is star in Hollywood movie

STAR CAR—(left) Tim and Julie Lenon make an appearance at the New York City premiere of “My One and Only.”

  It is most common to think of movie stars, as people—individuals such as Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks or Will Smith. Did you ever think that a movie star could be a “what,” not a “who?” Remember the 2000 movie, “Gone in 60 Seconds”? The car, a modified 1967 Shelby GT—prettied up for the movie […]

Holiday Enchantment — November 18, 2009

Heart of Rockford businesses kick off holidays Healthcare product drive to benefit North Kent Service Center clients Grand Rapids ranks as one of the nation’s more philanthropic communities, and Rockford is certainly well-known for its support of charity events, food drives, faith-based initiatives, and support of nonprofits near and far. This rings especially true at […]

Rockford Register — November 11, 2009

Wednesday, Nov. 11 Fred Meijer Book-Signing Event—7 p.m. at North Rockford Middle School auditorium, 397 E. Division (10 Mile Rd.), Rockford. Meet the authors of “Fred Meijer: Stories of His Life” and special guest Fred Meijer. There will be a short program, after which books may be purchased. Sponsored by Rockford Area Historical Society. Free and open […]

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 […]