Rockford Michigan

Rockford returns to roots as Tree City

May 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 town as a National Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA. Valley [...]

Rockford man’s car is star in Hollywood movie

November 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

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

Holiday Enchantment — November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

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

November 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 to the [...]

Obituaries, October 22, 2009

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 on the Rogue River in Rockford for 34 years. Ruth was born [...]
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