Local photographer wins Reading Rocks big prize

Nature photographer and Squire web guru Stacy Niedzwiecki was the winner of the big drawing at Reading Rocks in Rockford festival, in its second year. Rockford Rotary Club’s festival, designed to promote reading, included a drawing for a big prize basket, which contained a Kindle reading device and other reading-related goodies. Congratulations, Stacy!

Work underway, funding needed for pavilion remodel

Staff of Nugent Builders, including past Rockford Rotary President Rick Schroeder, begin work on a remodel of the Rotary Pavilion  in downtown Rockford. Sponsorships to the project are still available. To find out more call Rick at Nugent at (616) 866-7663.

Building is at the heart of downtown  by BETH ALTENA Visit downtown Rockford any day of the week and you are likely to find people hanging out in the Rotary Pavilion, reading a book, eating or talking. On any given weekend in the summer—and sometimes in the winter—the building will be the site of an […]

Patent attorney offers advice about keeping ‘secret sauce’

Dan Girdwood of the Grand Rapids Inventors Network speaks before Rockford Rotarians earlier this year. He explained the differences between patents, trademarks and copyrights and what potential inventors should consider before trying to make money with an idea or invention.

Inventors need more than good idea  by BETH ALTENA Dan Girdwood, Grand Rapids patent attorney, was a speaker before Rockford Rotary Club members, offering good advice on how to plan and promote an invention without giving up the “secret sauce.” Girdwood said he specializes in the field of intellectual property issues, a field of endeavor […]

SCHOOL BEAT

Rockford Rotary, Rockford schools celebrate reading  by DR. RYAN KELLEY Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Rockford Public Schools An important skill to develop at an early age is reading, as it is the foundation for all future learning. There is truth in the saying, “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Recognizing this, the Rockford Rotary Club […]

STRIVE scholarships announced

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Rockford Rotary Club and Rockford High School are proud to announce this year’s recipients of the STRIVE scholarship. Angelina Lipzinski and Alicia Walter are seen here with their mentors, Candy Lancioni and Pat Schaub. Rockford Rotary awarded each graduating senior with a $1,200 scholarship for their college. To date, 41 seniors have participated in STRIVE. […]