Rockford

Pinstripes and Polka Dots reopens in Rockford

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

By Beth Altena Tracy McKay, owner of Pinstripes and Polka Dots, is back for round two with her children’s clothing and furnishing consignment store. The shop is now located at 120 Courtland, across from Cinco de Mayo. McKay is pictured in front of a hand-made display rack which is an actual birch tree. “I’m excited to be back,” said Tracy McKay, the former and now [...]

Burch Body Works building – going, going, gone

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL   A Pitsch Company excavating crane gingerly removes a huge 60 ft. long, 8,000-pound, steel support girder from the partially razed Burch Body Works building. With air quality monitors surrounding the property and an onsite representative from The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) present, Pitsch Companies, last [...]

Planning Commission asks public for input on development

March 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Planning Commission will be holding a public open house on Thursday, March 17, between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the Rockford City Hall. The purpose of the open house will be to review and discuss proposed amendments to the City’s Land Use Master Plan for an identified subarea. The subarea includes that part of the City from the Wolverine World [...]

Letters to the Editor—April 29, 2010

April 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

Home grown scientist comments on climate column With regards to changes in the frequency and intensity of tropical storms over time, the status of current research is, as you note, inconclusive. The problem of extracting definitive conclusions from the data is complicated by many factors, including the evolution (and variety) of measurement techniques, gaps in the [...]

Rockford’s Heckman returns with billboards for ArtPrize

September 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

Cancer-stricken artist vows ‘If it’s the last thing I do’ Rockford artist Mark Heckman refuses to be down in the mouth about his health when winning ArtPrize could give him another shot at realizing his dream of creating a lasting monument to Grand Rapids. Heckman has adopted a tooth fairy persona for ArtPrize. Heckman, who is battling stage III non-Hodgkins [...]
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