‘Icon of Americana’ to be auctioned April 26

SIGN OF CHANGE—The online auction of Rosie’s Diner, two other diners and 4.5 acres on 14 Mile Road is advertised. The historic Rosie’s is a piece of American history, which our country has followed for nearly 100 years.

Rosie’s, two other diners, open at $25,000 by BETH ALTENA With an opening bid of $25,000, online bidders can have a chance to own a piece of American history as Rosie’s, two other diners and a mini-golf course on four-and-a-half acres at 4500 14 Mile Road, goes on the auction block. According to Doug Heuker […]

Nationally recognized artist shares talent with Community Ed class

Deb Napieralski is happy with this soap dish she made in Jerry Berta’s new ceramics class offered through Rockford Community Education. She said the class would be a perfect Christmas gift for that person you know who is hard to shop for.

Berta featured on NPR’s ‘What Do Ya Know’ by BETH ALTENA   Jerry Berta is well known in Rockford for his dining-car fame, having purchased and operated Rosie’s Diner for years. Now in the hands of owners Randy and Jonelle Roest, the diner is still associated with Berta. Less well known is that Berta was […]