Ice sculpture contest winners receive prizes

Jeannie Marvin of Sage & Roses (left) and Karen Rasmussen of J.T. Stitchery & Frame Shop (center) present McKenzie Szalai (right) with her contest prizes. McKenzie was one of this year’s Ice Festival contest winners, guessing 3,000 for the number of objects in a sculpture.

On February 25, the Ice Festival contest winners came into Rockford to receive their prizes from the “Michigan Mitten” Ice Sculpture put on by J.T. Stitchery, Sage & Roses and Vitale’s. The winner for the “guess the number of objects in the sculpture” was McKenzie Szalai. The total number of objects was 3,183, and McKenzie […]

StayCation offers plenty of reasons not to leave town

Christine Gault of A Charmed Life andPolly VonEschen of Baskets in the Belfry shows off the prize package that one lucky winner will receive from a Girlfriends StayCation in downtown Rockford.

Women just back from spring break vacation now have plenty of reasons to stick around town, at least on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16. If you are one of the out-of-towners who frequent the downtown shopping district, this is a great time to spend a few days here as well. The Heart of […]

Sage & Roses celebrates fifth anniversary in Rockford

Jeannie Marvin and her daughter Andrea Knoper love to welcome visitors to the beauty of nature in Marvin’s store, Sage & Roses Dried Floral and Gift Shop.

Proprietor has always had an interest in nature When the harsh day-to-day of a corporate job wore on Jeannie Marvin, she toyed with the idea of giving up her career of many years in management. It wasn’t until she realized people were willing to pay for the dried florals, wreaths and bouquets she created that […]