What’s Cookin’ – September 24, 2009

Oktoberfest: A Celebration of Fall by JEANNE BRIGGS If this is your first foray into the wild world of Oktoberfest partying, get ready for a fun-filled ride! Oktoberfest parties are actually quite simple to put together… all you need is a boisterous bunch of friends, a stockpile of German beers, and plenty of belly-pleasing German […]

Main Street with Roger Allen publisher

Some words on words “Teen-agers” is becoming a passé term. More and more I hear this age group referred to as “young adults.” Doesn’t seem like a good substitute to me. Shouldn’t “young adults” be out making a living? I can remember when “young adults” held down serious jobs, got married, and began raising families. […]

Rockford photographer competes in ArtPrize

Award-winning nature photographer and Rockford resident Stacy Niedzwiecki will be competing in ArtPrize 2009. Her Michigan Moments photo series will be displayed at SanChez Bistro, a popular downtown Grand Rapids restaurant located at 38 West Fulton. Niedzwiecki’s images are an inspirational journey through the most picturesque locations in the Great Lakes State, from backyard settings, […]

Harvest Fest—Week one is family fun

Harvest-hayride

Forget high-tech, old-fashioned food and games are best What did kids and adults used to do to have fun? Find out during the three weekends of Harvest Festival in Rockford, starting this Friday with Family Fun Weekend. This year, what is new is what is old as students from the Rockford High School Youth Initiative […]

Cannon clues continue

Last week’s complete clues: 1. Before the river and the rapids you’ll see, figure it out and you’ll find me. 2. To get ahead on your chase, see the local doc without haste. This week’s partial clues: Clue three, part one: A well known anchor may a id… Clue four, part three: …some people cheer.