Valley View rallies 20,000 donated crayons

“Crayon Beach” children, Heidi and Morgan Ziebarth and Alex and Amanda Hermann participate in Africrans By Amerikids.

Recycling for global needs with Africrans By Amerikids The Africrans By Amerikids project would like to thank Valley View Elementary School students for their amazing participation in their annual end-of-the-year “Great Crayon Melt” crayon drive. Valley View jumped on the Indiana bandwagon as the first Michigan school to participate in the Africrans project with the […]

Family event offers something for everyone

It has been stated that one in 4,000 children will develop a mitochondrial disease by the age of 10 years old (mitoaction.org). My child is the one in 4,000. There is no cure for this disease and most who hear of it have the same response, “What’s mitochondrial disease?” Payton’s Race for a Cure is […]

Healing Field flags still available

Lion Deck Andrejczak shows off the flag, certificate and biography of one of the flags his service club purchased. This flag represents Terrance Aiken, age 30, who died September 11, 2001.

Although the five days of honoring the memory of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the West Michigan Healing Field, is over, opportunities to share in remembering the individuals killed remain. Flags that have not yet been purchased each represent one of the people who died that day. “We don’t want these to just […]

After Hours features Mini Taste of Rockford

Polly VonEschen of Polly’s Passions and Jayne Wolf of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen stand behind a display of Polly’s candies.

DreamMaker showrooms, delicious food at networking by BETH ALTENA Bill and Jayne Wolf of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen know how to host a networking event. The September 12 Rockford Chamber After Hours held at the showrooms, 4658 West River Drive in Comstock Park, featured games for prizes and a Mini Taste of Rockford with samples […]

Harvest, petting zoo a perfect match

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  Youngsters are invited to visit the 10th annual petting zoo at Bishop Hills Elder Care Community, 4951 Eleven Mile Road (behind Our Lady of Consolation Church) in Rockford on Friday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. According to Sue Bodenner, of Bishop Hills, youngsters love petting the variety of creatures brought in […]