Rockford Farm Market is Feeding America

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Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization, has teamed up with our local farmers markets again. Every other Saturday, volunteers have collected fresh produce donated by the people taking advantage of all the wonderful locally grown food sold at the Rockford Farmers Market or by the farmers themselves. They helped collect 626 pounds of […]

Harvest Fest entertainer shares story of life in world of art

Frenz Coffeehouse owner Rich Zeck poses with a caricature of himself created by Louise Bauer. Bauer annually sets up a booth during the three weekends of Harvest Fest, where she can be seen plying her trade in front of the Welcome Center by Great Northern Trading Company.

Visitors to the three weekends of Harvest Fest are sure to enjoy new experiences, but can also find plenty of familiar faces. This year’s three weekends of festivities include the Make-it and Take-it Scarecrow event at the Rockford Historical Museum all three weekends, September 25 and 26, October 2 and 3 and October 9 and […]

Harvest Festival Happenings

Harvest Festival events that take place all three weekends include a pumpkin decorating contest at Sweet Tooth, 53 E. Bridge St., starting at 11 a.m. with judging at 1:30 p.m. Bring your own pumpkin or one will be provided, while they last. Kids of all ages are invited. Another kid favorite is the Make-it Take-it Scarecrow event at the Rockford Historical Society (at the dam).

 

‘Bazaar for All Seasons’ hosted by Bostwick Lake Church

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A handmade, queen-size “Michigan” quilt made by women of Bostwick Lake Congregational Church is one of the items to be raffled at the church’s annual craft show, “A Bazaar for All Seasons.” Each square in the quilt represents something significant to the state of Michigan. The raffle drawing will occur at the end of the […]

Family enjoys “The Little Red Schoolhouse” tour

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On a warm and sunny afternoon, Talia, 8 and Roxanne, 4, along with their mom Amanda Calcagno enjoyed a personal tour of “The Little Red Schoolhouse” (Rounds School), courtesy of Rockford Rotarian Rick Ehinger, who was doing some “tidying up” of this historic local treasure. The schoolhouse has been at its present location since 1960, […]