FOR SALE Chairs—two living room chairs without arms, good for reupholstering. One living room chair multi-color checked. $20 each. Call 1-616-422-3118 or e-mail email@example.com. p36 ______________________ GARAGE SALES Huge garage sale—8938 13 Mile Rd., Rockford, between Myers Lake and Ramsdell. Great selection of large size clothing 2xl-5xl. Numerous household items, exercise equip, furniture, many handicap items. Great prices! Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. p36 ______________________ Yard Sale—Hope Community Church, 7000 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford. Friday, Sept. 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. p36 ______________________ Rockford—Multi-family sales in Evergreen Meadows, near RHS, enter from Kroes or Childsdale, 3824 and 3700 Fraser St., 3684, 3695 and 3792 Windwood Dr. Variety of items for sale including kids clothing sizes newborn to 12/14 boys and girls, toys, books, sports equipment, Christmas decor, Halloween costumes, furniture, mini fridge, lawnmower, 8hp woodchipper and much more! Friday, Sept. 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. p36 ______________________ SERVICES Do you want a sparkling clean home weekly, every other week, or just a one-time cleaning? Give me a call! I can also help with gardening. References available. Call (616) 433-8124. ftfn ______________________ LOST AND FOUND LOST—Maltese Shih Tzu mix, black and white, female, 9 months old. Last seen in the Rockford Village neighborhood. (616) 401-6422. f35 ______________________ FOUND—socket wrench set found in the Courtland and 10 Mile area. Call to identify. (616) 874-9557. f33 ______________________ LOST—men’s Trek bicycle, 26″, gray and silver. It was taken from our home in the 13 Mile and Summit area. Please call (616) 866-4731. f32 ______________________ FOUND—iPod Touch in downtown Rockford. Call to identify with first name and passcode. (616) 874-2067. f32 ______________________ LOST—7-year-old female cat. Declawed, tiger-striped, multi-color white, brown and black. Last seen July 15 in the Algoma and 13 Mile area. Reward. Please call (616) 292-4775. f31 ______________________ LOST—VW remote key on the White Pine Trail near Belmont. (616) 401-7363. f28 ______________________ FOUND—jacket in downtown Rockford. Call to identify (616) 916-6778. f27 ______________________ LOST—Yorkie terrier, dark brown. Last seen near Porter Hallow Dr. NE. Reward. Call (616) 438-5718. f27 ______________________ FOUND—beautiful heirloom-looking locket […]
September 8 2011
by REBECCA FINNERAN In my book, few things can top a morning stroll around Kent County’s Pickerel Lake-Fred Meijer Nature Preserve. Dewey cattails, the occasional call of an owl, and graceful, white swans slipping through the unbroken mirror of water are things we sometimes equate with a spring-fed, mountain lake. Unknown to many, this Kent County park is a jewel that is right here in our own back yard! Located just a few miles from Grand Rapids, many folks come to Pickerel to enjoy nature but few really know the hidden treasures that lie within its boundaries. To celebrate this pristine beauty and lend a helping hand at educating the public on bringing nature to your own back yard, an event has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “Discover Pickerel Lake!” is a cooperative project between Michigan State University (MSU) Extension and Kent County Parks and is organized by a cadre of nature-lovin’ volunteers by both groups. According to Ginny Wanty, coordinator for the MSU Extension “Master Naturalist” program, anyone who loves the out-of-doors will want to partake in this event which is designed for families and folks of all ages. While hiking around the two-mile loop at the water’s edge, kids can complete an “eye spy” scavenger hunt as well as listen to 12 narrated stations with adult volunteer educators. Kids who complete their scavenger hunt will be entered into a drawing for a free “Discover!” t-shirt. Wanty said that folks will be delighted to observe waterfowl, woodland birds and wild turkey, chipmunks, deer and, yes, even beaver during this event. “Few people realize that beaver are a part of the Bear Creek watershed, let alone are found so close to home,” Wanty said. The beaver’s elusive nature makes them hard to see during the daylight hours but in the fall, you may see them sliding through the water on a quiet morning or early evening. Evidence of the beaver activity is quite a sight, said Wanty, with those characteristic “pointed” tree stumps and large twig shelters at the south end of the lake. Besides home to beaver, the post depression era system of dams and engineered […]
The Rockford Rams girls volleyball team recently picked up momentum, striding to a perfect 7-0 record in action at Holland Christian on August 30 and East Kentwood on August 31. The Rams improved their overall record to 13-5 and will move into OK Red action on September 8 at West Ottawa. The Rams will then be tested again in the EK Classic on Saturday, Sept. 10.