Art, music, nature at Art in the Park

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Take the opportunity to enjoy one of Rockford’s last summer festivals before the three weekends of Harvest Festival kick off the fall. On Saturday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Rockford Area Arts Commission will be hosting its annual juried art sale and exhibition in Garden Club Park.   Organizer Susie Clements said […]

Wolverine tannery demolition underway

The office and Pig Procurement building is coming down, the first of all the Wolverine Tannery buildings which will be demolished at the complex on Main Street. 	photo by Greg Young

Company offers reassurance on safety precautions Readers have continued to express concerns over the safety of the demolition of the 100-plus year-old tannery in downtown Rockford. The Squire contacted Wolverine and asked that some of the concerns be addressed again. The following are points of the work plan prepared by Pitch Inc. and comments from […]

Lucky reader wins Kindle at Reading Rocks festival

Betsey Bolek is thrilled with the Kindle and basket of “reading treats” she won during the annual Rotary Reading Rocks in Rockford festival.

When the Rockford Rotary Club called Char Bouwkamp at D&W Fresh Market to ask if D&W would be involved in the annual reading festival, Reading Rocks in Rockford, Char responded, “Absolutely!” D&W Foods provided a Kindle Electronic Reader to be used for a drawing at Krause Memorial Library on the day of the festival. “The […]

New store offers locally-made gifts, candy bouquets

Karen’s Candy and Gifts owner Karen Elliott with Jill Nelson, who works with Elliott in the shop.  John Campbell, Nelson’s father, is a woodcarver and has handmade wood gifts on display and for sale in the store.  Elliott is interested in displaying more locally-made art for sale.

Karen’s Candy and Gifts owner Karen Elliott is thrilled with her shop location at 8450 Algoma Avenue NE, Suite C near Little Sack Grocery off Ten Mile Road. She is also happy to open a shop that offers a unique product—candy and silk floral bouquets—and locally-crafted items for gifts or home. Her store opened on […]

Second-grader donates hair to Locks of Love

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Rebecca Loker, 7, a second-grader at Roguewood Elementary School, is in the Spanish Immersion program. She has a very big heart and decided to donate her hair to a sick little girl who did not have hair. Loker had her hair cut at Design 1 on Plainfield and donated nine inches to Locks of Love.