St. Patrick’s Day

Tradition continues at family business

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

Byrne Electric St. Patrick's Day breakfast/party. Thirty nine years ago, to celebrate their Irish Heritage, Norm and Rosemary Byrne of Byrne Electric decided to do something nice for their employees on St. Patrick’s Day. They invited all of their employees for breakfast at their home. “They set it up in their basement. Everyone was invited,” said [...]

Wearin’ of the Green

March 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF and NANCY HILL Grand Marshal Rob Schaefer waving the Irish Tri-Color flag. GeneAnn Schaefer of Courtland & Main’s Frame and Mat Shop has told us for years that we really should attend the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Conklin, Michigan. So this St. Patrick’s Day (Tuesday morning) the Squire took a 17-mile road trip west of Rockford to [...]