Winners announced in third annual ArtCapsule in Rockford

BEST IN SHOW—Stacy Niedzwiecki, displayed at Epic Coffee House.

Local talent filled Rockford during the third annual ArtCapsule event in downtown Rockford, and voters picked the winners in each of three categories as well as Best in Show. Local photographer Stacy Niedzwiecki was the overall winner with her photograph earning her Best in Show. In the Photography category Paul Willis, whose work was on […]

Rockford Ace holds Grillin’ Extravaganza

All the way from Kansas City, BBQ expert Rob Russell explaining the finer points of BBQ grilling and smoking.	Photo by STACY NIEDZWIECKI, stacyn.com

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL On a recent Monday evening, “Ace was the place” to be. Pete Kruer, of Rockford Ace Hardware, was hosting his first ever “BBQ Boot Camp” and everyone who had signed on for the evening was in hog heaven! Kruer had secured the services of Rob Russell, a real Kansas City […]

Help send local photographer to Guatemala

Rockford’s own much-awarded and celebrated nature photographer Stacy Niedzwiecki needs your help winning a free photo trip to Guatemala. On an online photoblog contest with over 2,000 entries, she has made it to the top 25 with this photo she took at Shaner Avenue and 11 Mile of a flooded corn field. Log on at rainforestalliance.org and click on link. Perhaps the amazing community that earned Rockford bragging rights to the nation’s best farm market can work a little more magic and help Stacy on her way to a once-in-a-lifetime photo trip. • • •

Rockford’s own much-awarded and celebrated nature photographer Stacy Niedzwiecki needs your help winning a free photo trip to Guatemala. On an online photoblog contest with over 2,000 entries, Stacy’s entry has made it to the top 25 with this photo she took at Shaner Avenue and 11 Mile of a flooded corn field. Log on […]

Healing Fields an ‘epic event’ on 9-11 anniversary

Photo by STACY NIEDZWIECKI

See more photos of the opening day ceremonies online at by Stacy Niedzwiecki on her Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stacyn/sets/72157627508352163

Local photographer wins Reading Rocks big prize

Nature photographer and Squire web guru Stacy Niedzwiecki was the winner of the big drawing at Reading Rocks in Rockford festival, in its second year. Rockford Rotary Club’s festival, designed to promote reading, included a drawing for a big prize basket, which contained a Kindle reading device and other reading-related goodies. Congratulations, Stacy!