Local man keeps troops S.A.F.E. in Iraq

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A Rockford man is making a big difference for our soldiers in Iraq. And he doesn’t even carry a weapon. Leslie Wayne Sims, a Master Electrician employed by Stanley Consultants, is serving as a member of Task Force S.A.F.E. The 47-year-old’s daily job is the safety of service members and civilians in Iraq. Task Force […]

Memories of early Start of Summer

NEW TO SEE AND DO—There will be plenty of repeat favorites such as tours of the Little Red Schoolhouse (Saturday from 12:30 to 3 p.m., it's free) and the band Outer Vibe (Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion) at Start of Summer. Among the new events this year is a visit by Elvis to the new American Legion hall, 330 Rockford Park Drive (off Northland Drive). Elvis—with special guest Tom Jones—will appear on Friday, June 12, with doors to open at 7 p.m. and show time at 8 p.m. (for the two-hour show). Karaoke to follow in lounge. Prior to show enjoy a patio barbecue at the lounge, open to the public all day. Tickets are just $10.

by Tom Lindquist The Start of Summer celebration is in its 41st year this year and is undeniably one of the most popular downtown annual events. It was not always the power-packed event we will see this weekend.  In the 1950s Rockford’s had a row of booths and about four rides on Squire Street and […]

Local woman wins first body-building competition

Local resident Kerry Foley is named champion in her first body-building competition.

Local resident Kerry Foley is named champion in her first body-building competition. For Kerry Foley, fitness is her business as well as a way of life. Foley is a fit pro trainer at Snap Fitness, owns a physical fitness training business, and is a yoga instructor at Rhythm Dance Center in Belmont. When a client […]

Candlestone Golf and Resort gets facelift

by Scott Yeomans The Candlestone Golf and Resort was built in the early 1970′s, in the middle of an apple orchard, with just a restaurant and hotel. In 1978 the golf course, which is considered to be one of Jerry Mathews’ best designs, was built. Since taking over the Resort in 2008 the new owners […]

HEART of Rockford Business Association Green Bag of HEARTS promotion to continue

Stroll through downtown Rockford on the third Wednesday of the month and chances are you’ll see plenty of people carrying a celery green bag. This eye catching tote made of recycled material is more than a handy way to haul your purchases. The bag is in fact a promotion offered by the downtown HEART of […]