Deli and catering business celebrates anniversary

Twisted-Vine

Twisted Vine’s Laura DeWilde ‘always thinking of something new’  A business is never finished with the process of experimenting and evolving, and this is good news for diners in Rockford. Twisted Vine’s owner Laura DeWilde Cummings recently celebrated the one year anniversary of her cafe and catering business located at 51Bridge Street in downtown Rockford. “I […]

After Hours features Mini Taste of Rockford

Polly VonEschen of Polly’s Passions and Jayne Wolf of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen stand behind a display of Polly’s candies.

DreamMaker showrooms, delicious food at networking by BETH ALTENA Bill and Jayne Wolf of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen know how to host a networking event. The September 12 Rockford Chamber After Hours held at the showrooms, 4658 West River Drive in Comstock Park, featured games for prizes and a Mini Taste of Rockford with samples […]

BowDacious, Candle Shop consolidate under one roof

Meg Franz, owner of BowDacious, The Candle Shop and Burlap-n-Rags, is moving all merchandise to the BowDacious store, 27A North Main Street, Rockford.

Candle Shop, Burlap-n-Rags leave location after 32 years  by BETH ALTENA Shoppers will no longer be able to find The Candle Shop and Burlap-n-Rags at the little red store at 52 Courtland Street in downtown Rockford, but will soon find the inventory from those two businesses at 27A North Main Street, where Meg Franz has […]

Art Capsule bigger, better despite rainy weather

Studio D2D’s Dan DeWard created this tribute to Rockford athletes. A young visitor to the studio admires the work.

Jeff Lewis, chair of the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) and the idea guy who came up with Rockford’s Art Capsule event, said more people voted on the 30 local art displays in 2011 than in the first year. “We had a thousand votes, which was more than last year,” Lewis said. This year’s event, […]

Relax with a picnic without the work

Laura DeWilde of Twisted Vine  shows off a new Bridge Street Baskets picnic now available at her restaurant.

Twisted Vine to offer complete picnic basket bundle What could be more hometown America than an afternoon picnic complete with a tablecloth to throw down on the grass, delicious food, beverage and dessert? Now Rockford shoppers can take a break from finding great deals downtown and enjoy a relaxing meal from Twisted Vine, complete with […]