More Storm Damage

Photo by KAREN SALYER

One rainy day can do a lot. The White Pine Trail was not spared the effects of a violent downpour Monday, May 31 that flooded streets and homes. Parts of the trail were washed right out and other sections suffered serious damage.

Monorail installed over White Pine Trail

The new White Pine Monorail passes south of the Rockford station.

‘This will generate considerable revenue Michigan needs now’ State planners last September approved installation of an Amtrack monorail over the White Pine Trail, a project that is now open for public use. “This will generate considerable revenue Michigan needs now,” said a state spokesman during the unveiling ceremony held Thursday, April 1. Friends of the […]

Fred Meijer ups ante in support of trail

GIFT—Handing over a gift from one who is “Pure Michigan,” Fred Meijer, are (l–r) Meijer Foundation officials Rob VerHeulen and Mike Julien, along with DNR Parks and Recreation staffers Paul Yauk (planning division), Vicky Anthes (chief of the planning division), and Mary Nardo (manager of the planning unit for parks statewide).

                        by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL For maybe the second time in his life, Dave Heyboer, chairman of the Friends of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail (Friends), was struck speechless. It was Thursday, August 7, and Heyboer had just been presented a check […]

Magic, ice cream part of summer kids’ program

The fourth-grade students at Rockford Public Schools’ (RPS) summer program recently took a bike ride on the White Pine Trail. Their reward was ice cream at Trailside Treats in Belmont. The summer program is held at the RPS administration building. The students go swimming, go on walking and bus field trips, participate in gym, nature, […]