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Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.

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Rogue River Blues on Tuesday Evening

Rogue River Blues on Tuesday Evening
The community is invited on Tuesday evenings to stroll along the White Pine Trial near the dam on Rogue River to the Garden Club Park stage to enjoy some musical entertainment of some of the best blues bands in the area. Tuesday, July 25 brings Joe Johnson & the Blueback’s in from 7-9pm at the Garden Park Stage. Bring the family, your lawn chairs or blankets, along with a picnic and relax under the skies to one of the best blues bands in the area. Visit: www.rockfordmichamber.com for more information on upcoming Tuesday evenings.

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

As more people take their dogs outside to enjoy the summer weather, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is launching its “Always Ask” campaign, sharing safety advice for interacting with dogs. More warm and sunny days means more dogs on the streets, and HSWM believes it’s important that the community knows how to approach dogs to protect themselves and the animals.

“The goal of this campaign is to make a habit of respecting the animal’s needs over our own,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director at HSWM. “Animals, especially dogs, have boundaries just like humans and simply need their space. They will let you know if they don’t want to interact by giving basic cues.”

HSWM provides the following tips when meeting a dog:

Start of Summer Celebration Returns this Weekend

Start of Summer Celebration Returns this Weekend

For the 49th year, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce invites the community to this Start of Summer Celebration!

Community families can enjoy the school year coming to a close and the start of the summer with fun activities, live entertainment, a parade, carnival rides, food, music and more.

A special Community Night for residents takes place on Thursday, June 8 from 5pm-11pm to say thank you for a great year. The Summer Celebration takes place Friday, June 9 from 5:00pm-9:30pm and Saturday, June 10 from noon–9:30pm in downtown Rockford.

Visit www.rockfordmichamber.com for details & prices.

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Rockford Farmers Market

Rockford Farmers Market

America’s favorite Farmers Market of 2011 is starting up again for 2017!

Farm market enthusiast are invited to visit the heart of downtown Rockford, located in the South Squires Street Parking lot, off of Main Street on Saturdays, May 6 – October 28. The market will be open in May and October from 9:00am – 1:00pm and all months in between are open from 8:00am – 1:00pm.

Don’t miss the opportunity to check out a number of vendors, floral designs, great things to eat, along with seasonal produce.

Visit: www.rockfordmichamber.com

Elzinga & Volkers Completes $3.2 Million Renovation of Hope Church

Elzinga & Volkers Completes $3.2 Million Renovation of Hope Church

Elzinga & Volkers (E&V), a leading provider of construction management services, announced today the firm has completed a $3.2 million renovation of Hope Church located at 77 W 11th St. in Holland. The project included a 10,000-square-foot renovation of the youth area, nursery, gathering area, meeting rooms and administrative offices, and a 3,900-square-foot chapel addition provides an alternate worship area for parishioners.

The project, which began in April 2016, will be revealed to the community on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. The celebration will begin with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony and conclude with an open house featuring group tours.

Study Highlights Continual Upward Growth of Online Education

Study Highlights Continual  Upward Growth of Online Education

Across the country, enrollment in online learning has increased by 80% the past five years, with more than 2.7 million students currently choosing online learning. In a recent study by Research and Markets, virtual learning is expected to become even more prominent in the future. Across Michigan, schools such as Michigan Connections Academy (MICA) and Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA) – statewide, tuition-free, public online schools – are meeting the growing demand from students and families.