- Boys’ basketball holiday tournament tips off tonight
- Ribbon-cutting for Children’s Holiday Shoppe Nov. 26; shop is open Nov. 29-Dec. 21
- Rockford Rescue Mission invites community to Thanksgiving banquet Nov. 26
- Rockton’s new business district welcomes family owned Dr. Detail U.S. Cellular
- 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition winners named
- Open house for new library executive director tonight
- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
Where are the River District Holiday lights?
By Frank Schier
Editor & Publisher
As several folks have pointed out to The Rock River Times, the city seems to have been captured by an inter-governmental agreement between the Grinch and Scrooge.
Anti-mall-removal folks say holiday lights cannot be hung on trees no longer there. However, many trees (and businesses) still await holiday illumination on the rest of Main Street and on the other streets in the River District. What’d ya say—if the city can’t hang holiday decorations, why can’t we businesses just do it ourselves? At least, we can light up our storefronts.
From all of us here at The Rock River Times, happy holidays, and may all your fondest wishes appear under your tree, in your businesses and in an excellent New Year! Let’s light this place up!
From the Dec. 9-15, 2009 issue