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- Tree-lighting festival kicks off holiday season in Machesney Park
- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
This week in the Times: Eric Bohrman
Vitals: Eric Bohrman, 27, is originally from Lubbock, Texas. Bohrman has lived in Rockford for the last six years. He is employed as a roofing contractor. In his spare time, Bohrman enjoys fishing, boating and hunting.
1. Do you plan to take advantage of the Rock River Valley’s many parks and natural areas with the arrival of warmer temperatures? Absolutely. I fish a lot, so I can pretty much spend most of my summer between the Kishwaukee and Rock rivers. There’s good fishing in both, and either is a great place to spend a Saturday or Sunday.
2. What three things do you enjoy the most about Rockford? Well, there are good bars with live music downtown, the parks and natural areas like the bike path, and Steve’s Maid-Rite sandwich shop in Loves Park.
3. Do you feel that a switch to year-round schooling would help or hurt a child’s educational success? That’s a tough one. I have heard that it’s worked in some areas, but failed in others. It would seem like the kids would retain more knowledge, but I bet they wouldn’t be too willing to give up their summer break. Personally, I preferred not going year-round.
4. Are you a Cubs or White Sox fan, and why? Neither. I’m a Houston Astros fan. No matter where I move to, I’ll always be a ’Stros fan.
5. Question from last week’s “This week in The Times” participant, Stephanie Ingram: Which do you prefer, dogs or cats? Dogs, for sure. You really don’t get that much back from a cat. It seems like you just feed it and try to stay out of its way until it wants you to pet it. Dogs have a personality, and they seem to like us humans more than cats do.
“This week in The Times” is a weekly survey of people selected by The Rock River Times staff. The column does not accept unsolicited submissions.
From the June 2-8, 2010 issue