Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Obituary – Pat O'Donnell, longtime Cherry Valley Township Highway Commissioner

Pat O'Donnell, who had served as Cherry Valley Township Highway Commissioner since 1979, passed away September 4, 2014 after a brief illness. Pat was loved by many. My condolences to Lois and family. Services are being held today, Tuesday, September 9, 2014. 

More information about the services at:

http://fitzgeraldfuneralhome.tributes.com/obituary/show/Pat-O-Donnell-101664089

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

12U Rockford Big Dogs travel baseball team tryouts Saturday, Sept 6, 2014

12U Rockford Big Dogs travel baseball team tryouts Saturday, Sept 6, 2014

12u Whitledge will host their tryouts on September 6th at 10 am. Tryouts will be at Haws Park in Roscoe, 11588 Cedarbrook Rd.

Call 815-289-3479 with any questions.


For registration and more information, visit:

Please fill out registration form "12u Whitledge"

and




Sunday, August 31, 2014

Meet John Doe: Labor unions gave us Labor Day and longer life spans

Meet John Doe: Labor unions gave us Labor Day and longer life spans
By Paul Gorski
According to the U.S. Department of Labor website, http://www.dol.gov/laborday/history.htm: “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. … The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on Sept. 5, 1883.”

This history was apparently news to some Rockford City Council members as they recently debated whether to issue a permit for this year’s Labor Day Parade. Yes, organized labor worked to create and sponsor the Labor Day holiday for more than 100 years...

Read the full article at:

http://rockrivertimes.com/2014/08/27/meet-john-doe-labor-unions-gave-us-labor-day-and-longer-life-spans/

Tech-Friendly: Should I upgrade my Mac OS X?

Tech-Friendly: Should I upgrade my Mac OS X?

By Paul Gorski

Reader Nicole Montgomery asked for my opinion whether she should upgrade her Mac OS. Read her request and comments at http://rockrivertimes.com/2014/07/01/tech-friendly-apple-releases-security-updates-and-bug-fixes-for-mavericks-and-ios-7/.

Apple updates the Mac OS very often, issuing a major upgrade about every 18 months, with minor patches in between. Sometimes these upgrades are not so “major,” but do bring a few useful new features or bug fixes. Over the past few years, these upgrades have fixed, or created, problems with the Mail.app, Wi-Fi connectivity, and corporate file server connections. More often, Apple updates a service, like iCloud, or an app, like Pages or Keynote, that requires a Mac OS upgrade, whether you want to upgrade...

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