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Gone Fishing for Thanksgiving

One time Eric went fishing, and now Thanksgiving for hundreds of people is no longer a painful holiday.

Eric Fishe has been a Rockford Mass Transit District Paratransit Driver for 18 years. He noticed when he was driving some of people to their doctor appointments, that was the only social interaction they had. So, he started The Fish-Abled Foundation…

Produced by Pablo Korona
Second Camera: Elizabeth Kris Theiss
Music: Zach Staas, Daniel Pingrey, and Jason Kaye

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Band Grandpas

Dr Arnie Rosen thought, “…when I retire I want to be a ‘Band Grandpa’.” This was an idea that he formed in his head, and didn’t actually become a thing until he and the Rockford Public Schools ( RPS 205 ) sat down together. Other “Band Grandpas” signed on, and this is the story of its first steps…
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Family Trees

Mike’s father opened Edwards Apple Orchard in Poplar Grove when Mike was around 5. When Mike Edwards opened his own Edwards Apple Orchard West, his son Brian was 6 months old. Brian, and his two sisters Kari and Kristin, hope to continue the Edwards family tradition — until the Great Lakes Basin Railroad proposal happened. See what this family, these Family Trees, did when this application to the National Transporation Board was submitted.
And if you’re curious about their donuts, you can watch to see how an apple goes from tree to cider to donut.

Produced by Pablo Korona
Asst Edit : Zach Stass
Second Shooter & Production Asst.: Elizabeth Kris Theiss
Music: Zach Staas, Daniel Pingrey, and Jason Kaye