gene parker

The Best Tortellini Soup Ever
On a cold day, there's nothing like some home-made soup to warm you up. My wife makes the best Tortellini Soup ever. It's so easy even I can make it.
Matt Giraud Visits The River
West Michigan's American Idol Matt Giraud paid Kim Carson a visit Wednesday.  Matt updated us and sang a few songs live including, The Christmas Song and an original song.
Rockford Christmas Parade
Next to Santa Claus, children are the stars of the 67th annual Rockford Christmas Parade.   Saturday's event featured many holiday costumed brownie's, girl scouts, cub scouts and boy scouts.  Also featured were the Rockford High School Marching Band, the State Champion Girls Lacr…
Deck The Desk For Holidays
The lights are up outside, the tree is trimmed inside, but have you decorated your work area?  Alot of West Michigan workplaces allow for festive decorations for the holidays.
Holland Parade of Lights Nov 30
Santa Claus arrived in Holland Tuesday night during the annual Parade of Lights.  The Jolly Holiday fellow was accompanied by bands, floats, vehicles and people ..all decorated in holiday Lights. Hundreds of folks lined the streets of downtown Holland to greet Santa...
WM Marching Bands Compete!
The Michigan Competing Band Associations State Finals were held November 6, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit.  After months  and many hours of practice, several marching bands from West Michigan were ready to make their schools proud!  Here are snippets  from six  area schools competing; Grandville, Hu…
The Promise Delivered!
It was 1978.  I just graduated from high school and I was going to Michigan State University when I first heard Bruce Springsteen’s  Darkness on the Edge of Town. I’d heard of Springsteen before, right?  Didn’t he do Born to run?  Wasn’t he the guy who o…