Elementary Teacher’s Institute earlier this month


We were honored to be a vendor at this season’s Diocese of Rockford Elementary Teachers’ Institute on Tuesday, October 14, held at Boylan High School.  It was fun to see some old and new friends alike in the Catholic academic community!

We had several tables of educational books, children’s books, games, DVDs and the like all for the possible use in the academic environment.

We raffled off a Fontanini Nativity set worth $150, and the winner was Ann Swartz of Dixon.  Congratulations Ann!

…And we had teachers test their skill at a golf putting challenge, with a $100 Gift Certificate awarded to Rachel Phelps of Rockford.

We had a great day at the Institute and we hope to see all of our educational friends in the months ahead!


As new owners we finally have been able to update this site–and we are grateful for your patience!  Our ownership of the store began in January and we have been working diligently on getting to know many of our customers and the store operations.  What a fun year it has been!

In these first months we have added new inventory, and reworked some aspects of the store layout.    We have big ideas for this site and our sister e-commerce site,   so please feel free to check back often!

We are excited for the upcoming holiday season and have several fun promotions and events planned!  We will be updating this site with news and other fun things in the coming days and weeks.

Thank you for your support of the Vineyard!

Jeff, John, Kim & Kathy