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Sietsema Orchards to host fruit tree planting workshop

Submitted 03-18-2014 under NEWS

A morning of free workshops for those interested in growing fruit trees is scheduled for March 22 at the Sietsema Orchards.


Rediscovering Merze Tate: A remarkable African-American woman who grew up in our own backyard

Submitted 03-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Discover how an African-America girl growing up in rural Michigan during the early 1900s overcame hurdles to achieve phenomenal success as an educator, world traveler and more -- an amazing story almost lost in the dusty archives at WMU.


Women at the Bar: Grand Rapids Attorneys in the 1870s - 1970s

Submitted 03-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

Learn about the pioneering female attorneys in Grand Rapids who were among the first to venture into the male-dominated legal profession in a presentation March 13 by GVSU professor Ruth Stevens.


Paws With A Cause recruits runners & fundraisers for Fifth Third River Bank Run

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Come walk, run, roll, and fundraise with Paws With A Cause at the upcoming Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 10, 2014.


More than metal: Gazelle Girl celebrates VIP Charm Tour winner

Submitted 02-27-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Gazelle Girl VIP Charm Tour winner Cassidy Munger took a behind the scenes look at Terryberry's manufacturing facility to watch the 2014 charm take shape.


Pilot Malt House aims to bring Michigan breweries closer to a pure Michigan brew

Submitted 01-17-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Located in Jenison, Michigan, Pilot Malt House seeks to provide locally grown and produced malt for breweries in Grand Rapids and beyond.


Snowy owls flock to West Michigan

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

The snowy owl, a bird native to the Arctic region, is once again making appearances in West Michigan. Several sightings of the majestic bird have been reported and have prompted curiosity as to why the bird is flying so far south.


Reducing feline overpopulation, one stray at a time

Submitted 12-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Local non-profit Carol's Ferals helps to reduce feline overpopulation in Western Michigan


What's On Tap: December 5-11

Submitted 12-05-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Visit your local breweries this week to have a cold one and discover some new music.


Grand Rapids art family joins under one roof

Submitted 11-18-2013 under NEWS

Forest Hills Fine Art Center brings 10 years of artists and their exhibits together for one night in their gallery.