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The importance of healthy insects

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

80% of what we eat is pollinated by insects. Creston neighbor, Caroline, reports on what we can do to reconstruct and preserve diverse insect habitats.

My Furnace Adventure: Part three

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

This is Part Three in a series about the Grand Rapids Housing Rehabilitation and Grant Program. Part One told of Sharon’s broken furnace that led to her interest in the program. Part Two talked about the application process. This installment discusses working with the city and choosing a contractor.

Andy Angelo Press Club experiences art, music in downtown Grand Rapids

by Andy Angelo Press Club

Youth reporters visited Art.Downtown 2014 and attended the La Dispute concert at The Pyramid Scheme.

Free workshop connects residents to public safety resources

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Creston neighbors learned easy tips for home safety, how to get involved in neighborhood watch programs and resources available through the fire department.

GAAH Press Club goes ice skating, creates art

by Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center

The GAAH Press Club had the opportunity to go ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle and do crafts at the GRAM. Here they write about their experiences.

Breakdancing group Aerial Tactic finds future through dancing

by Whitney Pavlica

Through practicing as a group at Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities and doing live performances, the boys of Aerial Tactic are getting out of their houses and staying active.

My furnace adventure: Part two

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

This is part two in a series about the Grand Rapids Housing Rehabilitation and Grant Program. Part one told of Sharon Zils' broken furnace that led to her interest in the program. This installment talks about the application process.

Large snowpack leads to concern over heightened spring flood levels

by John Wiegand

Scientists and city officials speak about the large amount of snow and pervasive cold temperatures and their effect on Grand River water levels come spring.

"It's priceless, and it's free"

by LINC News Bureau | Lifting up the voice of the community.

One young woman's journey to a career helping others, a story that would not have happened without the DREAM Act and an employment coach turned friend.

My furnace adventure, part one

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Self defined as part of the "working poor," Creston neighbor describes her experiences replacing her furnace in the cold of spring.

Living green: Help save the monarchs

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Where are all the monarch butterflies going? What can we do to stop them from disappearing?

Andy Angelo Press Club meets Sonia Manzano

by Andy Angelo Press Club

This month, students from the Andy Angelo Press Club were inspired by Latina actress and author Sonia Manzano, best known for her role as Maria on Sesame Street.

Local History: North Park Bridge

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Read about the North Park bridge and where it is now. Chances are you didn't even know you've walked on it lately.

"Attendance + Effort = Success."

by LINC News Bureau | Lifting up the voice of the community.

Attendance is key to academic success—and so is celebrating the students who are working hard and coming to school! Attendance celebrations have been taking place in all of the GRPS & Believe 2 Become Hope Zones, and the importance of making every day count is the rallying cry.

Project Neighborhood houses: a neighborly endeaver

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Linnea, a student from Calvin College, describes her experiences living at the Project Calvin House.

Taking a serious look at the future of the Black community in GR

by LINC News Bureau | Lifting up the voice of the community.

A recent symposium in Grand Rapids brought together a panel of prominent community leaders to discuss the future of the black community. They discussed issues, obstacles, situations and most importantly solutions.

Community Spotlight: Brian Beard

by LINC News Bureau | Lifting up the voice of the community.

A few words from a community member on the importance of being involved. He speaks to the changes he sees in his local GRPS schools now that more doors are open for parents to get even more involved.

Welcoming Dizzy Dog to the neighborhood

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Creston native starts business in the neighborhood.

Circle Theatre's Aladdin receives mixed reviews, favorable recommendations from Press Club

by Andy Angelo Press Club

The Andy Angelo Press Club watch the play Aladdin and offer their reviews.