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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Welcoming Dizzy Dog to the neighborhood

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Creston native starts business in the neighborhood.

"You can fix racism!"

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Creston neighborhood reports on the Partners for Racism – Free GR forum

Local food options available in Creston

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Eat healthy. Eat local. Here's how residents of the Creston neighborhood can make that happen right in their own back yard.

After vacation to Grand Rapids over 20 years ago, artist strives for citizenship

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Local artist Erick Picardo has called Grand Rapids home for over 20 years, but faces challenges on the road to citizenship.

Dyer-Ives presents The Interrupters: A Review

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Creston's volunteer reporter Jonathan S. gives his takeaway from the panel discussion and showing of the movie "The Interrupters," as the Grand Rapids community continues to come together to address gang violence in the city.

Creston's changing street names

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

What street do you live on? Does your street hold the secret of a former name?

Please don't feed the ducks

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Living Green in Creston member Amanda outlines reasons that feeding ducks in Riverside Park may be harmful.

Civilian Police Academy offers passport to working culture of police department

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Bureau reporter Elaine describes her experience attending the GRPD's Civilian Police Academy, learning about the inner workings of our police department.

The piggeries: Grand Rapids' first recycling program

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau

Most families disposed of their household waste by throwing it to livestock, or dumping it into abandoned wells or even directly into the Grand River