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Technology maven offers senior adults tips for Internet shopping, banking and more

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

Area senior adults learned to safely navigate the Internet during an educational seminar led by Abby Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On,” and hosted by Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.


Cousins plan to turn farmhouse into Grand Rapids' first hostel

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

The first hostel in the history of Grand Rapids is poised to open come spring of 2015. Currently they're getting ready to welcome international travelers.


Diners take advantage of sweet, savory deals as Restaurant Week continues

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

The fourth annual Restaurant Week is underway in Grand Rapids, offering gourmet delicacies for a fraction of the regular price.


Artists collaborate to raise awareness of area design talent

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NEWS

Jody Williams and collaborators have created The Citizen Project, an initiative to shed light on area talent.


Creston neighbors meet to discuss Grand Rapids's lack of pet ordinance

Submitted 06-25-2014 under NEWS

Creston neighbors bothered by the presence of nearly 40 dogs on one property met to discuss the need for a pet ordinance in the city.


Ten Principles of Community Policing: Part One

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

As the newly selected police transitions into his role, CNA outlines the ten principles of community policing.


The importance of healthy insects

Submitted 06-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

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

Submitted 06-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

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.


Riverside Elementary to serve Boomers once more

Submitted 06-11-2014 under VOICES

The former Riverside Elementary building had a long life as a school and will transition to serve the Baby Boomers once again.


Free workshop connects residents to public safety resources

Submitted 05-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

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