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Submitted 12-19-2014 under NEWS
After serving with two Grand Rapids arts organizations, AJ Paschka finds that being the new station manager of WYCE is a natural progression.
Submitted 12-19-2014 under NONPROFITS
Grand Rapids' Heartside social service organizations have teamed up with legal service organizations and the Grand Rapids District Court to form the Community Outreach Court.
At the end of another record year, Feeding America West Michigan needs more support than ever to continue meeting the need.
Submitted 12-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
West Michigan’s local ski community is bringing the ski film “Pretty Faces” to Grand Rapids on its national tour. The premiere will inspire young female athletes to do more, be more.
Submitted 12-18-2014 under OPINION
Snow or no snow, take advantage of the many indoor activities throughout our city to get out of the house this winter!
Submitted 12-17-2014 under NEWS
A conversation with GRPD Chief of Police David Rahinsky reveals he's looking at ways to address recidivism in Michigan- which at a 28% rate is significantly lower than the national level. Rahinsky says it's still too high.
Most citizens in favor of body cameras spoke of transparency as a big issue with police, but others also noted privacy concerns.
Submitted 12-17-2014 under OPINION
Life as we know it is changing rapidly and dramatically. In the relentless busyness of modern life, we have lost the rhythm between stillness and activity.
Submitted 12-16-2014 under NEWS
The DisArt Festival will be the largest festival on disability and art in the United States to date, says founder and director Chris Smit.
Submitted 12-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Over the past few years and in the recent months, there has been an influx of breweries, restaurants and local businesses choosing to open in the West Side.
Downtown is decked out in holiday lighting and crowds are breaking in the ice rink at Rosa Parks Circle.
Submitted 12-16-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
Brian Mosby started his business three years ago by offering bounce houses and other party fun for young children. He's now expanding his services to include entertainment for older children and teens with a mobile gaming station equiped with up to 50 video games.
A house concert this Sunday will work to connect friends and strangers, and offer respite from winter doldrums.
Submitted 12-16-2014 under NONPROFITS
An interview with artist and teacher Derrick Hollowell about making and selling art- and being seen- in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Submitted 12-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services held their annual "Signing with Santa" event on Saturday, which has grown into a multi-generational event. The organization provides resources and services to the deaf communities of West Michigan with the goal of inclusiveness.
Submitted 12-12-2014 under NEWS
Pets For Vets matches shelter animals with armed services veterans, bringing healing and companionship for both.
Submitted 12-12-2014 under NONPROFITS
A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank distributes safe, healthy food to pantries and shelters that help the hungry in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
Submitted 12-11-2014 under NONPROFITS
We all want to be successful. When we do, we talk about our passions, but is that a good idea? One book from the Grand Rapids Public Library says otherwise.
Submitted 12-11-2014 under NEWS
With the holiday season upon us, gift others you favorite beer from your local brewpub. Harmony Brewing Co. is selling gift packs which include bar glasses and a growler.
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