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Elizabeth Stegman from Grand Rapids
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Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
As winter fades away and the days grow longer, many in West Michigan begin to think about gardening. And those without a space to garden in their own yard, look to community gardens.
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.
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.
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.
Submitted 02-27-2014 under NONPROFITS
T.G.I. Friday's of Kentwood will showcase its bartenders' skills in support of Feeding America West Michigan.
Submitted 01-03-2014 under NONPROFITS
Throughout history, food production has been a key component of how members of a society organize themselves and express their different cultural norms and identities. This class explores different types of sustenance economies as well as the history of food from before the rise of civilizations.
Submitted 12-26-2013 under NONPROFITS
Lauren and Derek Sikkema talk about the ways that Grand Rapids is changing and what they love about the local brew culture. They reveal how the food offered can sometimes dictate which of their favorites to visit.
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.
Submitted 12-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE
Local non-profit Carol's Ferals helps to reduce feline overpopulation in Western Michigan
Submitted 12-04-2013 under LOCAL LIFE
Nixohn Harder, 4 months old, is recovering and doing well after a complicated heart surgery. He has been problem free for a month or so now and the family is optimistic of his continued recovery.
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