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Community Gardens Dot the Metro Grand Rapids Landscape

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.


Rediscovering Merze Tate: A remarkable African-American woman who grew up in our own backyard

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.


Women at the Bar: Grand Rapids Attorneys in the 1870s - 1970s

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.


Paws With A Cause recruits runners & fundraisers for Fifth Third River Bank Run

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.


Bartending competition to support local hunger relief

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.


OKT offers free History of Food Class

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.


Story Matters: Lauren and Derek Sikkema reveal brewery favorites

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.


Snowy owls flock to West Michigan

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.


Reducing feline overpopulation, one stray at a time

Submitted 12-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Local non-profit Carol's Ferals helps to reduce feline overpopulation in Western Michigan


Nixohn Harder's family optimistic of full recovery

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.