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A musical revue you won't want to miss! "Smokey Joe's Cafe" dances onto the HSRT stage!

Submitted 07-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

Leiber and Stoller's, "Smokey Joe's Cafe" features nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded. The hits include, "Jailhouse Rock," "Charlie Brown," "There Goes My Baby," "Stand By Me," and "Spanish Harlem." A musical revue you won't soon forget!


Family Futures Receives Large Grant for Developmental Screening

Submitted 06-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Family Futures Receives Large Grant for Developmental Screening


New sketch writing workshop at the Creative Youth Center

Submitted 05-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Local sketch comedy writer, Amy Gascon, to lead new summer workshop at the Creative Youth Center


Palm oil plantations and deforestation; What we can do locally to help

Submitted 05-11-2015 under OPINION

It's not too late to help stop deforestation and prevent catastrophic global consequences.


Community organizations work to improve bicycle accessibility for transportation

Submitted 03-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Spoke Folks, Boston Square Community Bikes and the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition are all working to make biking accessible and safe in our city.


Local literary organization extends hours for Writers' Hub

Submitted 03-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters is making their facility more accessible for local writers with a membership by extending the hours writers can come in to use their headquarters to work on their craft.


LaughFest event aims to inject humor into poetry reading

Submitted 03-11-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

LaughFest will be hosting a humorous poetry reading at the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters on March 13.


Nourish Organic Market expands with free delivery of food baskets

Submitted 02-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Nourish Organic Market, a small grocer that provides local and organic food, now offers free delivery for their Fresh For You food baskets as a way to make groceries more accessible and supporting local farmers easier.


Neighborhood school works to build literacy, community through National Reading Month volunteer opportunities

Submitted 02-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

MLK Jr. Leadership Academy, a Pre-K through 8th Grade school in the Madison Area neighborhood, is looking for volunteers to read to students during the month of March.


OKT responds to urban food growing debate in Muskegon

Submitted 01-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Recently, MLive reported that Muskegon city commissioners are discussing regulating urban food growers. Here is OKT's response.