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Grand Rapid's North East Neighborhood

Literacy Center of West Michigan moves into 2015 with new director

Submitted 01-27-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Literacy Center of West Michigan continues to serve the greater Grand Rapids area through partnerships and collaborative efforts aimed to raise the literacy rate of the region.


Neighborhood Association to help residents dig into home histories

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

Learn research techniques from the pros at the Grand Rapids Public Library while sleuthing for historical information about your home.


Multiple locations available city wide to recycle Christmas trees

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

Four city parks are currently designated as drop off sites for Christmas trees to be recycled.


Riolo Creative Engineering thrives on innovation

Submitted 01-13-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marco Riolo shares his experience working in the creative field and what it takes to be successful in a competitive business where innovative thinking is a necessity.


Smartphone apps add layers to understanding place

Submitted 01-06-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Exploring places via smart phone apps allows people to "plug into" their surroundings.


Tips for staying warm this winter

Submitted 01-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

You're not alone in staying warm this winter. Use these tips or call 2-1-1 for more information.


Urban planner works to launch outdoor sports gear rental at affordable rates

Submitted 12-30-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Kendall Gilbert has plans to launch an outdoor sports gear rental by collectively building inventory of used equipment.


Reading tutors needed for Literacy Center of West Michigan

Submitted 12-30-2014 under NEWS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan will be hosting an orientation for individuals wishing to donate their time as reading tutors.


Backyard Chicken Ordinance to be discussed at Public Hearing

Submitted 12-23-2014 under NEWS

With public support, the Backyard Chicken Ordinance could make it legal for qualified citizens to own chickens for a two-year trial. The Grand Rapids City Commission is hosting a public hearing to gauge citizens' opinions on the subject.


Growing up at historical Houseman Field

Submitted 12-22-2014 under VOICES

Growing up in Grand Rapids has created many lasting memories of places that are still standing today, such as Houseman Field. Important on a personal level, this place also has positively affected many generations before and after me.