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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.


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.


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.


'Holiday It Forward' provides unconventional method of giving

Submitted 11-17-2013 under NEWS

Community members are passing along envelopes stuffed with cash throughout the Grand Rapids area. The envelopes are connected to Holiday It Forward, a nonprofit program implemented locally that encourages individuals to assist the needy during the holiday season.


Ethical responsibility to panhandlers

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NEWS

With the increasing presence of panhandlers in the greater Grand Rapids area, citizens are left with a dilemma of how to best help people in need


Kent County's Garbage Tour Educates and Informs

Submitted 11-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

GRCC's "Greater Grand Rapids Garbage Tour" revealed pros and cons of the county's current waste handling system.


ArtPrize 2013: Stephen Gren inspires through spoken word

Submitted 10-01-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Stephen Gren, together with local spoken word group the DiaTribe, helped bring the first-ever blind and deaf friendly exhibit to ArtPrize.


Classical Revolution GR hosts Chamber Music party

Submitted 09-23-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Preview of the Classical Revolution Grand Rapids event at the SpeakEZ


The Humane Society of West Michigan's 1st priority: Keep pets with their families

Submitted 09-19-2013 under OPINION

The Humane Society offers help to families with pets in need.


Thomas MacEntee, Genealogy Ninja featured at West Michigan Genealogy Seminar

Submitted 09-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Each year the Western Michigan Genealogical Society sponsors a seminar in the fall. On October 11 and 12, we welcome from Chicago, Thomas MacEntee, the Genealogy Ninja to the Prince Conference Center.