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Ski film premiere, fundraiser encourages girls to do more, be more in the outdoors

Submitted 12-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

West Michigan’s local ski community is bringing the ski film “Pretty Faces” to Grand Rapids on its national tour. The premiere will inspire young female athletes to do more, be more.


Dominican Center programming offers ways to simplify complexities of life

Submitted 12-17-2014 under OPINION

Life as we know it is changing rapidly and dramatically. In the relentless busyness of modern life, we have lost the rhythm between stillness and activity.


Gaming on board: party provider expands services with Ultimate Gaming Bus

Submitted 12-16-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Brian Mosby started his business three years ago by offering bounce houses and other party fun for young children. He's now expanding his services to include entertainment for older children and teens with a mobile gaming station equiped with up to 50 video games.


Winter concert to feature area folk musicians

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NEWS

A house concert this Sunday will work to connect friends and strangers, and offer respite from winter doldrums.


Catalyst Radio: Tonight's WYCE@Wealthy concert with The Bad Plus supports Pets For Vets

Submitted 12-12-2014 under NEWS

Pets For Vets matches shelter animals with armed services veterans, bringing healing and companionship for both.


Coat drive to benefit area neighborhood, women's center

Submitted 12-09-2014 under NEWS

The Give+Love Coat Drive exists to facilitate and coordinate the distribution of outerwear to ensure that no woman or child goes without proper weather wear during the winter months in West Michigan.


Local history buff launches Tour GR, gains traction

Submitted 12-02-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Grand Rapidian Jim Winslow is moving forward with his startup Tour GR by gleaning stories from the area's past, offering guided tours of historic landmarks.


Why Place Matters

Submitted 12-02-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

ECA board member Chris Cork shares why he relocated to Grand Rapids a decade ago and how the walkablilty ethos was the driving argument in the denial of proposed gas station at Fulton and Carlton.


The Bad Plus to close WYCE's Live at Wealthy Theatre concert series

Submitted 12-02-2014 under NEWS

Jazz trio The Bad Plus will be the fourth in a series of concerts hosted by Wealthy Theatre, with proceeds going to support Pets for Vets West Michigan.


Uptown Holiday Shop Hop to kick off annual event

Submitted 12-02-2014 under NEWS

Shopping local is the theme for the annual Uptown Shop Hop and always draws a large crowd during the holiday season.