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Grand Rapid's South West Neighborhood

Catalyst Radio: Paschka's audio and community interests lead him to WYCE

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NEWS

After serving with two Grand Rapids arts organizations, AJ Paschka finds that being the new station manager of WYCE is a natural progression.


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.


Grand Rapids youth review holiday events at John Ball Zoo

Submitted 12-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

Youth reporters from the The Andy Angelo Press Club attended the annual "Zoo Goes Boo" event and report on their experience.


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.


Catalyst Radio: WMEAC working for environmental justice through IDEAL initiative

Submitted 11-26-2014 under NEWS

WMEAC’s aim with IDEAL is to broaden inclusion within the environmental movement that has historically had a more narrow reach.


Mob of Santa Clauses to take over Millennium Park, Dec. 6

Submitted 11-26-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Go Santa Go 5K invites the community to dress up, brave the cold, and fight hunger.


Story Matters: Pamela Hamilton-Hull talks about principles learned at church

Submitted 11-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

Pamela Hamilton-Hull shares the principles taught to her at New Hope Baptist Church.


Story Matters: Thelma J. Pitmon shares how gospel music has evolved over time

Submitted 11-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

Thelma J. Pitmon talks about how music and choir attire has changed over the years at New Hope Baptist Church.


Tanglefoot Studios to host annual holiday art sale

Submitted 11-18-2014 under NEWS

Popular locale Tanglefoot Studios has been hosting its pop-up gallery show for more than two decades. This year marks 23 years of holiday shopping tradition.


Story Matters: Marvin Leon James recalls joining New Hope Baptist church in 1960

Submitted 11-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

Marvin Leon James talks about first coming to New Hope Baptist Church and his subsequent fifty-four years of membership.