7 Reasons to Encourage Your Child to Use Technology

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 07-17-2014 under

Yes, it’s true that your child shouldn’t use gadgets and technology too much, but depriving your child of these completely isn’t the best idea either. You need to remember that it’s important to have a healthy balance,...

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GR Makers, Mutually Human Software create space for hardware, software innovation

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 08-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

GR Makers and Mutually Human Software have teamed up to provide a coworking space for the tinkerers in hardware and the hackers in software to collaborate and encourage craftsmanship. Samuel Bowles, Mutually Human Software's Vice President...

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Film "Sign Painters" uncovers hidden craft

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-12-2013 under OPINION

When you see a hand-painted sign on a small boutique storefront, it's easy to see why the billboard signs on the side of the highway are difficult to regard as art. To hand paint a sign is an art form, a craft. This was the discovery I made...

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GR Makers support ideas, collaboration

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-02-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

GR Makers started in a garage. Focusing on Linux programming, Casey M. DuBois started by hosting Linux users and a Makers group at his own home and garage, inherited from his father. Linux is a community supported website committed to promote Linux...

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The Factory offers coworking space for entrepreneurs

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 06-26-2013 under NEWS

The Factory, a coworking space in downtown Grand Rapids, recently launched a “coLearning” initiative in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that offers six-week-long courses and internships of 40 hours minimum...

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Bring your Ideas Worth Sharing to LINC this Saturday for the TEDxGR Pop Up event

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 01-30-2013 under NEWS

Do you love talking about ideas worth spreading with people who love our community? Then bring your ideas and passion this Saturday for your chance to participate in a local version of the world renowned TED conference. The TEDxGR team will be...

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New website offers helping hand to local musicians

by (brandon.twa)

Submitted 11-28-2012 under NEWS

For local bands, a helping hand is always beneficial when first starting out. One Grand Rapids musician is on a mission to provide Michigan bands with that helping hand.   Jacob Pauwels of Grand Rapids is the creator of Listen to the Mitten, a...

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New generation of local restaurateurship brings technology to dining experience

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 09-14-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Johnny Brann, Jr. has more than an extensive background in the restaurant industry. He started out working in his family’s Brann’s Steakhouses. His family started him off with the character-building work of weeding the parking lot. He...

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LEGO robotics team displays engineering skills

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-27-2012 under NEWS

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a worldwide academic sports competition for young adults between the ages of 9 and 14 that utilizes teamwork, problem solving and engineering skills to build ideas using LEGO elements and moving parts. Each team has to...

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Creston Neighborhood to green up Plainfield Avenue

by (crestongr)

Submitted 04-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

Over the past few years, the Creston neighborhood has continually proved its commitment to the environment. Last spring, Creston neighbors helped plant two community gardens to bring healthy food and aesthetic beauty to the neighborhood. This spring...

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