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Ethics and Religion Talk: What to do about Negative Nancys and Downer Daves?

Submitted 08-02-2021 under OPINION

“SN” asks, “I have a friend who often comes to our happy hour group but the minute this person comes the whole mood changes. He is very negative ... We try to love him but it's wearing on many of us. What is the ethical thing to do – confront him, put up with him, or tell him he's not welcome?”

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The Salvation Army of Kent County teams up with Walmart to "Stuff the Bus"

Submitted 08-02-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army and Walmart stores in Kent County join together for a 3-day event to encourage residents to give school supplies for local kids in need.

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Passing the Mic: Sikh Society of West Michigan's Rishi Singh answers, "What does your faith do to address your members' suffering?"

Submitted 07-31-2021 under VOICES

Rishi Singh, Sikh practitioner, responds to Yong Su Mark Hepper, Buddhist practitioner.

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What's at the Market: Saturday, July 31, 2021

Submitted 07-30-2021 under NONPROFITS

It is going to be a beautiful weekend folks, so get outside and enjoy the Market!

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 28

Submitted 07-28-2021 under NEWS

Gangnam District in South Korea becomes Grand Rapids’ new sister city; Storytime Grand Rapids adds more Storytime in the Park dates.

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A path to a better place: Harvey Koning values Guiding Light's approach to recovery

Submitted 07-28-2021 under NONPROFITS

Harvey Koning was drawn to Guiding Light because he saw the impact it had right here in the community – and because of the organization’s focus on faith.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What is special about a Place of Worship?, part 2

Submitted 07-26-2021 under OPINION

Dahyabhai is curious about the places where a community worships. “What is the importance of a special house of worship? Is a house of worship mandatory? What are rules and requirements for someone to be allowed to enter a place of worship in your religion?”

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What's at the Market: Saturday, July 23, 2021

Submitted 07-23-2021 under NONPROFITS

Don’t let the forecast keep you from heading down to the Market this weekend! Rainy days are the best Market days. Come see for yourself!

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Community updates: Thursday, July 22

Submitted 07-22-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids replacing private lead service lines in Neighborhoods of Focus; The DAAC bringing back public art, music shows.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Grand Rapids Symphony Open Summer Concert Series

Submitted 07-20-2021 under OPINION

After a year's absence, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park's Summer Concert Series returned, with a lively, energetic performance.

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