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Stepping into the wild

Submitted 07-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources developed Stepping Stones in 2010 to provide urban youth with fun educational experiences in Michigan state parks.


We are the skyline: Reflection from our windows, our pains

Submitted 07-05-2017 under OPINION

We cannot forget that we are the true reflection of brilliance on the horizon. Our sacrifices and hard work, our kindness toward our neighbor, our helping hand to those in need, these are the tools that will build the solid foundations and skyscrapers of hope within our children and the future.


Hope Community meets housing needs of women, their children

Submitted 07-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Hope Community facilities include a service center that houses offices for management and resident services staff as well as twelve private apartments.


Ride The Rapid to visit free events throughout July

Submitted 07-05-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Visit free, transit-friendly events throughout Grand Rapids and the suburbs.


Stars are shining bright in Grand Rapids Comic-Con's 2017 celebrity lineup

Submitted 06-30-2017 under NEWS

Star Wars' Billy Dee Williams, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Gates McFadden, and Pink Power Ranger Catherine Sutherland to headline this year's Grand Rapids Comic-Con


Arts in Motion uses expressive arts to enrich the lives of those living with physical, emotional or mental challenges

Submitted 06-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Arts in Motion who uses creative arts to help people living with disabilities express themselves creatively


At Westminster, Scott finds food, community, purpose

Submitted 06-22-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For many, the Downtown Food Pantry at Westminster Presbyterian Church is a valuable resource. Here is the story of one of many they have helped.


North Kent Connect helps provide access to basic needs, promotes economic independence

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features North Kent Connect who helps those living in northern Kent County access basic living necessities and promotes economic independence through education and work opportunities


Southeast Area Farmers' Market opens July 1

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Southeast Area Farmers' Market meets 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at MLK Jr. Park from July 1 through Nov. 11.


GRFC falls to Detroit City FC at Fifth Third

Submitted 06-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Recap of GRFC soccer game on Saturday, June 17, 2017.