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United Way awards mini-grants to 19 local agencies for Census outreach

Submitted 07-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, July 9, Heart of West Michigan United Way announced $216,500 in mini-grants to 19 Kent County agencies to support Census outreach in historically under-counted communities.


In Season: July 6, 2019

Submitted 07-05-2019 under NONPROFITS

Michigan cherries, raspberries, and blueberries are here!! Prepare for your weekend (and continued fourth of July festivities) with a trip to the Market for an abundant variety of seasonal produce, Michigan farm + food products, and artisan goods.


United Way responds to removal of citizenship question from Census

Submitted 07-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

Last night, the Trump administration announced that it would begin printing 2020 Census forms without the controversial citizenship question.


Young Leaders Against Violence is accepting applications for the 2019/20 school year

Submitted 07-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) a youth led coalition focused on ending dating and sexual violence is now accepting applications for the 2019/20 school year.


In Season: June 29, 2019

Submitted 06-28-2019 under NONPROFITS

Our Friday Markets are booming with freshly-harvested Michigan produce including strawberries, greens (galore!), radishes, turnips, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, asparagus, rhubarb, summer squash, peas, and more!!


Proposed legislation boosts funding for Michigan conservation efforts

Submitted 06-28-2019 under NONPROFITS

Hunting and fishing play a vital role in ensuring the long-term survival of Michigan’s native plant and animal populations


In Season: June 22, 2019

Submitted 06-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

Happy Summer Solstice + what a magnificent day for the first official day of summer! Come celebrate the longest day of the year with us, while enjoying the sunshine, and supporting local farmers, food creators, and artisans.


West Michigan man proves positivity is key to recovery

Submitted 06-20-2019 under NONPROFITS

“I was raised to believe my handicap wasn’t a limitation. I have spina bifida, but it’s never held me back.”


SAPAT Presents: Parents Let's Talk

Submitted 06-19-2019 under NONPROFITS

Local Kent County group working to empower parents and caregivers to engage youth on tough topics