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Story Matters: Jackie Konyndyk describes changes in her West Side neighborhood

Submitted 02-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Jackie Konyndyk talks about the stores that have left her neighborhood and what she would like to see for the future of her community.


Story Matters: Kelli Kortman explains how she fell in love with West Side

Submitted 02-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Kelli Kortman shares how her experiences on the West Side have broadened her understanding of the world.


Story Matters: Laura Mora shares thoughts about her NW neighborhood

Submitted 02-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Laura Mora reflects on her neighborhood and why she has chosen stay there.


Story Matters: Roy Thorn reflects on living on West Side

Submitted 02-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Roy Thorn talks about the past and present in his West Side neighborhood.


Story Matters: Rubi Garcia describes life since coming to USA

Submitted 02-17-2015 under NONPROFITS

Rubi Garcia talks about her experiences since coming to the United States and gives suggestions for how her neighborhood could be improved.


Poetry and Pints reading series proves written word not dead

Submitted 02-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Poetry and Pints is a monthly poetry reading series located at Harmony Brewing Company, featuring poetry about everything from Nancy Drew to divorce to professional wrestling.


Story Matters: Nerida Aviles shares difficulties faced in USA

Submitted 02-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nerida Aviles describes the challenges she has encountered in the United States and why she has chosen to still remain.


Story Matters: Loutisha Patterson shares experiences of living in SE Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

Loutisha Patterson shares how she feels safe living in southeast Grand Rapids.


Riolo Creative Engineering thrives on innovation

Submitted 01-13-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marco Riolo shares his experience working in the creative field and what it takes to be successful in a competitive business where innovative thinking is a necessity.


Story Matters: Jacob describes hopes for future

Submitted 01-06-2015 under NONPROFITS

Jacob talks about his educational, vocational, and personal goals.