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GR Makers help entrepreneur make idea reality

Submitted 02-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids group GR Makers collaborated with entrepreneur Sergio Troiani to create the first all-aluminum iPhone case that doesn't negatively affect the phone's reception.


GoSite Inclusion Committee working to represent area sectors

Submitted 12-30-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The GoSite information sharing space will shine a light on the diverse communities, groups, and activities across the metro Grand Rapids area, with help from the many dedicated people already working everyday to build them.


West Michigan winters I have known

Submitted 12-12-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Remembering winters in Grand Rapids and the challenges they posed.


Losing time: amnesia survivor tells her story

Submitted 12-11-2013 under VOICES

Megan Brown shares what it's like to have amnesia. She knows: when she was 16, she lost almost three years of her life after a seizure.


Wealthy Theatre awarded grant, hopes to become world's first LED historic theatre

Submitted 12-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

American stage lighting company Electronic Theatre Controls awarded CMC an industry-best ION 2000 lighting console, helping the theatre get closer to converting 100% to LED lighting.


Little Prairie in the Big City

Submitted 09-13-2013 under NONPROFITS

Join us in connecting sacred teaching on the care of creation with the sustainability movement. We are working to establish a portion of the Marywood campus into a prairie habitat.


Why are the birds not singing? Calvin biology professor and students investigate

Submitted 08-27-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Calvin College biology professor Darren Proppe and a team of Calvin students spent the summer investigating the effects of human noise on songbirds


GR Makers support ideas, collaboration

Submitted 07-02-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Join the free social gatherings Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at 401 Hall Street SW to share ideas and meet fellow makers.


BLOOMferments paves path for fermented foods

Submitted 06-18-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A new local organic business is creating healing concoctions through various forms of fermentation.


Kent County Parks Foundation partners with GRPS on sustainability project

Submitted 05-24-2013 under NEWS

Park project, a part of the district's Transformation Plan, will result in the removal of invasive plant species in Millennium Park by Sibley Elementary students