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Educating children about invasive species

Submitted 02-20-2013 under VOICES

Two high school students from West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science share their experiences while teaching first graders about invasive species.


Glance at the Past - Steam Heat

Submitted 02-20-2013 under NONPROFITS

In 1897 the Edison Electric Company began laying mains in the streets and alleys to furnish steam heat to businesses. Today, steam is still produced and distributed to approximately 130 customers in the downtown area of Grand Rapids.


Please don't feed the ducks

Submitted 01-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

Living Green in Creston member Amanda outlines reasons that feeding ducks in Riverside Park may be harmful.


Dr. Peter Diamandis shares his optimistic view of the future at Calvin College

Submitted 01-15-2013 under NEWS

Dr. Peter Diamandis believes that due to exponentially growing technologies, the world's problems will soon be a thing of the past.


Wege Foundation to double gifts through Dec. 21

Submitted 12-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

GR City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss and others to help close out fundraising for Wealthy Theatre, Dec. 21. The Wege Foundation will match any gift or pledge. $80,000 is needed by Dec. 21 to meet the goal.


Campaign raises over $57K for hungry, looks ahead to luncheon

Submitted 10-22-2012 under NONPROFITS

Food Bank to honor partners and advance Million Meal March campaign at Nov. 1 luncheon.


Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart blasts concertgoers into deep space

Submitted 07-27-2012 under OPINION

Mickey Hart uses sound gathered from celestial events like the big bang, black holes, and orbiting planets to form the backbone of an incredible musical experience at the Intersection.


LEGO robotics team displays engineering skills

Submitted 07-27-2012 under NEWS

The Sharks, a four-member LEGO robotics team from Belmont, showcase their idea for a robotic solution for cleaner milk at the Grand Rapids Public Library.


First annual BioBlitz to record all living species at Blandford Nature Center

Submitted 07-19-2012 under NONPROFITS

Join Blandford Nature Center for their very first BioBlitz!


SiTE:LAB at Blandford Nature Center

Submitted 06-14-2012 under NONPROFITS

Blandford Nature Center blends with SiTE:LAB for the Third Annual Field of Green Festival.