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Grand Rapids resident to be honored with prestigious Athena Award from U of M

Submitted 03-18-2014 under NEWS

Lorissa MacAllister, president and founder of Enviah consulting and research in Cascade, will honored with an Athena Award for leading in health and wellness design.


Hope on their sleeves: clothing startup believes in Michigan's resilience

Submitted 03-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Driven by a passion for design and a fierce loyalty to their home state, Live. Love. Michigan. strives to make it in the clothing business and bring Michigan up with them.


Missional organization to give glimpse of poverty's challenges at local colleges

Submitted 03-14-2014 under NEWS

Access of West Michigan will present a poverty simulation workshop designed to promote an understanding of low-income struggles at Davenport University on March 24 and at GRCC on March 31.


Residents share concerns, suggestions over US-131 and I-96

Submitted 03-11-2014 under NEWS

Residents participated in an open house meeting with MDOT representatives to share their views on the future of Kent County highways.


Citizens question where city snow piles are stored

Submitted 03-06-2014 under NEWS

Officials answer residents' questions on city snow disposal sites and runoff contamination containment.


MDOT staff, public meeting to discuss future of US-131 and I-96

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, March 6, The Michigan Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting to discuss the future of key highways in Kent County over the next 20 years.


Large snowpack leads to concern over heightened spring flood levels

Submitted 03-03-2014 under NEWS

Scientists and city officials speak about the large amount of snow and pervasive cold temperatures and their effect on Grand River water levels come spring.


Terra GR donates 488 meals through Cool Brews, Hot Eats

Submitted 03-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

The donation will send food to people in need in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.


Public discussion provokes examination of social issues in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-28-2014 under NEWS

The Office for Public Culture held a discussion last Friday night focused on Henri Lefebvre's concept of "Right to the City" and attempted to collectively imagine ways of implementing the concept in Grand Rapids.


Mayor Heartwell outlines future of Grand Rapids climate resiliency

Submitted 02-26-2014 under NEWS

Mayor Heartwell talks about several programs focused on the future of Grand Rapids sustainability and climate resiliency.