A confluence of thought leaders

From the creator of Confluence Festival comes a thought series featuring leaders from local tech, design, education and creative firms.

Explorers earn top honors

The Grand Rapids Police Department Explorers team took top honors at the Police Explorer State Championship at Fort Custer in Battle Creek the weekend of May 6 and 7. 

Calvin University selects marketing and communications VP

Calvin University has hired the institution’s first vice president for marketing and communications, La’Leatha Spillers, who will begin her tenure next month. 

Embrace Books this winter

Discover your next read with recommendations from Taleah Greve, founder of Embrace Books.

Veteran, CEO launches book

A new book aimed at helping service members make the transition back into civilian life after serving in the U.S. Armed Forces was launched May 2, and is now available at several online retailers. 

Gala Celebrates Sister Cities

You may have heard Grand Rapids has a smattering of “Sister Cities” peppered around the globe. What’s a Sister City? 

New charter school welcomes students

A new k3 school has opened its doors in Southeast Grand Rapids.

Star culinary student tastes success

Baker College's Culinary Institute of Michigan in Muskegon has a student who's setting the culinary world ablaze with his remarkable accomplishments.

Zoo school focuses on outdoor learning

A program for preschoolers that offers education through the exploration of nature is now accepting applications.

Lakeshore communities prep for Earth Day 2023

As people in some 190 nations observe Earth Day for the 53rd time on April 22, among us there are individuals who carry that torch in West Michigan all year long. 

Curious about summer camp? 

The Grand Rapids Public Museum has partnered with Grand Rapids WhiteWater and the Van Andel Education Institute to offer summer camp programs, now open for registration. 

West Point alum visits Muskegon Maritime Academy

United States Military Academy alum and martial arts expert Jessica Owens will visit the Muskegon Maritime Academy on March 20

Recommended reading

What better time than spring to think about nature, outdoor adventures and how to care for our planet?