Discers fling for food drive
November in Michigan brings cold days, gray skies and fleeting daylight. But most importantly of all, it brings anticipation of the holidays.
Helping for the holidays
When Maribeth Groen talks about kids in need in Kent County, she doesn’t just talk about the poverty level — she talks about something more subtle.
Puppy adoption highlights company’s commitment to charity
The grand opening of a tire store in Wyoming had an unexpected outcome for a puppy named Peanut who was part of the festivities.
Art that’s hardly mundane
Jenny Roberts is an artist, poet and Chicago transplant living in West Michigan, whose work examines the subtleties of life.
A novel approach to PTSD
Janyre Tromp knows something about PTSD. She suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder due to childhood trauma. She experienced it as a result of her daughter’s long illness, which brought to the surface her childhood experiences once again. Combine that with stories from her grandfather’s experiences in World War II and a friend’s family history, and she had the makings of a novel.
There are people behind those masks
If you’ve dined out during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably noticed many changes. Masked restaurant staff, adjusted seating capacities and limited menus are just a few of the differences over the last two years as restaurants work tirelessly to overcome unforeseen obstacles and stay in business.
LMCU kicks off annual reading program for kids
Lake Michigan Credit Union is challenging kids to read five books this month for a chance to win $100.
School of Rock offers music camp
A Grand Rapids-based music school will be hosting a 2022 summer music camp.
Getting social with sports
He didn’t realize it at the time, but Chris Wessely’s calling dialed him up while he was a poor college student studying abroad in...
Grand Rapids Gold partners with community organizations
The Grand Rapids Gold is launching its NBA Cares Season of Giving for the holidays.
Davenport rolls out new STEM degree programs
Davenport University is offering two new degree programs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education to combat teacher shortages in urban areas.
Harnessing diversity for better
RhaeAnn Booker always knew she wanted to work in a hospital, it just took her a while to get there — and not in the position she thought.
The king of hospitality
Reflections on ‘Night Mayor’ George Aquino by his goddaughter.