Amway run to celebrate 45th year

The Amway River Bank Run will host its 45th annual race this weekend.

Downtown Muskegon to host inaugural Pride Festival

Muskegon Pride Center is partnering to host the city’s first Pride Festival next month.

Emmanuel Hospice launches art legacy program

A nonprofit hospice care provider is expanding its services through a new creative program.

Nonprofit offers free supplies for Grand Rapids teachers

A local nonprofit will provide $20,000 worth of free teaching supplies in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week 

Community cleanup day set for Kentwood

Kentwood will host its annual Community Cleanup Day to help residents “spring clean” their homes and yards.

Grand Valley grad hosting Earth Day cleanup and celebration

The public is invited to help observe Earth Day tomorrow with a river cleanup, popup market, food trucks and live music.

Dog treat business to open storefront in Allegan

A dog treat business staffed by people with disabilities will open a physical storefront this summer.

Mary Free Bed launches podcast focused on patients

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital recently launched “Rehabilitationships,” a new podcast exploring the intersections of rehabilitation and human relationships.

The Diatribe continues antiracist art project

The Diatribe will continue The 49507 Project for the second consecutive year with new artists and murals.

Street rename recognizes civil rights activist

Following a communitywide effort to honor a civil rights leader, the East Grand Rapids City Commission approved renaming Franklin Street SE to Martin Luther King Jr. Street.

Kentwood MLK Unity Walk rescheduled

Kentwood rescheduled its Unity Walk to honor Martin Luther King Jr. after postponing the January event due to frigid temperatures.

Kentwood hosting Valentine’s Day 5K

The city of Kentwood plans to host its fifth annual Valentine’s Dash 5K to benefit Little Free Pantry.

Girl Scouts sell cookies for annual fundraiser

The Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore have started selling their famous cookies after the January launch of “cookie season.”

Partnership offers free MLK Day vaccine clinic

Four Grand Rapids organizations have partnered to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to residents on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17, to increase the vaccination rate among African Americans in the community and build further awareness about the positive impact of the vaccine.

Fluresh holds charity drive

A Grand Rapids-based cannabis company held a successful holiday charity drive as part of a December sales event that benefited two local nonprofits. 

Kentwood hosting MLK unity walk

The city of Kentwood will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. with a one-mile unity walk.

Bronson welcomes first baby of 2022

A southwest Michigan family welcomed the new year with the arrival of a baby boy.

Zeeland hospital releases top baby names for 2021

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital released its list of top baby names for 2021. 

VAI offers programs, resources for winter break

After another year of navigating educational best practices during the pandemic, Van Andel Institute (VAI) for Education is offering teachers, students, parents and administrators free tools and resources to navigate the shifting education landscape.

Butterworth Hospital compiles list of 2021 top baby names

A local hospital released its annual list of most popular baby names in West Michigan.




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