Second annual Unity Walk scheduled

Today is National Freedom Day, which commemorates President Lincoln's signing of the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Feb. 1, 1865, and  marks the beginning of Black History Month.

Bubble Bash is back

The WYCE Bubble Bash, a festive holiday celebration featuring sparkling wine from around the world, takes place this evening, Dec. 22, 5-9 p.m. at The B.O.B.

Operation Handshake underway at GRR

Homebound troops flying into West Michigan to celebrate Thanksgiving will be welcomed with a fanfare, of sorts, today at Ford International Airport.

Latina Network celebrates eight years with fundraiser

A local organization is celebrating West Michigan “poderosas” during its annual fundraiser. 

Future female leaders gather for professional development

A summer camp aimed at fostering business acumen and potential for high school girls was held last month at Calvin University.

GRCC alumni, professors collaborate to support Ukrainian relief efforts

Community college professors and alumni are being featured in a poetry anthology, the proceeds of which will be donated to the International Rescue Committee. 

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.

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