Students graduate with certificates of biliteracy

Forty-one Grand Rapids Public School students will graduate with a Seal of Biliteracy certification.

City, GRPS to host water experience program

Grand Rapids this week is partnering with Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) on an outdoor program for students.

Restoration franchise opens in Grand Rapids

A cleaning and restoration franchise recently opened a Grand Rapids location.

Michigan native receives international soloist award

The Grand Rapids Symphony named the recipient of the second Linn Maxwell Keller Award. 

Kids’ Food Basket acquires new farmland in Ottawa County

A local nonprofit fighting childhood hunger will develop new sustainable farmland to increase food provision in Ottawa and Allegan counties.

The Gluten Free Bar switches to 100% clean energy at Grand Rapids facility

The Gluten Free Bar is joining Consumers’ Renewable Energy Program to reduce its carbon footprint.

Michigan Women Forward to honor Women of Courage and Achievement

A pair of Grand Rapids leaders will be honored as Women of Courage and Achievement at a celebration later this month.

My Salon owner encourages better work-life balance

A local entrepreneur is promoting a better quality of life for hairstylists.

Fulton Street Farmers Market to operate gleaning program

The Fulton Street Farmers Market is assuming operations of a gleaning initiative started by a nonprofit.

Business owner raising autism awareness through yard sign

A Grand Rapids business owner is raising awareness for autism through the venture she used to afford her son’s therapy.

High school girls tour Amazon fulfillment center for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, a group of Caledonia High School female students visited Amazon’s local fulfillment center this week for a tour and information session with key women leaders at the site.

Poet Laureate introduces community project

Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson created a new project that provides a space for poets and artists of all ages.

12th House GR throwing birthday bash

The owner of a handmade local gift shop and art gallery is celebrating her 45th birthday with an in-store party this weekend.

Experience Grand Rapids markets Kent County with new videos

Experience Grand Rapids (EXGR), the destination marketing organization for Kent County, released its first two videos to support its new “Dream Grand and Go” campaign.

WMCAT relaunches virtual speaker series

A local nonprofit is bringing together national thought leaders and local stakeholders to explore the interconnectedness of systems that impact community prosperity.

Chelios scores with own tequila

Chris Chelios spent 26 seasons in the National Hockey League, tied for most ever with Detroit Red Wings great Gordie Howe.

Nonprofit seeks used hearing aid donations

Quota Club of Grand Rapids is collecting recycled hearing aids to support low-income families ahead of World Hearing Day, March 3.

United Way project to serve military members, families

A Heart of West Michigan United Way initiative will offer at-home, outdoor improvement services to local veterans and military families.

Casino opens doors to training dogs

Gun Lake Casino is partnering with Paws With A Cause to allow assistance dogs in training on the casino floor.

Auditions open for Circle Theatre productions

Circle Theatre is hosting its 2022 auditions for main stage productions and summer concert series.




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