PEOPLE + PLACES

Celebrating 25 years

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park opened to the public in April 1995.

Local storyteller offers virtual package for family books

COVID-19 is not stopping Lauren Befus from turning stories of a lifetime into family books.
social distancing

Research finds men less likely to follow social distancing rules

Social distancing has become the new normal, but not all are following the guidelines.
Money

IRS: Watch out for stimulus check scammers

The Internal Revenue Service and the region’s U.S. attorney are warning residents not to share any personal account information so they don’t fall prey to scammers who may want to steal their stimulus checks.

Get to know these Grand Rapidians

With social distancing guidelines extended until at least April 30, it appears this pandemic is not going away anytime soon.

Founders, Long Road team up to create hand sanitizer

Grand Rapids craft beverage makers are pooling their resources to supply hand sanitizer to the community.

Food and resources at your fingertips

The COVID-19 “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order resulted in many nonessential employees being terminated or put on leave, which spurred the creation of a new online resource.

Amazon provides free online computer science courses

Amazon is altering the way it is providing a technological program to students and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sandal repair factory turns to making protective masks

A footwear brand is repurposing its local sandal repair factory to produce face masks and other protective equipment during the new coronavirus pandemic.

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Founders Brewing campaign supports arts community

Founders Brewing Co. pledged to use its social media platforms to help promote artists affected by COVID-19.

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