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Grand Rapids Magazine introduces its first Excellence in Nursing finalists and winners

Grand Rapids is widely acclaimed for its medical community — the doctors and researchers doing groundbreaking work right here in our city — and we wanted to make sure the city also is known for the quality of its nurses.

Gilda’s Club event returns as virtual day camp

The 15th annual Camp Sparkle at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids will take place virtually through Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 7-21.

Feeding homebound seniors

Meals on Wheels volunteer has spent over two decades helping.

UICA moving to Kendall campus next year

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts will relocate to the Woodbridge Ferris Building on the campus of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University in spring 2021.

Gov. Whitmer recloses indoor bars to keep COVID-19 down

In response to an uptick in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a new executive order closing indoor service at bars throughout most of lower Michigan to protect the progress Michigan has made against COVID-19.

Your guide to helping during COVID-19

Domestic violence increased during the pandemic and stay-home orders.

Author gives behind-the-scenes look of upcoming children’s book through video series

Lindsey McDivitt, author of “Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story,” shares the process and inspiration behind her new book in a three-part online video series.

Michigan among top boating states

Michigan is ranked third in the nation for recreational boating activities, according to Twitter data collected by boatsafe.com.

Sporting goods retailer opening in Kalamazoo

Sportsman’s Warehouse is holding a grand opening celebration this weekend for its new Kalamazoo store.

Saugatuck Douglas to participate in virtual national Pride event

The Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention and Visitors Bureau will be one of 28 Pride organizations participating in the first virtualpride.com event at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

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