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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.”

Longtime philanthropist Lena Meijer dies at 102

A West Michigan philanthropist and retail mogul recently died.

Wine for the people

Here is something important to remember about George W.C. Walker III: Before he was 21 years old, he was in West Michigan, already studying for his sommelier exam.

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. 

Community events promote National Day of Racial Healing

Two Battle Creek organizations are hosting several community activities in recognition of the National Day of Racial Healing, Jan. 18.

Studio Park to show Obama docuseries

To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Studio Park will screen a new film about former President Barack Obama.

Women in Aviation chapter hosting career symposium

The Women in Aviation International Great Lakes Chapter will host a career conference next month in Battle Creek.

Cooley law school to host civil rights panel discussion

Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School is hosting a virtual discussion panel in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Kentwood hosting MLK unity walk

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

Casino supports K-9 training

Gun Lake Casino on Friday, Jan. 7, said it donated $4,000 to support the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department K-9 training.

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