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Michigan's peninsulas formed during Ice Age, populated by nomadic tribes

Submitted 04-29-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Giant ice sheets carved out the Great Lakes leaving Michigan a fertile land roaming with large creatures and early nomadic tribes. Grand Rapids was home to the Goodall tribe who left behind burial mounds.


Catalyst Radio: How Girls on the Run empowers and educates through running

Submitted 04-29-2016 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Nika Kusmierz, program coordinator of Kent County Girls on the Run, about their upcoming 5K and how their curriculum centered on running empowers young girls to be "joyful, healthy, and confident."


New banners for Grandville business corridor

Submitted 04-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grandville Avenue Business Association and Habitat Kent are installing light post banners to help showcase the neighborhood and local businesses.


New live, weekly radio show to showcase Grand Rapids' growing music scene

Submitted 04-27-2016 under NEWS

Local indy-folk artist Quinn Mathews will host GRLive from The B.O.B. starting April 28 at 12 p.m..


YMCA's Healthy Kids Day aims to keep children active

Submitted 04-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids’ Healthy Kids Day is coming up on April 30! As spring transitions to summer, this free event is a reminder not to let children idle away their days. Instead, we want to keep kids active, learning, and having fun.


LiveArts 2015 - A look back at Grand Rapids Symphony's multi-genre, multimedia extravaganza one year later

Submitted 04-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

LiveArts put nine performing arts organizations with more than 1,500 performers on four stages in the Van Andel Arena for a single night in April 2015


Dog training business to open in Baxter neighborhood

Submitted 04-26-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Booming dog training business, A Pleasant Dog, moves to the Baxter Neighborhood this summer, June, 2016.


Creek friendly yards encourage healthier Grand Rapids watersheds

Submitted 04-26-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Calvin College's Plaster Creek Stewards lists six ways residents can maintain creek friendly yards to improve local water quality.


Celebrating Arbor Day, the Urban Forest Project plants 150 trees in Mulick Park

Submitted 04-26-2016 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project is a partnership between Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the City of Grand Rapids invites the community to celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees at Mulick Park on April 29.


Grand Rapids student stars in new PSA with Stormwater Project Engineer

Submitted 04-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

The City of Grand Rapids is partnering with Groundswell to promote the 7th annual Student Showcase.