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Election Day Toolbox: Be prepared for the voter's box today

Submitted 11-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Compared to non-voters, voters are more likely to volunteer, contact their elected officials and stay informed about local affairs. Here are four essential voting tools that will help you be prepared for the polls today.


Talking about mental illness

Submitted 10-20-2014 under OPINION

Raising awareness for mental illness starts in our community and our own homes


Celebrate NeighborWoods month with tree plantings

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

There is still time left to get involved with tree plantings in celebration of NeighborWoods month, organized by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks.


Mental Health issues; Who do we call?

Submitted 10-02-2014 under OPINION

Suicide, along with violence between law enforcement and residents of the United States, is rapidly growing while tolerance is disappearing. Lives are being lost, destroyed and turned upside down while mentally ill people are falling into the cracks of our legal system.


German club invites community to celebrate Oktoberfest

Submitted 09-15-2014 under NEWS

The local Edelweiss Club is hosting their annual celebration of German heritage through food, beer, music and dancing September 26-27.


Technology maven offers senior adults tips for Internet shopping, banking and more

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

Area senior adults learned to safely navigate the Internet during an educational seminar led by Abby Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On,” and hosted by Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.


Let's take charge of our Independence day celebration as residents

Submitted 08-02-2014 under OPINION

Let’s get together and make our Independence celebration matter. We can all take part, and all benefit from the freedom of being a part of making our 4th of July week a week that truly exhibits and displays how free we are.


Local, national brewers to pour side by side at Summer Craft Beer Festival

Submitted 07-16-2014 under NEWS

Over 60 brewers from around the country will come together to showcase their mainstream and specialty brews for the people of Grand Rapids.


John Ball Zoo unveils new tiger exhibit

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NEWS

This summer, visitors to the John Ball Zoo will have the chance to view a tiger exhibit for the first time since 2009.


Discovering a city thriving with nature

Submitted 05-07-2014 under VOICES

One of the reasons I love living in Grand Rapids is because I can get the best of both worlds. If I want to get a little break from the city, I can easily go on a hike somewhere close. If I want to go on a bike ride, I can ride the Fred Meijer M-6 or Kent Trails, all within 10 miles from downtown.