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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.


Racial equity, citizen empowerment focus of City's neighborhood liaison

Submitted 04-19-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Stacy Stout looks to implement ways to institutionalize equity and for residents to have more ownership in City decisions.


Catalyst Radio: Conserving the Great Lakes

Submitted 04-15-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Jessica Young speaks with Stephanie Mabie of Kent County Water Conservation on the documentary "Great Lakes, Bad Lines" screening at UICA cinema.


Catalyst Radio: Modern religious storytelling and the Festival of Faith & Writing

Submitted 04-14-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Jessica Young talks to Lisa Ann Cockrel, director of the Festival of Faith & Writing about the landscape of modern religious storytelling, including festival guests Tobias Wolff, George Saunders, Zadie Smith, Sarah Bessey, and Nadia Bolz-Weber.


Magic is the true star of Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company's 'The Tempest'

Submitted 04-11-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Dog Story Theater (7 Jefferson SE in Grand Rapids) April 15-17 and 22-24.


Prehistoric Michigan covered by ancient seas, tropical jungles before Mitten formed

Submitted 04-08-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand River's rapids, Muskegon's oil and Grand Rapid's gypsum mines all originiated from prehistoric seas, deserts and jungles before the Great Lakes ever formed.


Monthly forum aims to educate, strengthen ties in Grand Rapids' music community

Submitted 03-29-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Let's Talk GR Music is a series of conversations bringing together all the complex and multifaceted parts and people of the local music community into one room.


Grand Army organizing for another season supporting soccer in Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-21-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Members of the Grand Army supporters group marched to Grand Rapids Football Club games together to celebrate the new team in 2015 and plan to do even more when the 2016 season begins next month


Catalyst Radio: racial equity in Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-21-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Kyle Lim, project coordinator for Grand Rapids Urban League, on local issues of urban development and racial equity.


Grand Rapids' Third Regiment played important role in Civil War

Submitted 03-17-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

At least 4, 214 Kent County men served in the American Civil War and were recognized for their high skill level by both General Kearney and Major General Pope.