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Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

New Year's Eve concert at Wealthy Theatre to celebrate local favorites, host food drive

Submitted 12-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Celebrate New Year's Eve with The Go Rounds, The Crane Wives, Seth Bernard and Vox Vidorra on Saturday, December 31, 2016. There will be a canned food drive for those in need. Refreshments provided by Creston Brewery.


Homeownership dream evaporates in changing neighborhood

Submitted 12-22-2016 under NEWS

Once drawn to the Wealthy Street area by government housing programs, some longtime residents now face foreclosure by private banks. There are new jobs and businesses in the area, but they aren't benefiting these neighbors, some say.


Aiming for advocacy: The American Diabetes Association - West Michigan

Submitted 12-20-2016 under OPINION

The American Diabetes Association - West Michigan is striving to help make Michigan more aware of the risks of diabetes.


Life in a Refugee Camp: From Bhutan to the United States by Posta Dangal

Submitted 12-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

Posta Dangal, born in Bhutan in 1975, was moved to a refugee camp in Nepal in 1990. While in the camp Posta became an advocate for other refugees. In 2011, Posta and her family were resettled in the United States and eight months later moved to Grand Rapids.


Once again, "'Tis the Season to Embellish"

Submitted 12-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

A look at the history of tower bell to handbell ringing, including opportunities to catch Embellish Handbell Ensemble in performance during the holiday season.


Creative writing and music students team up for genre-bending performance

Submitted 11-30-2016 under NEWS

The Creative Youth Center and Triumph Music Academy combine their creativity for a project that merges poetry and music into one show on December 16. The entire collaborative process is being recorded and will be featured on Michigan Radio in 2017.


Inline skater joins cyclists on 500 mile journey to raise funds to fight poverty

Submitted 11-22-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Lone skater, Bruce Sienkowski, in a sea of bikes builds community across sports and over many miles with the Sea to Sea Tour, racking up donations with the aim to end the cycle of poverty.


CARE Ballet Supports Red Cross fire clients

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

CARE Ballet partners with West Michigan American Red Cross to provide comfort kits for children.


Peek behind the scenes of CARE Ballet's "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Submitted 11-13-2016 under NONPROFITS

CARE Ballet’s production of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” kicks off the holiday season with new scenes, sets and venue on Thanksgiving weekend


Local professor engages social work students in understanding poverty

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

Greg Scott, Professor of Social Work and Social Work Program Director at Kuyper College leads students through poverty simulation exercises to better prepare them for their careers.