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Nonprofit volunteer fair scheduled for May 31

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Explore volunteer opportunities for summer!


Why I'm excited to be a teacher leader, even against the odds

Submitted 07-01-2016 under OPINION

Practical tips on how to influence education policy and become a Teacher Leader to improve education for all students.


'Hark Up with the Down Home Horns' to headline at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

Submitted 06-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

Join Covenant Village of the Great Lakes for an old-fashioned Tent Revival Meeting with gospel music provided by Hark Up with the Down Home Horns.


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.


Exceptional teen wins Youth of the Year honor for Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

Ana Sosa named 2016 Youth of the Year representative from Grand Rapids; now vie for state title and scholarship.


Westside school to host lasagna dinner to raise funds for camp

Submitted 02-16-2016 under NEWS

Shawmut Hills 5th graders are hoping to bring together community and raise money for their annual trip to Camp Manitou-Lin with a lasagna dinner that has become a yearly event.


Principal of Shawmut Hills encourages neighbors to participate in Westside growth

Submitted 10-13-2015 under OPINION

The upper west side has only one park and it has not been updated since the mid 1950's.


Free Memory Screenings on Nov. 3 at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

Submitted 10-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes will offer free memory screenings on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., as part of National Memory Screening Week (Nov. 1-7, 2015), an initiative by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.


Cooking for Alzheimer's Prevention

Submitted 10-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

Area seniors and caregivers to learn brain-smart recipes


Long time Westsider works to build community as Union High School's new football coach

Submitted 08-11-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Rick Angstman sees building up the local football team as a way to give back to the community he loves and build a stronger neighborhood for the kids who live there now.