Ways to engage with Asian American culture in Grand Rapids

by (Jennalyn Stull)

Submitted 11-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids is home to many experiences, though one of the most prominent is that of the Asian American experience. As early as the 70s, Grand Rapids has been growing a steady Asian population, and today, people identifying as Asian make up more...

[read more]

Grand Rapids welcomes the Lunar New Year with fun, festivities

by (Queenofgr)

Submitted 02-05-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

If you thought a glittery ball drop and a countdown to midnight complete with bubbly and kisses was an exciting way to ring in the New Year, prepare yourself for something even more exhilarating. Firecrackers, festive food, cultural performances,...

[read more]

Immigrant Heritage Month: A time to explore, celebrate, appreciate

by (Queenofgr)

Submitted 06-27-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

I was inspired to write this article on Immigrant Heritage Month, in part, after watching a powerful video created by welcome.us for the “I Am an Immigrant” campaign. I had also just spent the last few months in conversations with...

[read more]

Students to host neighborhood forum for Grandville Avenue mural project

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NEWS

Local students from the Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) Youth Program at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan will be hosting a neighborhood forum on Friday, February 26 to discuss a new mural along Grandville Avenue. Each year the SOL Peer Leaders...

[read more]

In my father's footsteps

by (Thomas Hegewald)

Submitted 11-11-2013 under VOICES

When I think of home, I think of Grand Rapids where I’ve lived for my entire life. Growing up, living and working in this city has helped define and shape me. But part of my identity stems from family history that stretches back for decades to...

[read more]

Fulton Street Cemetery - Part I: The history and design of a historic masterpeice

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-09-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Nestled in the Midtown neighborhood, lying quietly behind a wall on Fulton Street is a great historic relic. The Fulton Street Cemetery is a park maintained by the city for people of all ages to come and enjoy a goldmine of history. The cemetery is...

[read more]