Digital divide narrows with Comcast's "Internet Essentials"

by (Benjamin Siekmeier)

Submitted 03-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

All Grand Rapids families with children who receive free school lunches may qualify for Comcast's "Internet Essentials" program, which offers broadband internet for $9.95 per month and an optional netbook for $149.99. The program...

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Heartside to receive high-tech information boost

by (JimTalen)

Submitted 01-12-2012 under NEWS

Heartside residents and visitors may soon experience a technology leap that is intended to help them identify resources in the area. The Heartside-Downtown Electronic Communications System (H-DECS) will be a wireless network of flat screen monitors...

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Catalyst Radio: GR GiveCamp taking apps from nonprofits in need of custom web tools

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-19-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (9:58) Ross Hunter, tech volunteer and web developer, is in the studio to talk about GR GiveCamp, a volunteer event by the tech community to put...

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Gurgle and Squeak! You're on My Baby View Camera

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 07-12-2011 under NEWS

Born at 25 weeks, little Erin and Will Hughes will probably grow up always hearing stories of how technology brought them through the first months of their lives. The premature twins were born just one week after Helen DeVos Children’s...

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WT Centennial Sustainability Campaign: Earth Day Event!

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 04-04-2011 under NONPROFITS

WT Peace Pole installation ceremony April 22 at Noon - 15 minutes (bring a lunch!) WT Earth Day Fundraiser From April 4-22 Donate before Earth Day! Wheeler Family Foundation matches 1:1 Receive original Mark Rumsey print as thanks! All donations go...

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Stability through Innovation: Securing the Wealthy Theatre’s Next 100 Years

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 12-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

Stability through Innovation: Securing the Wealthy Theatre’s Next 100 YearsBy Erin Wilson, Theatre DirectorWealthy Theatre, in Grand Rapids, MI, designed by prolific architect Pierre Lindhout (1891-1940), turns 100 in 2011. Operated by Grand Rapids...

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Moral Ground 2010: In the Hands of the People

by (The General)

Submitted 10-23-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“Has anyone answered ‘no’ to this question? We definitely have a responsibility, but at what cost?” ~ Aaron Bundy, communications sub-contractor   The ever-pondered question of how the people of today impact our planet’s future is once again...

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Google is Good for Grand Rapids & Grand Rapids is Good for Google

by (Suzanna LaCroix)

Submitted 03-22-2010 under NEWS

Families, business people, college students, politicians, unemployed workers, company owners, educators and high school students came out Friday, March 19 to Calder Plaza to support the nomination of Grand Rapids as a test city for Google Fiber....

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