How to Reform Education? One District Considers Students’ Needs

Lydia Hernandez took the day off from volunteering at the elementary school to prepare a big meal for visitors from the district’s human-centered design team.

By:Erin Albanese

Popular Woodland Mall sculpture finds new home in downtown Grand Rapids

Clement Meadmore’s famed sculpture “Split Ring” finds a new home not far from the old: it moves from Woodland Mall to downtown Grand Rapids.

By:Susan Newhof

This year the Dutton Days festival spills over into Railtown Brewing

Dutton Days kicks off at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast followed by the parade at 10 a.m. Railtown Brewing Co. will be pouring at noon with area bands providing the music.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

Time to Split, Croatia

Split is a vibrant town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, which is known for Diocletian’s Palace, a fortress-like structure erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Now it’s full of restaurants, shops, cathedrals, hotels, and tourists.

By:Lynn Strough

June 24, 2016

Saugatuck Center for the Arts pulls a few political punches with ‘Capitol Steps’

‘Capitol Steps’ is an equal opportunity party, willing to take stabs and political punches on any group. The popular comedy troupe makes a stop at Saugatuck Center for the Arts July 3.

By:Angela Peavey

June 22, 2016

‘Shout’ it out: Tears for Fears reschedules its Meijer Gardens concert

After being postponed as the June 6 opener of the Meijer Gardens concert season, Tears for Fears’ sold-out show, is back on the schedule with a new Sept. 26. If you already have tickets for the original show, you already are in. If not, there is still a chance.

By:Special to WKTV

June 22, 2016

Work by Barbara Bjelland to be featured at Pine Rest’s Leep Art Gallery

“Creation, Cross, People and Places: Scenes in Oil and Oil Pastel,” by local artist Barbara Bjelland opens at the Leep Art Gallery July 7. The exhibit will be up through Oct. 4.

By:Colleen Cullison, Pine Rest Communications Manager

June 22, 2016

Farm Market Recipe of the Week: Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

As the Michigan asparagus season wraps up, here is a recipe to try with the popular early summertime veggie. Pick some up at this week’s Metro Health Farmers Market.

By:Metro Health

June 21, 2016

Wyoming’s 28 West moving from concept to reality

Wyoming City Council accepts agreement with Wyoming Mall for first phase of road in 28 West project. Construction expected to start this summer.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma