U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that The Rapid’s proposal to construct a 13.3-mile bus rapid transit (BRT) line between downtown Grand Rapids and Grand Valley State University in Allendale was accepted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Starts Capital Investment program. This highly selective program will give The Rapids’ Laker Line project the support it needs to develop a plan and apply for federal funding. [Read More]
U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, today cosponsored bipartisan legislation that would reduce burdensome paperwork and cut red tape for small businesses. The Microloan Act of 2015 eliminates three outdated provisions in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Microloan Program that have been unchanged since the program’s establishment in 1991 and only create unnecessary paperwork for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The year was 1982 and Little League’s District 9 needed an effective and convenient way to release its tournament schedule and results to the rest of the public. The internet didn’t exist, phone calls left much to be desired, and snail mail slowed the spread of information to a crawl. The solution ended up being more successful than anticipated, a television show three decades in the making. [Read More]
Lee High School freshman Paul Villarreal wrote down his vocabulary words: “zest,” “campaigner,” “poliomyelitis” and “delegate” while in the Scholastic READ 180 classroom. The program, which blends online and teacher-led instruction, helps students become better readers.
“It has helped me to read in a lot of ways and understand words I didn’t know.” [Read More]
Polyglot Luna Atamian has many passions. Armenia, Uruguay, and France – the lands of her heritage. Opera – the art form that gives her solace and energy, whether singing or listening. Immigrant entrepreneurship – the life force that fosters creativity and dynamic companies. And New York City – her adopted city-nation and symbol of what multicultural paradise can look like. Join us as we talk about the spirit she shares with FWD.us founders Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. An inspiring look at what can happen when one embraces life across the oceans and into one’s dreams! [Watch Video]
Marching bands, classic cars, local businesses and community service groups will all be participating in Kentwood’s 4th of July Parade. It begins at 9:30a.m. and the route starts on Eastern Ave between 52nd and 60th.
WKTV Community Television will be there along with numerous volunteers and state of the art equipment to bring you parade coverage.. So if you can’t get there, watch it on Channel 25 at 12:30 and 7:30p.m. that day. [Read More]
Would you think the man who helped eradicate leprosy and polio from the interior of Nigeria would live in your neighborhood? Dr. Dirk Vander Steen has been serving with Rotary International for 37 years, and the last 20 years with Kentwood since he moved back to the United States and the West Michigan area in 1990. [Read More]