Kentwood 50: City recognizes establishments that have been part of the community for 50 years or more

At a Kentwood 50 breakfast Thursday morning, Kentwood officials and leaders recognized about 23 local establishments that have been part of the city since its incorporation in 1967.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

Cat of the week: Hero

Hero is one of the happiest cats we’ve seen and because of his energy, he will need another kitty to play with. So… why not adopt two!

By:Sharon Wylie, Crash's Landing

School News Network: District faces deficit, hopes to maintain staffing

School News Network sits down with Wyoming Superintendent Thomas Reeder to discuss the May 2 Kent Intermediate School District 0.9 mill tax for local school districts.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

Grand Rapids author reads from new book at Schuler Books

Author and illustrator Kenneth Kraegel reads from his new book at a special story-time set for Saturday, March 25.

By:Whitney Spotts, Schuler Book

March 23, 2017

Patti Sevensma exhibit opening at Pine Rest Leep Art Gallery

The work of local artist Patti Sevensma will be featured at the gallery starting March 27 in the exhibit “Innovative Artistry.”

By:Colleen Cullison, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

March 23, 2017

GVSU Wesorick Center, KCAD partner to host artist for lecture, exhibition

Through a collaboration between GVSU and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Ted Meyer will visit West Michigan to discuss his journey and share stories of the patients he has chronicled on canvas.

By:By Michele Coffill, Grand Valley State University

March 22, 2017

Employment Expertise: The thank-you note — a job seeker’s secret weapon

The average hiring manager receives 100+ emails a day. Make your thank you note stand out by sending it through the postal service instead of their clogged inbox.

By:West Michigan Works!

March 22, 2017

School News Network: A strong, clear message

Aa’Naja Miller knows what it’s like to be unable to get her words out right, but when she stood in front of her classmates to talk about stuttering her voice was strong and clear.

By:Erin Albanese, School News Network

March 21, 2017

Saugatuck Center for the Arts hosts an evening of cool jazz

International singer and Hope College student Tania Chantzi will be the featured performer at the Saturday event.

By:Angela Peavey, Saugatuck Center for the Arts