“Grand Rapids – a riverfront city just east of Lake Michigan – has at least a dozen breweries and its convention and visitor bureau does a bang-up job of enticing beer drinkers, brewers and connoisseurs to visit. We lift our glass in congratulations to Grand Rapids,” USA Today wrote. [Read More]
With more than $69.3 million in disaster recovery assistance approved for Michigan homeowners and renters, fake building contractors are angling to get their hands on some of it, state and federal officials warned.
Scam artists and other criminals often prey on survivors who have received money to repair their storm-damaged homes. Authorities in Michigan have already received isolated reports of people doing just that. [Read More]
Grand Rapids Local First is hosting Fork Fest, presented by Twisted Rooster and Crooked Goose, for the fourth year in a row on October 23 from 5-9 p.m. at Romence Gardens & Greenhouses.This event is a true taste of West Michigan, featuring over 40 of West Michigan’s best local food and beverage producers, growers, and restaurateurs. All food samples are included in a $30 ticket [Read More]
Over the course of covering local high school sports, I came across what I consider one of the most impressive accomplishments in Michigan high school sports history. An accomplishment in our own backyard that you’ve probably never heard of. [Read More]
This healthy whole-grain pumpkin pancake recipe produces fluffy cakes with a beautiful orange hue from pureed pumpkin and light crunch from toasted pecans. [Read More]
The cost of financing a college education can be daunting to many families. Although most colleges agree that the family should be the primary support vehicle, financial assistance does exist. In addition to private sources such as trade unions, fraternal or service organizations and professional associations, there are numerous state and federal aid programs available.
The good news is that a family does not have to be in a low-income bracket to qualify for many current aid programs. Most need-based programs take into account family living expenses, the number of children in the family and how many children are in college. [Read More]
The sky was a bountiful blue and the sun wasn’t shy about showing its presence as hundreds gathered in Lamar Park for the annual Pumpkin Path. [Read More]