GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation returns to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug. 15 and 16, the fourth consecutive year for West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festival. The two-day festival will again be free thanks to presenting sponsor DTE Energy Foundation, the City of Grand Rapids and other sponsoring organizations and individuals.
As Godfrey-Lee Public Schools superintendent, David Britten put the district on the cutting edge of digital education by implementing a one-to-one laptop program in 2009, before many other schools had done so.
Since then the approximately 2,000-student district has stayed at the forefront of technology use in education. In 2013 Godfrey-Lee received a $550,000 School Improvement Grant, with the bulk going toward technology which officials used to purchase MacBook Air and Pro laptops and iPads [Read More]
Over 4 thousand businesses are located in the Wyoming and Kentwood communities. But just three of them received awards at a recent ceremony sponsored by the Wyoming Kentwood Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members recently gathered at the Hilton Grand Rapids Airport Hotel to celebrate the winners in the categories of manufacturing, retail and service. The event is considered a highlight of the Chamber calendar because the winners are first nominated by their business colleagues. [Read more]
Fresh off the heels of being named Best Beer Town by USA Today and Top 10 Vacation Spot for Beer Lovers (www.TheStreet.com), Beer City will once again host beer lovers and food enthusiasts from all over Michigan and beyond for Cool Brews. Hot Eats. in Grand Rapids, February 16-28.
The event will feature more than 50 restaurants and breweries in the Grand Rapids area and celebrates the perfect pairing of food and beer as local chefs and brew masters offer beer-infused dishes and meals with complementary beer pairings. The event returns with area hotels and restaurants expecting record numbers of attendees. [Read More]
Wyoming High School is up for a prestigious award. Not an award based on classroom merit or athletic achievement, but one where students come together for a common cause. This award takes place in a gymnasium, but instead of happening on the court, it takes place in the bleachers. [Read More]
Love stories come in all different forms. They can be romantic, funny, spontaneous, and a little bit quirky! As Valentine’s Day approaches, WKTV is looking for love stories of all kinds from our readers in Wyoming and Kentwood. Do you have great Valentine’s Day story to share? We would love to hear it! [Read More]
We’re hearing lots of good news about the improving economy in the U.S. and Michigan. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean much to the lives of hundreds of children in Kent County who are wards of the court system, removed from their homes largely due to abuse and neglect. Given the number of children in need and cutbacks in government services, the county is turning to volunteers. If you are willing to help a child throughout the traumatic process of separation from family and the journey through the court system, you are called to serve. [Read more]