Flint pediatrician sees ripples of hope in water crisis

It was Dr. Mona who raised the alarm about the harmful lead levels seen in Flint-area children after the governor-appointed emergency manager ordered a switch to untreated Flint River water in April 2014.

By:Victoria Mullen

Where can you see The Verve Pipe for free? Wyoming’s Concerts in the Park

The Verve Pipe kicks of the free 11-concert series that will include 14 bands on Tuesday, May 31, at Lamar Park.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

‘USS Silversides’ hosts Lost Boat Ceremony during Memorial Day weekend

Muskegon’s ‘U.S.S. Silvesides’ Submarine Museum hosts the Lost Boat Ceremony to recognize the more than 3,500 men who lost their lives while serving on a submarine during World War II.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

What to bring when you travel: The eternal dilemma

The hardest part of my trip is that moment each time I move (which is frequent) when I try to zip my backpack closed, because as light as I’ve packed, I still have too much stuff.

By:Lynn Strough

May 26, 2016

Michigan’s largest amusement park celebrates its diamond jubliee

To help mark its 60th anniversary, Michigan’s Adventure celebrates its beginnings as a deer park by having deer return to the Funland Farm. Michigan’s Adventure will also host an Instagram sweepstakes allowing guests to share memories from past seasons.

By:West Michigan Tourist Association

May 26, 2016

Grand Rapids Public Museum goes blue…as in the Blue Star Museums program

Starting on Memorial Day, the Grand Rapids Public Museum will be part of the Blue Star Museums initiative that provides free admission free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families.

By:Grand Rapids Public Museum

May 24, 2016

Unconscious Bias: How We Hurt Our Daily Interactions Without Knowing It

We are beginning to acknowledge that human beings respond to different races in unintended ways that are nonetheless biased and unfair. In conversations regarding race and ethnicity, we now use the expression Implicit Bias or Unconscious Bias.

By:Alan Headbloom

May 23, 2016

Sisters Follow Identical Career Paths

Sisters Sarah David and Libby Klooster were vying for the same job, but rooting each other on at the same time. Both were seeking the next step in a similar journey.

By:Erin Albanese

May 23, 2016

The ‘Imperial March’ storms through Grand Rapids

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend a performance of music of the great John Williams by the Grand Rapids Symphony and the Grand Rapids Choir.

By:Katelyn Kohane