City, county clerks report issues, but quick solutions after voting equipment change

Nov. 7 produced the as-expected small voter turnout while also revealing a few issues with the new equipment now easily remedied before elections in 2018.

By:K.D. Norris

Wyoming, Kentwood residents attend beatification mass for Father Solanus Casey

It will have about the same number of attendees as the Super Bowl, it has its own Snapchat filer, and is perhaps rarer than the Olympics being hosted in the United States. It is tomorrow’s beautification mass for the Venerable Father Solanus Casey.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

Employment Expertise: Five Tips to Stay Mentally Healthy While Unemployed

There is no right way to feel when faced with a job loss and no timeline for feeling better. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help boost your mood when you’re feeling stuck in a low spot.

By:West Michigan Works!

How do you mark 10 years in the community? By serving cake, of course

The Grand Rapids Art Museum marks the 10th anniversary of its current home with a special celebration that includes cake, activities and free admission to the museum.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

November 17, 2017

Local resident takes the Civic Theatre stage in upcoming production of ‘Annie’

Kira Alsum is no stranger to the part of Grace Farrell or the musical “Annie,” having been involved in three different shows which includes Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s upcoming production.

By:Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

November 16, 2017

Community helps Kentwood insurance company raise $10,000 for ‘Coats for Kids’

Del J. & Jean B. Doyle Family Foundation will receive a $10,000 donation from Doyle & Ogden Insurance in celebration of the agency earning a 2017 Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award for demonstrating extraordinary volunteerism to make positive change happen in their community.

By:Calvin Jordan Jr.

November 15, 2017

New Godfrey-Lee district board member brings Latinx perspective to educational leadership

Jackie Hernandez hopes to bring a more ethnically diverse presence to leadership of a school district with a Latino/Latina students in the majority.

By:K.D. Norris

November 15, 2017

Cat of the week: Zillah

Zillah loves being stroked all over, even her sleek belly and, of course, is absolutely wild about wet food, tolerating tummy rubs while chowing down to her heart’s content.

By:Sharon Wylie, Crash's Landing

November 15, 2017

Welcome to the neighborhood: Delta Hotels, Health Bridge

Recently, the Wyoming Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce hosted two ribbon cutting ceremonies for a new hotel in Kentwood and a new rehabilitation center in Wyoming.

By:Bob O'Callaghan, Wyoming Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce