• Idea Lab Launch

    Idea Lab Launch

    June 11, 2014

    Idea Lab Working for Change Coming soon! The launch of Idea Lab, a new endeavor that will fill this site with positive, impactful stories by teens from West Michigan and beyond. Over the course of eight weeks this summer you will see the urban teen voice take shape as a talented group of 50 high […]

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  • Rockford Community Celebrates 15 Years of Mitchell’s Run

    Rockford Community Celebrates 15 Years of Mitchell’s Run

    June 13, 2013

    On August 17th, the Rockford community will rally for it’s 15th year of Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford. The 5k race began in August 1999 in an effort to raise money for the Parent Project MD, a non-profit organization searching for a cure to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne MD is a genetic disorder that causes a […]

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  • Festival of the Arts-This Weekend in Downtown Grand Rapids!

    Festival of the Arts-This Weekend in Downtown Grand Rapids!

    June 5, 2013

    Festival of the Arts is making its 44th appearance this weekend in downtown Grand Rapids beginning Friday, June 7th. Inspired by “The Calder” art piece, the festival first began in 1970 and was originally sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids. The three-day community arts celebration is held annually in June. Alexander Calder, […]

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  • Grace for Grace

    May 27, 2013

      In August of 2010, Grace Pachecno was 5 years old, and had already been in cancer remission twice. Neuroblastoma, an extra-cranial cancer that can be found in most parts of the body, had ravaged its way through her abdomen, kidneys, and chest for more than 2 years. Again in 2012, the cancer was back, […]

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  • Annie’s Ruff House Rescues Tornado Pets

    May 27, 2013

    O.K. Tornado Recovery: But what do we do with the Pets? The recent tornado to hit Oklahoma was devastating, to say the least.  As Red Cross and other nonprofit organizations are rolling in to help the victims of the storms, victims are fighting through both heartache and physical anguish to find their families, friends, and loved […]

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  • A Grieving Mother Finds the Strength to Help Others

    May 27, 2013

    When a tornado ripped through the town of Evansville, Indiana, in 2005 Kathryn Martin’s world ended. The tornado took the lives of her 2-year old son C.J., her mother-in-law and her grandmother-in-law. The three had been having a sleepover in the grandmother-in-law’s mobile home. Still grieving from the loss, Kathryn heard of another tornado rocking […]

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  • JustGiving: Skydiving for Diabetes

    May 20, 2013

    A courageous London native made a bold move by announcing her plan to raise awareness for Diabetes research throughout the United Kingdom. According to her JustGiving page, Jennifer Bell plans to dive out of an airplane at a staggering 10,000 feet.  Conventionality is not necessarily always the best route to take when it comes to […]

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  • Bike Trip Around Lake Michigan For Puppies!

    May 15, 2013

    A Grand Valley State University fraternity has continued their amazing commitment to philanthropy by hosting their 18th annual Cycling for Independence fundraiser. Each year the brothers of Alpha Sigma Phi raise money for the non-profit organization called Canine Companions for Independence. This trip is anything but a simple bike ride. The 15 brothers, those individuals who […]

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  • The Chive Nation Raises Money for Zoe Lush

    May 15, 2013

    The Chive, a website full of funny pictures and amusing anecdotes, has recently begun to show us their soft side. They have set up Chive Charities, where their followers (“Chivers” as they call them) have banded together to make a difference. Within hours of the Chive authors posting a story of someone in need, Chivers […]

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