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Artist reveals inspiration for the Festival of the Arts new poster

Artist reveals inspiration for the Festival of the Arts new poster

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Festival of the Arts is still more than a month away, but the event’s official poster is already out there.

Organizers unveiled the 2013 Festival of the Arts poster April 25. Grand Rapids artist Abigail Bradley, a four-time ArtPrize participant came up with the look, which she says embodies the playful and colorful nature of the weekend-long event.

Spartan Stores named one of America's most trustworthy companies

Spartan Stores named one of America's most trustworthy companies

(Spartan Stores) –  Spartan Stores, Inc., a leading regional grocery distributor and retailer, was recently recognized by Forbes Magazine in their annual "America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies" list.  

“We are pleased to receive this distinction by Forbes as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies,” stated Dennis Eidson, Spartan’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We are committed to being transparent with all of our customers, shareholders, and business partners while continuing to operate the business based on our core principles of honesty and integrity.”

Forbes turned to GMI Ratings, a pioneer in the application of non-traditional risk measures for financial analysis, to identify the most transparent and trustworthy businesses that trade on American exchanges.

Cast your semi-final vote in our Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge

Cast your semi-final vote in our Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge

The WZZM 13 Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge  is in the semi-final round.

 RT London (My Town Grand Rapids North) is taking on Terryberry (My Town Grand Rapids Central). The winner of that match up will take on the winner of the battle between REY Longboard Trucks (My Town Muskegon)  and Hudsonville Ice Cream .

Click HERE to download the full bracket.

Cast your Monday vote and win Made in Michigan products!

Cast your Monday vote and win Made in Michigan products!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge.

Cast Your Thursday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Cast Your Thursday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products.

Cast Your Tuesday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Cast Your Tuesday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products.

Neighbors helping neighbors on the Westside

Neighbors helping neighbors on the Westside

Nestled amidst the polish halls, homes, and churches of Grand Rapids' lower Westside stands Steepletown Neighborhood Services, a beacon of hope and help for those still needing their GED and other services.
 

Housed in a former convent at 671 Davis NW, Steepletown provides free GED assistance to students 16-24 and this is one of their most popular programs. It offers open enrollment year-round, not just July through June like other organizations. It also attempts to eliminate the barriers to education some students face. As of April 1, drop-in childcare will be available for the first time to those in the program.
Steepletown relies heavily on volunteers for the GED program's one-on-one mentoring and group tutoring. They offer weekly orientations to anyone interested in volunteering and they could always use more help.