Museum High School Getting a $10 Million Boost

The methods in which we learn have been capable yet haven’t changed much over the span of hundreds of years. We all have a basic grasp of our reading, writing, and arithmetic, yet the amount of unused knowledge that we pick up in school, combined with the amount of useful knowledge that we don’t, has led many sources of education to look for new and interesting means in which to prepare our future generations for life to come outside of their school careers. One such location in the Grand Rapids area is Museum High School, and the endeavors they have pursued have paid off big-time. The local school has just… Read More

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Grand Rapids: City of Tomorrow?

Many of us have been paying close attention to the advancements in autonomous vehicles across the country over the last decade, and though we may still be a while off before any of these innovations become daily experiences, there is still a lot of interest in how this technology will reshape the cities around us. The Ford Motor Company seems especially interested as they have been opening up to various ideas through a platform called the Cities of Tomorrow. With attempting to get a better understanding for what autonomous vehicles will bring to cities across the U.S., this is a great way to allow your imagination to run wild. There’s… Read More

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Local Lacrosse Star Builds His Future Through His Past

The progression of World War II disrupted millions of lives, displaced millions of people, and changed the course of history. It sent families from almost every country that it touched to the far corners of the world and set in motion varies new paths through life. One such country that was affected was that of Latvia, and what began as a family attempting to flee the crackdown on local resistance, almost 80 years later has turned into a story of reconnection and triumph through sport. Proving that you can go home again, even if your home has been different since you were born. Trey Kailunas owes his start to his… Read More

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Teachers Taking Coding into the Future

For the last 20 years, technological advancements in the field of computers has grown exponentially, yet we find ourselves with a severe lack of qualified individuals when it comes to programming and deeply understanding the nature of these complex machines. Organizations such as Code.org have been working to remedy this situation and the latest stop on their conferencing tour was to provide knowledge and training to Michigan area teachers held here in Grand Rapids. This marks a significant step in providing teachers the means to better prepare students of tomorrow for greater advancements to come in our future. Just about every student across the Grand Rapids area is familiar with… Read More

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2018 Festival of the Arts

Downtown Grand Rapids will provide many different options for those looking to enjoy the fireworks this Fourth of July, but this isn’t the only possible source of entertainment for yourself or your family during this year’s festivities. As we all know, the fireworks may be the most popular draw, but throughout the day there’s a wide variety of different events and spectacles for those of all ages to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for food, entertainment, or something to keep the kids busy, you can be sure that Grand Rapids has a wide variety of options for you and your family to enjoy. The city is dedicated to making itself as… Read More

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Small Shops to Avoid the Big Box

One of the constant gripes that we hear of along the slow prod of progression is that the smaller businesses have been falling on to the wayside in favor of larger, corporate interests. Nowhere is this more apparent then when you take a look at where many mom-and-pop shops used to be along the Grand Rapids main roads, replaced with familiar logos and slogans that have homogenized the look of many cities across the country. If you’re looking to break that tradition though and to bring back the days of supporting smaller, local businesses, living in the Grand Rapids area provides you with a wealth of possibility as smaller businesses… Read More

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FoodTrekking Recognizes Grand Rapids Eatery as One of World’s Best

The World Food Travel Association has been recognizing excellence in food experiences across the world since 2015 and Grand Rapids now proudly boasts a win as one of the top sources in food and culinary experience in their latest picks. Everything from wine experiences, to food travel journalists, the World Food Travel Association looks into every aspect of offerings within an area, and thankfully we have finally been recognized as one of the best locations in which to eat within not only the state of Michigan, but the world. This particular second-place finish is not for any specific restaurant, but for the city as a whole, which can be exponentially… Read More

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The Best Service is Right Here in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids has always been known as a welcoming in friendly area, and when it comes to translating that approach to customer service, our local Chrysler car dealership has been awarded the FCA Customer First Award for Excellence for the second year in a row. Not only does this demonstrate the quality of the businesses within the city, but more importantly, the real men and women who drive sales across Michigan when it comes to providing excellent customer services. Being a two-time winner of this particular award only serves to drive home the fact that the best customer service in the state, resides within Grand Rapids. This of course, is… Read More

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