Heart of Rockford Business Association helps to raise funds for Strong Kids Scholarships

The Heart of Rockford Business Association (HRBA) is pleased to announce it has partnered with the Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA for HRBA’s January 15-31 Community Unity program. The HRBA launched Community Unity in April 2009 to provide nonprofits with the opportunity to raise money for their organizations by shopping and dining locally, rather than […]

Community service group to host United We Knit event

Over 700 hand-knit items to be donated to Grand Rapids Home for Veterans In the aftermath of the Civil War, the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans was constructed to meet the needs of Michigan veterans. Today, the home continues to serve as a symbol of Michigan’s promise to her veterans, providing compassionate, quality, interdisciplinary care […]

All health department locations offering H1N1 vaccination

So, you think you don’t need the H1N1 vaccination? Isn’t the “swine flu” over? Not so, according to Cathy Raevsky, administrative health officer for the Kent County Health Department (KCHD). “While the worst of the flu season could be over,” said Raevsky, “we don’t know what we’ll see this winter or spring. Another wave of […]

Concert to benefit RHS Youth Initiative

On Friday, Jan. 29, Vertigo Music in Grand Rapids will be hosting a benefit concert for Rockford High School’s Youth Initiative. Live bands will be playing from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and the cost is $5 at the door. All proceeds will go toward Youth Initiative’s Habitat for Humanity home. This student group has been […]

Reserve for spring plant sale

The Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon will host the Gillette Nature Association’s annual spring native plant sale on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-orders are now being accepted. Due to the overwhelming demand for spring woodland wildflowers such as white trillium, the Gillette Nature […]