700 people raise more than $80,000 at the 2015 Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis

More than 2.3 million adults and 10,300 children in Michigan have arthritis – 31 percent of the population.   Grand Rapids, MI – 700 people participated in the 2015 Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis on May 2 at the John Ball Park Zoo. More than $80,000 was raised to support Arthritis Foundation programs, services […]

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Crestwood Kids Connect to the Greater Community ~ Kids’ Helping Kids

The 400 kids at Crestwood Elementary have been working all year on a Service Learning Project studying the theme of Hunger and Homelessness. The essential question for learning has been, “How can we make a difference?”   Crestwood chose Kids’ Food Basket, which has a parallel theme to Crestwood’s “Kids Helping Kids!” Kids’ Food Basket (KFB) […]

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CALLAGHAN – Mrs. Patricia “Pat” J. Callaghan aged 78 of Comstock Park, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015.  Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Douglas; children, Christopher (Sally) Callaghan, Julie (Doug) Callaghan-Johnson, Peter (Mary) Callaghan, Michelle (Marty) Callaghan-Hale; grandchildren, Renee and Jared Callaghan, Ashley and William Johnson, Elizabeth, Steven, Alex and Jacob Callaghan, Lauren […]

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NKCS welcomes Cassie LaMacchia as coordinator


North Kent Community Services welcomes new employee Cassie LaMacchia as Volunteer Coordinator. She will be orientating and training new volunteers as well as reviewing new projects for the volunteer program.   Cassie is originally from Lansing and moved to Grand Rapids five years ago for school. Her passion for helping others was encouraged and strengthened during […]

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Garlic Mustard Removal on White Pine Trail

Friends of the White Pine Trail invites you to join us as we help rid our beautiful trail of the highly invasive garlic mustard plant. A group of volunteers will be meeting on the trail between Childsdale and House Streets on Wednesday, May 13th and again on Saturday, May 16th from 10 a.m. to 12 […]

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