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Aging2.0 London event

Grand Rapids hosts Aging2.0 pitch competition

Entrepreneurs will be downtown next week pitching their best ideas for new products and services for an aging population. Read More

Ex-restaurant owner pleads guilty to fraud

The former owner of a restaurant in the region has pleaded guilty to fraud. Read More

Keeki pure & simple

New skin care product launched in Kentwood

It’s not rocket science, but the formula of Renu Face Cream does hint at the high-tech background of the man involved with its development. Read More


Community college buys YMCA building

A lakeshore college plans to acquire a facility near Muskegon Lake as part of its health and wellness initiative. Read More

Kindschi Hall

University completes $55M science building

A West Michigan university is celebrating its new science building. Read More

Jim Paparella

Inside Track: A calling to work with children and youth

Jim Paparella, the new president/CEO of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s since May, had a pretty good thing going in Lansing when he saw the job opening at DABSJ, one of Michigan’s largest child/youth welfare agencies. Read More

Clean Water Institute

Calvin tests ‘service learning’ with Clean Water Institute

After several years of planning, the Clean Water Institute of Calvin College officially launched earlier this summer with a mission to provide clean water access in developing regions. Read More

Philanthropist donates land to nature center

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is getting a 22-acre land donation from philanthropist Jon Stryker along with support for a new educational facility. Read More


VAEI releases web platform for science education

Van Andel Education Institute hopes a new interactive, web-based instructional tool will empower teachers and engage students in science and engineering investigations. Read More