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"It's pretty much a family affair," said Margaret (Peg) Finkelstein, Director of the Peg & Mort Finkelstein Historical Archives at Temple Emanuel in Grand Rapids. Read more...

Giving Girls a Voice

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 07:44
"I learned very early that no matter what was going on in my life, music was the constant that could help me through," said Stephanie Leonardos, President and CEO of Amerikam. "I would incorporate it into everything." Read more...
"Unconditional love is what drew me to this ministry," said Marge Palmerlee, Executive Director of Dégagé Ministries, an organization that offers help—and hope—to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in Grand Rapids' Heartside Neighborhood. Read more...
Breast cancer affects everyone—both men and women. That's why the American Cancer Society (ACS) recruits men to fight breast cancer through their Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Read more...

A Strong Will to Survive

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:22
"I need to be alive for my kids." Jori Phillips, a mother to three girls and one boy, was 35 when she felt a lump in her breast. She was breastfeeding her baby when one breast felt empty, and the other constantly felt full of milk. Read more...

The Neighborhood Coffee Shop

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:23
The worn wooden floorboards creak at The Sparrows Coffee Tea and Newsstand, and the back wall is five different shades of paint. "It's gritty, but warm and welcoming," said Lori Slager Wenzel, owner and founder. Read more...

And That’s the Bottom Line

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:45
Floriza Genautis, Founder and CEO of Management Business Solutions, Inc. (MBS), knows staffing. After graduating with a degree in math and computer application from De La Salle University in the Phillippines, she had a job waiting for her. Instead, Floriza moved to Silicon Valley to be closer to her family—and ended up mopping floors at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Read more...

Fashionably Faithful

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 06:12
A new boutique in East Hills boasts not only ethical and fashionable clothing, accessories and home goods, but a place of encouragement and reflection in faith. Adored Boutique opened December 2016 in the Uptown Shopping District. The 1,200-square foot building was previously Cheveux Salon and the owner, Emily Smith, is thrilled about the location and the new course her life has taken. Read more...

Still Flying

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:46
On July 12, 2017, Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation (AADF) flew into Grand Rapids to honor eight military veterans and military spouses who live at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes. AADF is a nonprofit organization with a mission to give back to those who have given, by providing flights in fully restored Boeing Stearman biplanes—the same aircraft used to train aviators in the 1930s and '40s. That morning, Jane (Baessler) Doyle took to the skies. Again. Read more...
What happens when the daughter of an entrepreneurial family graduates from law school, lands her dream job in Miami, then realizes she's really not in love with it like she thought she'd be? Read more...
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