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  • “Always Ask Campaign” teaches how to properly interact with dogs

    Families that can’t afford to adopt are always happy to play and meet other people’s dogs. However it’s important to know how to interact with strangers’ dogs to make sure accidents don’t happen. HSWM is launching their Always Ask campaign to teach others on how to meet dogs. Dogs have boundaries just like humans; some dogs need their space or don’t want to interact. The goal of this campaign is to respect a dog’s needs rather than our own. By […]

  • Save energy and money with an efficient system from West Michigan Heating and Air Conditioning

    When a person sits in their house and sitting in climate controlled comfort, chances are there’s equipment in the basement doing all the work. The systems from West Michigan Heating and Air Conditioning can do more than just heat or cool the house, they can help with humidity, allergies, and save homeowners some serious money. Todd took a tour of a customer’s home to see how the whole system works. West Michigan Heating and Air Conditioning is located at 3640 […]

  • Discover a variety of wildlife at Saul Lake Bog Nature Center

    Living in an urban area like Grand Rapids make people think that conservation efforts to preserve natural resources are far away, but places like Saul Lake Bog Nature Center prove differently. A lot of work goes into managing the environment of nature preserves like Saul Lake Bog, and that’s why the Michigan Wildlife Council is dedicated to increasing public knowledge on what the community can do to help. Saul Lake Bog Nature Center is a 120 acre nature preserve that is […]

  • Kids can become a gymnast, dancer or ninja at For the Kidz summer camps

    There are so many options when it comes to summer camps for kids around West Michigan, and For The Kidz Gymnastics has many unique camps to keep the kids active this summer. For The Kidz Gymnastics has great new camps where the kids can learn so much more than gymnastics. This year they’ve added dance classes and a ninja course, giving kids experiences they won’t get anywhere else. The best part about their summer camps is that parents don’t have to […]

  • Morning Buzz: A festival completely dedicated to bacon is making its way to Ann Arbor

    1. Bacon lovers need to head to the east side of the state for a celebration dedicated the tasty meat at Camp Bacon. It’s a five-day event, where bacon-enthusiast get to eat bacon and learn about its history, so guests can feed their minds as well as their bellies. There will also be a film fest that will focus on women in the Southern food industry. The event runs from May 31 to June 4 in Ann Arbor, and all the […]

  • New Holland Brewing Co. bringing back “retired” beers to celebrate 20th anniversary

    New Holland Brewing Company is celebrating their 20th anniversary with Hatter Days Street Party and throwback beers. Hatter Days is an annual event that celebrates New Holland’s anniversary and the beer that put them on the map: The Mad Hatter IPA. The event will have live music from local and national acts, lawn games, all-day acts from the Daredevil Circus, and more activities that are fun for the whole family. New Holland Brewing Company will also be partnering with Kids’ […]

  • Tickets now on sale for Barn Theatre’s 71st season

    Michigan’s oldest professional summer theatre just announced their 71st season of plays and musicals for the 2017 season. The Barn Theatre continues its mission of bringing professional and high quality theater to West Michigan, with popular titles that the whole family will enjoy. As they kick off the 71st season, they’ll be hosting the benefit gala “A Lot of Song and a Little Dance.” Actors from the Barn will take guests behind the scenes of the theater, as well as a […]

  • Interview: Calvin graduate walks for the first time getting his diploma

    In June 2010, Garrett Bazany seriously injured himself in a trampoline accident when he was 15-years-old. He was practicing a double front flip on his trampoline when he landed on his head, resulting in him being paralyzed from the chest down. He was confined to a wheelchair and told he’d never be able to use his legs again. Seven years later, he surprised everyone at the Calvin College commencement when he walked across the stage to grab his diploma. When he crossed the […]

  • Dr. Bitner to discuss healthy aging at Doctor Dialogues on Wednesday

    If you’re like most women, you’re probably so buys taking care of everyone else in your family your own wellbeing and health tend to fall last. Women need to make sure their health is a priority, and Dr. Diana Bitner, a nationally recognized menopause specialist from Spectrum Health, encourages other women to do the same. Dr. Bitner, along with several other medical professionals, will be speaking at Doctor Dialogue on Wednesday, May 24. Those who attend will learn and be […]