In 1963, a local group of 30 or so stepped out on faith, first meeting in a house basement and then later at the Union Hall on Charles Street. The group, consisting mostly of eight families, formed Faith Baptist Church, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday with a special service “From Generation to Generation: Celebrating 50 Years of God’s Faithfulness.”
When people think of the ever-growing Grand Rapids ArtPrize competition, a wide array of entries come to mind, including sculptures, paintings, crafts, photos, architecture — even works of computer programing. But music?
It’s seldom easy to find the words “fun” and “healthy” fitting together during one single activity, unless, that is, you can find a way to create an activity such as one that exercises the body while bringing hundreds of students, friends and family members together for a good cause. On Saturday, the second annual Baldwin Heights Elementary School “Walk-A-Thon” accomplished just that.
The emerald ash borer is alive and well in Greenville and it was only a matter of time before the tree-destroying insect’s predations took their toll. By the time city workers finish removing the dying trees, there will be neighborhoods that are noticeably less “green” than they have been in the past.
Fifteen years ago Jalon Ekholm’s life trundled along like a well-oiled locomotive, each day following the next along tracks she had carefully mapped out in her mind. Her career in the Air Force was going well; she served at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in communications. Top-secret messages travelled through her hands on their way to military and civilian recipients.
Dr. Joyce London was patiently seated at the Winter Inn restaurant Thursday evening as she waited to congratulate and honor a friend during the presentation of the 2014 Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring award.
A trip to the Secretary of State office is made for a variety of reasons — renewing one’s license, purchasing a new license plate, or registering to vote. But on Thursday, one visitor made a trip to the local Greenville office simply to say thank you to the employees working behind the desk.
The motivation to complete a race can range from personal accomplishment to the desire to outrun the runner who is paced directly before you just moments in front of the finish line. But on Thursday, during the second annual Law Enforcement Torch Run in Greenville, no one was trying to finish first.
Tim and Jessica Vanconant lost their house in a fire this summer. The mobile home at 1762 W. Boyer Road went up in flames July 16 (the fourth fire in six months on Boyer Road between Carlsen and Brown roads).
From the opening ceremonies Thursday to the last scoop of ice cream handed out during the ice cream social Sunday, this year’s festival was celebrated with sunny skies, warm temperatures, thousands of visitors and countless activities that made for a “perfect” festival weekend.