Posts Tagged ‘ Michigan ’

Michigan Gets A Second $5 Million Education Grant

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a four-year, $5.5 million grant to ensure that children are prepared for school and success. “ELNC is one of the leading early childhood stakeholders in Kent County, and serves as a model for the rest of the state,” said Ali Webb, the foundation’s director of Michigan programs about the… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 17 2016

Negwegon Park No Longer Split

The Negwegon has been split into two parts since it was born over 50 years ago. It is now becoming one park thanks to a $900,000 federal grant to buy 391 acres of land between the park halves the state has long hoped join the park with. “The family reached out this summer and said they… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 16 2016

Celebration Cinema Plans To Open Bar

What could make a trip to the movies even better? How about a nice cold beer to enjoy alongside your popcorn. Celebration Cinema is hoping to bring that experience to their theater. “Throughout the United States and the State of Michigan, successful motion picture operators, including Celebration, are meeting modern moviegoers’ desire to have a… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 27 2016

Lake Michigan’s Ice Caves – Beautiful But Dangerous

Lake Michigan has some beautiful ice caves. They draw a lot of attention and many people want to explore the caves from the inside. These caves can be just as dangerous as they are beautiful and exploring them could result in injury. The caves could fall or melt and anyone inside could become trapped hurt. It… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 26 2016

National River Rally Coming To Michigan

The Grand River restoration project has made Michigan the perfect place for the National River Rally. The event take place in May and attracts hundreds of people.  “Restoring the Grand River has captured the imagination of our community, and hosting River Rally will draw national attention to our city and our river restoration plans,” Mayor Rosalynn… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2016

Michigan National Parks Beat Attendance Record

Michigan has some amazing national parks and more and more people are making it a point to visit them.  This year the parks broke their record in attendance. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore set a visitation record with 1,535,633 and River Raisin National Battlefield Park also set a visitor record of 109,118. These parks are hoping… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 6 2016

Grand Rapids To Expect Below Freezing Temperatures

If you enjoyed the unusually warm winter weather that Grand Rapids has been experiencing, get ready to get bundled up. Below freezing temperatures are expected to hit the area early this week. There may also be a chance of rain, ice and snow. Early mornings may be the coldest and road conditions could be dangerous.  Drivers should watch for black… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 5 2016

Winter Storm Expected To Hit Grand Rapids

A winter storm is expected to his the Grand Rapids area on Monday and official are warning residents that they should prepare for it. There may be electricity loss and many roads may be closed. Residents should stock up on groceries and supplies, check on pets and make sure elderly people have plenty of blankets,… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 28 2015

5 Reasons To Visit Grand Rapids This Winter

Grand Rapids is a great city to live, work and play in and if you don’t live here, you should plan a visit very soon. There are many reasons why you should make a trip to Grand Rapids a priority this winter, but here are just a few of them. Food Grand Rapids has some… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 11 2015

How Big Was This Week’s Storm?

Grand Rapids experienced a pretty big storm this week with record breaking waves and high winds. While officials warned the public to stay away from the beaches and closed many of the piers, many people flocked to the beaches to watch these massive waves and the wind at work. Winds topped at speeds of 55… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 13 2015