Feature Story Mumford Prize List

Meet the top three nominees for this year’s Mumford Prize for GoodFeaturing Kim West, Phil Maxwell, and Jim Holton

An annual accolade which celebrates community members who are “doing good” in central Michigan communities is “The Good Prize.” From restaurateur Jim Holton's quiet benevolence to teacher Phil Maxwell's impactful classroom initiatives, and advocate Kim West's dedication to supporting families, each of the “Top 3” nominees for this year’s selection exemplify selflessness and community spirit. Through their stories, witness the transformative power of individuals making an extraordinary difference.

Partner Content Carlson's Fishery opened in 1904 at Fishtown in Leland.

More than just a filet of fish

Iceland has figured out how to use almost 100% of every fish caught – not just the filet. By making things like durable leather, beauty products and skin graft bandages, it’s increased the value of Atlantic cod from about $15 to over $5,000. Can this approach help the struggling Great Lakes fishery?  

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Grounded: How art, faith, and ecology unite to 'touch the heart' and inspire changeWestminster Art Festival going on now

When it comes to climate change, science appeals to the mind, but art can touch the heart. To create change, we need both. The Westminster Presbyterian Art Festival unites earth care, art, and faith for its annual celebration.

Innovation News The AFC Ann Arbor women's team.

Ann Arbor soccer club to plant three trees for every goal scored this season

The club will donate trees to Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation, planting a minimum of 200 trees as part of the city’s A2Zero campaign and ongoing bicentennial celebrations.

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Building opportunities for U.P. students to enter the construction trades

Responding to a shortage of skilled workers in the construction trades, a host of programs in the U.P. are providing training to encourage high school and college students to consider entering the construction field. 

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Return of Tulip Time’s Dutch Lunch at Evergreen Commons also showcases community center

Returning from a hiatus that started during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tulip Time’s Dutch Lunch at Evergreen Commons sold out quickly. Busloads of visitors also came to experience the iconic community center, which is on a mission to “disrupt the way people age.”  

Feature Story Roel Garcia walks into the Library for the Visually Impaired and Physically Disabled in Muskegon.

Step inside an award-winning library for people with disabilities

Roel Garcia shares what it's like to visit the Library for the Visually Impaired and Physically Disabled in Muskegon. Part of the Muskegon Area District Library, it is a fully functioning library specializing in additional services for people with disabilities.

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Hope Starts Here puts Detroit's young children first

The Hope Starts Here initiative brings together a team of advocates and champions who are leading the charge for Detroit’s early childhood systems. A collaboration among The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, and a host of agencies, community based organizations, and most importantly, Detroit residents, Hope Starts Here formally launched in 2017.  

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