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Feature Story Gentex Discovery Preschool will be the first of its kind in the area with subsidized preschool for first and second shift parents on the Gentex manufacturing site in Zeeland.

Gentex, ODC partner to bring child care to employees

The Outdoor Discovery Center is working with Ottawa County to use $7.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to create 1,000 new child care slots in the county. That money will be matched with $30 million from local business partners.

Feature Story Veronica Rodriguez and Regina Love are certified community health workers.

Community Links program connects Allegan County residents to services

Funds from the Michigan Rural Health Center are helping Allegan County create a program that bridges the gap between individuals, communities, and the health and social service systems.

Feature Story Renderings for the Eastowne Centre project in Norton Shores.

Norton Shores works to increase housing options

Mark Meyers, city administrator for Norton Shores, is hopeful that housing projects in the pipeline will meet the growing demand of people who want to live in the Muskegon County community. 

Feature Story Mike Brokema of Shady Side Farms Inc. leads a discussion on soil health at his farm as part of the 2022 Cultivating Resilience Field Day.

$7M available to fund conservation practices

Owners interested in farmland, forest and water quality conservation have until Nov. 28 to contact the Ottawa Conservation District Regional Conservation Partnership Program to begin developing a no-cost conservation plan.

Feature Story Cultural Immersion Experiences Across the Bridge brings together residents from Grand Haven and Muskegon to learn about each other’s communities.

Crossing the bridge into a cultural immersion experience

Rebecca Hopp, former Mayor of Ferrysburg, writes about her “life changing experience” taking part in the Across The Bridge Cultural Immersion Initiative.  

Feature Story Marjri Weller (GRCC)

GRCC partners with state to connect students with resources

A new partnership between Grand Rapids Community College and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services can help connect students with outside resources to help them be successful.

Feature Story Charles Lepper

Next GRCC president is Utah community college officer

Trustees select selected Salt Lake City Community College leader Charles Lepper to be new GRCC president.

Feature Story GRCC is adding lecture classes for the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education to the growing GRCC Lakeshore Campus. (GRCC/Andrew Schmidt)

Secchia Institute culinary classes added to GRCC Lakeshore Campus menu

Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education is planning culinary classes for the GRCC Lakeshore Campus during the winter semester to meet growing demand.

Feature Story Raul Garcia, Homeowner Services Coach with Brittany Rabideau, a future Haven Townhome homeowner.

Habitat for Humanity building affordable housing for those with disabilities

Habitat for Humanity is building five townhomes in Holland that will be exclusively for those who have mental or physical disabilities.

Feature Story For the last decade, employees from Ameriprise have volunteered with Community Action House to help prepare food for Thanksgiving distribution.

How 2 groups plan to provide Thanksgiving meals for those facing food insecurity

The Muskegon Rescue Mission and Community Action House will be helping out Lakeshore residents facing food insecurity during the Thanksgiving holiday. Find out how organizations and individuals are stepping up to help. 

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