GRPD investigates series of airsoft gun shootings
Sept. 9, 2014; WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police say they’re investigating after a series of incidents in which people were shot by two suspects with airsoft guns.
… One of the victims was a Grand Rapids Community College cross-country runner who was hit three times. She fell and cut her face.
GRCC turns down Byron Township tax-sharing proposal
Sept. 9, 2014; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College turned down a request from Byron Township to give up $419,000 in property taxes over 20 years that the municipality would be used to help develop the area surrounding an 80-store outlet mall.
Young & Ambitious: Second Day Consignment
Sept. 9, 2014; Bailey & James (lifestyle blog)
A couple weeks ago, I heard about this Grand Rapids formal wear consignment shop through a friend. At first I thought, Maybe I’ll finally get rid of some of these dresses that are taking up space in my closest! Then I started doing a little research on Second Dance and realized that the young women who own this cute little consignment boutique weren’t even old enough to legally buy a cocktail! I was super impressed and at the same time a little jealous. Jealous in the sense that I wish I had the courage at almost 30 to venture out and start my own business without hesitation, let alone being 20 and doing it. Then jealously turned in to curiosity and I had to meet these ladies. It was refreshing to meet these beautiful (inside and out), bubbly, smart, and business savvy young women who never gave up even when faced with skepticism and criticism. Here’s a little about their story…
… Emily (Juno) and Stephanie (Howard) have been friends since the age of five. They are both students at Grand Rapids Community College (Emily is taking this semester off). When I was chatting with them, I witnessed a genuine friendship that also acts as catalyst for motivation and support. These women are humble, but confidant. They do not compete with each other, but push each other to greatness. This entire business plan was a girl’s phone crying sess turned reality. These women are absolutely remarkable and their personalities are contagious. I was so fascinated by their determination and their ability to take criticism.
Silver Line bus stop near alternative high school key for students
Sept. 10, 2014; MLive
KENTWOOD, MI — Within the first week of school, the Rapids new Silver Line bus system has already seen an uptick in ridership among alternative high school students in Kentwood.
… “We think its a very effective system for community members and students to meet their transportation needs efficiently and economically,” he (Crossroads Alternative High School Principal Rick Hatfield) said, noting they crossed paths with three former Crossroads students who were riding the new Silver Line to classes at Grand Rapids Community College.