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Black History Month: Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces New Mini-Exhibition

Rosa Parks iconic bus trip changed the course of history in America.  Take a trip to Grand Rapids to see the new exhibit.

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Read More Sunday, February 07, 2016
Hawai’i and Michigan Connections? Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives

 Hawaiian Mission Houses was established in 1923 by the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society, a private, non-profit organization and genealogical society. It consists of three mission houses that served as homes and workplaces for the first Christian missionaries who came here. At right is the 1821 Mission House, and, left, the Mission annex that was originally built of coral block as a bedroom annex, but now houses the print shop.

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Read More Sunday, February 07, 2016
Your Ability to Save!

 

By Porsche Miles-Grant
 
More often than not, people express their inability to save money. Some statements include, “I don't have any money to save.", or "How can I save what I don't have?" But saving is not what you do after you have spent. Saving is what you do before you spend.
Read More Sunday, February 07, 2016
Excuse me, are you listening? 15-2

  Dear Readers,

 
There are so many changes that are going on and after having a conversation with my daughter, I realized that she has been deeply affected by the sale of Eastern High School’s building.
Read More Sunday, February 07, 2016
TAX SOLUTIONS:  IRS to Use Debt Collectors

 

By A.J. Gross
 
The Internal Revenue Service will soon use private debt collectors to collect unpaid back taxes.  This new tax collection provision was included in the new highway funding bill that passed in December.   Included in the new law is the authorization for private debt collectors to make “robocalls” or “robotexts” to collect unpaid IRS taxes.  The use of robocalls may make it easier for scammers. 
Read More Sunday, February 07, 2016
FINANCIAL FOCUS: End-of-Life Planning Checklist

 

Provided by Sara Frank-Hepfer
 
To ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death, end-of-life planning is essential. But when it comes to organizing your personal and financial affairs, it can be difficult to know where to start. The following checklists are designed to guide you through the planning process. 
Read More Sunday, February 07, 2016
PBS Lists Black History Month Movie Picks

  Documentaries can open windows to our past. Through the lens of talented filmmakers, we can re-live iconic moments in history like the 1963 March on Washington or climb aboard a Greyhound bus to join the Freedom Riders on their journey through the Jim Crow South.

Read More Sunday, February 07, 2016
Movie Review: The 5th Wave

  Studio:  Sony (1hr. 52 min.)

Plot:     The world is devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has decimated Earth’s population.
Cast:     Chloe Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Liev Schreiber, Maria Bello, Nick Robinson, Maggie Siff
Read More Sunday, February 07, 2016
Milk Means More Recipe: Cherry Vanilla Yogurt Bites

 

Recipe Serves: 8 (makes 24 bites, serving size is 3 bites)
Recipe Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Ingredients: 
• 1 1/2  cups vanilla greek yogurt
• Seeds scraped from one vanilla bean ..... continued
Read More Sunday, February 07, 2016
The Kid’s Doctor: Lice is tough to treat

 If your child's school tells you your child has head lice, call your doctor for advice on treatment. Photo by potolia.com

Read More Sunday, February 07, 2016
Interpersonal Edge: What is workplace enlightenment?

 

By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
 
Q. I'm interested in emotional maturity, personal growth and enlightenment, but every day I just want to bite people at work. Isn't enlightenment some state you achieve where you sit around in nirvana all day?
Read More Sunday, February 07, 2016
Jill on Money: In volatile market, keep emotions in check

 

 

By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
 
 Stocks have plunged for the second time in six months, and the big swings are testing every investor's internal fortitude. The bad start to the year is even stirring grim memories of 2008, especially given the dire predictions of some economists and analysts.
Read More Sunday, February 07, 2016
Quick Facts About Eastern High School

 On a fall day in 1928, Eastern High School opened its doors for the first time to 917 students who were greeted by Principal Dwight Rich.

Read More Sunday, February 07, 2016
TAX SOLUTIONS: Your Plans for the $1.5 Billion Powerball Winnings

 

By A.J. Gross
 
Did you buy a Powerball ticket when the jackpot was an estimated $1.5B?  I sure did.  Like most people, I figured out how to spend the money:  retire immediately, new house, new car, exotic vacations, and financially help close family and friends.  In my head, I was set for life and it felt good.  Until I found out I didn’t win.  Well, I knew I wasn’t going to win but it was fun to dream about it.  
Read More Monday, February 01, 2016
What Have You Done for the Community Lately???

  By Porsche Miles-Grant

 
“For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s LOVE and concern for each other.” -Millard Fuller 
 
Do you love the community that you reside in? Are you concerned for the community you reside in? 
Read More Sunday, January 24, 2016
FINANCIAL FOCUS: The Five Stages of Retirement

  

Provided by Sara Frank-Hepfer
 
Retirement is a life-changing event. After spending years looking forward to it, many people aren't sure what to do with themselves when retirement finally arrives. Without the everyday routine and social outlet that work provides, it's easy to feel a little lost. Preparing for the inevitable changes that retirement brings can help you make a smooth transition into this new stage of life.
Read More Sunday, January 24, 2016
Opinion: Racial Profiling of Chinese Americans Will Only Hurt America

 By George Koo

 
It simply boggles the mind that with an African American in the White House and an African American as the Attorney General, persecution of Chinese American scientists based on racial profiling not only has not abated but actually intensified.
 
Read More Sunday, January 24, 2016
Jill on Money: Recognizing those who have improved our financial lives

 

By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
 
  This is a time of year when we count our blessings. I'd like to thank a variety of organizations, agencies and companies that have improved our financial lives.
Read More Sunday, January 24, 2016
Interpersonal Edge: Build your career around your strengths

 

By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
 
 Q. I have a highly detailed job and believe I am more of a big picture kind of guy. I consistently make errors in detailed projects even when I try hard to be perfect. My boss thinks I am being sloppy, but I just can't seem to spot these mistakes. Can you give me guidance about how to do better in my work?
Read More Sunday, January 24, 2016
Car Care: Winter Maintenance Check

 

Heavy snow can be fun for some, but many drivers dread treacherous winter driving conditions. Being car care aware will help ensure your vehicle is ready for harsh winter weather encountered on the road.
 
Read More Sunday, January 24, 2016

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