Mid-Day West Michigan
Study: Religious affiliation a plus for stores09/12/14
A just released study authored by a Grand Valley State University Marketing Professor finds a thought provoking connection between shopping and religion.
New clinic offers dental services for low-income residents
The new Kent County South Clinic repurposes the site of a former library into a dual medical and dental care center for thousands of local, low-income residents. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, WGVU talks with Pearline Bailey of the Michigan...
Backers hopeful for veterans millage in November
Tuesday's primary election has come and gone, along with two successful Kent County-wide millage questions. Now, backers of another cause are hoping they can be as successful with their own money question come the November general election. Today on...
Forest Gump returns the big the screen on IMAX
Friday means movie talk on Mid Day and Scott Vander Werf talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema on the one new movie opening in theaters The Identical and the 20th anniversay of Forrest Gump on IMAX, plus a new indie film series for the...
St. Cecilia offers jazz improv and band classes
St. Cecilia Music Center is known for world class performances from the finest of classical and jazz musicians. But it has also had a tradition of music education as well. There have been after school classes for young musicians for decades and now...
Celiac serious disease but still not well known
Awareness of Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years, but it's still nowhere near as well known as many other conditions. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we talk with Nancy Carlson, who leads an...
Petroglyph artist adorns Grand River rocks
Work is underway for Grand Rapids' Artprize competition. Among the more unusual entries is a series of rock carvings along the banks of the Grand River near the Public Museum. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we talk with petroglyph artist Kevin...
Three new movies plus Ghostbusters 30th anniversary
Three new movies opening in theaters in west Michigan, including Pierce Brosnan in 'The November Man.'
The Shark is back in the water again
Super swimmer Jim Dreyer is back again, this time taking on the Straits of Mackinac. We talk with him today on WGVU Midday West Michigan
Jazz at Fountain Street Church
When was the last time you heard live jazz played on a real grand piano? How about two concert grand pianos? Fountain Street Church is planning a 3 concert series for the 2014-2015 season. Jazz In The Sanctuary will be hosted by Dr. Robin Connell, one...
MAREC welcomes new director next month
Grand Valley State University's Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) is getting a new director. Kevin Ricco takes over from Arn Boezaart September 22.
Michigan beer industry creating jobs and generating revenue
Michigan cracks Washington-D.C.-based Beer Institute's Jobs Supported by Beer Top 10 list. It says the Michigan's beer industry adds $6 billion to the state's economy.
Preparing for tax day-in August
As summer progresses, most of us are doing anything but looking to next spring. But in one way, it's not a bad idea to think forward. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, a conversation with Luis Garcia of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service regional...
Improving economy impacting GRCC enrollment
As Grand Rapids Community College prepares for its students return to fall classes next week, as of today, enrollment is down and that impacts GRCC's bottom line.
Museum school promises immersion experience for GRPS students
There's a new school in Grand Rapids, with classrooms at the Van Andel Public Museum Center. It's called, appropriately, the Museum School. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we talk with GRPS Communications Specialist John Helmholt for some details.
Western Michigan Jazz Orchestra returns with Travel Notes
Western Michigan University has a thriving music program with jazz as its strength. The Western Michigan Jazz Orchestra has a fine tradition both on CD and in performance. Their latest recording 'Travel Notes' present six epic composition...Here's a...
SE Michigan company recycling poisonous Mercury
Just about everything can be used again these days. Here's one more item to add to the list.
In The Tradition brings Detroit jazz to Grand Rapids
The third annual GRandJazzFest is this weekend. Rick Braun and Alexander Zonjic are headlining with west Michigan artists Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra, Cooper Hay VanLente, Evidence and Edye Evans Hyde also hitting the stage at Rosa Parks Circle. In...
West Michigan mission organization has Ebola connection
Although the Ebola crisis may seem a long ways away to most of us, there are some West Michigan connections. Among them, a Calvin College graduate who's had firsthand experience with the situation. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we speak with...
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