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Keeping it in the family: Local orchards thrive in West Michigan

It's fall in West Michigan, and local orchards are packed. Find out who's growing that apple you're eating, and how they're innovating into the next generation. In a region where agriculture is big business, Lauren Carlson reports on how a few family-owned operations are weathering the seasons.

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Out of the classroom and into the community: How Muskegon students are contributing

Great Lakes deserve great students, and the West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative connects curious learners with Pure Michigan environments. From planting trees to creating community partnerships, Marla R. Miller finds out how local students are becoming engaged problem-solvers at a few regional hubs.

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G-Sync: Throwback Thursday (100 years ago)

Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen offers up his first Throwback Thursday, tipping his hat to the future of Grand Rapids Community College on the occasion of their 100th Anniversary.

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Poll: What's your favorite downtown project?

From new apartment towers to state-of-the art biotech facilities, downtown Grand Rapids is on the cusp of another development boom -- and we want to know which projects our readers are the most excited about. Click away!

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