| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Among historical novelists, the Anglo-American writer Tracy Chevalier has carved out a nifty niche for herself. She culls the centuries for settings in which to drop initially shy but ultimately strong-willed young heroines caught up in social, romantic...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 5:02 AM
Quaker Steak & Lube in Kentwood is getting involved with breast cancer awareness.
The restaurant's Grand Rapids location (in Kentwood) is making its Bike Nite a way to also raise money to fight cancer.
Bike Nite starts Thursday at 5, and features food...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 2:07 PM
The Quaker City String Band takes its unique form of entertainment to audiences all over the world. Quaker City has entertained the people of Cuba, Mexico, England, Canada, France and Italy. Since 1986, the band has performed in Galveston, Texas for their...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 10:50 AM
With performers like Margaux Hayes, Richard McGhee III, Abu Carter, David Brown, Kevin Lamkins and Jill Friedman, it's easy to imagine heading to the Bright Star Vision fundraiser, which supports educational projects in the Volta Region of Ghana, just for...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 12:51 PM
A group of 20 co-workers from the shipping department at a Cedar Rapids cereal plant stepped forward Wednesday to claim a $241 million Powerball jackpot.
The group, which formed a trust calling itself The Shipping 20, chose to receive the jackpot as...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Bob Harper, best known as the gregarious, never-give-up fitness trainer co-host of the television show "The Biggest Loser," gets a little crabby when he can't work out. He thinks people, in general, are lazy. And he misses his longtime former co-host,...