Dynamic Variation:

SkillsUSA Michigan competition provides hands-on experience

Each April, meeting rooms and exhibition halls in downtown Grand Rapids are transformed into building sites, hair salons, restaurants and other scenarios. Instead of bottled water and notepads, the rooms are supplied with power saws, electrical tools or blow dryers. That’s what happens at the annual state competition of SkillsUSA Michigan…

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International trumpeters bring brass to Grand Rapids

Music is in the air when the International Trumpet Guild Conference comes to town, as they did recently to Grand Rapids. In addition to workshops, education sessions and vendors, the event includes several concerts that are open to the public plus some "late-night jam sessions" at local night spots…

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