A mostly unstructured painting class is helping a group of students with various levels of artistic experience get in touch with their creative side.Read more
The interesting local connection to rock & roll legend.
There were many times in the life of Charlie Westover that he wanted to run away.
As a kid, Charlie upheld the responsibilities of the older brother to two young sisters. Growing up in Coopersville, Michigan could be difficult for a young boy when every mother in the neighborhood made sure Charlie’s mom knew of every infraction. Mrs. Emmons caught him swearing in her backyard once and made the obligatory phone call. It made Charlie just want to run away. Many times he ran away to trouble and away from his classes. Under his name in the yearbook, it reads, “Mischief and I are pals.”Read more
Mary (not her real name) struggles to make ends meet, but hopes for a better future: she is going to school to become a nurse. She was pulled over for an out-of-date registration tag. Unbeknownst to her, her husband had not renewed the tag. She received a ticket. Preoccupied with school and family, she forgot about the ticket and it went unpaid. The ticket began accumulating late fees and additional penalties. When pulled over again at a later date, she discovered there was a warrant out for her arrest due to the unpaid fees.Read more