Middle school entrepreneurs sell their sweet creations at Breaktime Bakery
July 17, 2013; therapidian.org
The Fourth Reformed Church kitchen is busy with tiny hands during the morning Monday through Thursday. The middle school entrepreneurs of Breaktime Bakery are hard at work mixing and measuring to make delicious pastries. They’re led by Eric Schalk, the director of New City Neighbors’ Breaktime Bakery and its sister program Breaktime. He gave up culinary art to pursue youth ministry, but Breaktime Bakery combines his passion for God, kids and the culinary art form.
Schalk spent a semester studying culinary art at Grand Rapids Community College. While taking classes, he got a job at Fourth Reformed Church doing youth ministry. He says this position made him realize that youth ministry was his true passion and calling.
Former Muskegon High football star putting up big numbers for Mustangs
July 18, 2013; MLive
MUSKEGON, MI — DeMonte Collins seems right at home on the football field.
… During stints in college at Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College and the past three years in semipro football, Collins keeps racking up big numbers.
Drowning in fear
July 17, 2013; lansingcitypulse.com
Uneasy immersion into a dangerous world: That’s the theme of a deeply personal exhibition of oil paintings on display at the Lansing Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame through July 27. Lansing artist Alina Poroshina steeps the large-scale water paintings of her exhibit, “Of Fears and Memory,” in lush and dire imagery.
… When the Lansing show is over, all three genocide paintings are going to Grand Rapids Community College’s Collins Gallery. They have also been accepted into the 2013 ArtPrize exhibiton.