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Linda Odette

Linda Odette is a freelance writer and editor with more than 30 years of experience in journalism. She’s worked primarily as an editor in feature departments at newspapers in West Michigan, including the Grand Rapids Press, the Muskegon Chronicle and the Holland Sentinel. She lives in East Grand Rapids near the Eastown edge, has a teenage son and a daughter in college. Read Linda's full bio or email Linda.

Military Families Get in for Free This Weekend

Free visits for active-duty and veteran military families will be offered by the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum during their upcoming Military Weekend. SpartanNash has partnered...

Making Way for the Butterflies

The nasty invasive species and weeds that took over the Collins Elementary garden space have disappeared, making way for a new garden next spring. Marnie...

A Heaping Harvest of Fun

Editor's note: This is a personal commentary by Linda Odette, a School News Network reporter who covers Thornapple Kellogg Schools "Hey, how did a tomato...