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Spice up your spring: Never too early to think spring

Submitted 02-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

Spice up Your Spring is a fundraiser for Tomorrow’s Child, a statewide nonprofit whose mission is to prevent infant death and support those affected by it.


Placemaking as hospitality: How can we invite everyone to the table?

Submitted 02-24-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

If placemaking is about embracing the collective humanity in each other, then the best places and the best placemaking are not just cool things to do in cool places, but building a better city for all of us.


The Right Place's economic outlook for West Michigan

Submitted 02-12-2015 under OPINION

The Right Place puts West Michigan on the map as a economic development hotspot.


Discover six locally owned alternatives to Trader Joe's

Submitted 02-12-2015 under OPINION

Yesterday afternoon, Trader Joe’s confirmed that it plans to open a location across from Centerpointe Mall in late 2015 or 2016. From the posts of my friends on Facebook, you would think that Grand Rapids just won the hipster lottery or something.


Remembering Dirk Koning

Submitted 02-10-2015 under OPINION

It has been 10 years since Dirk Koning left us so unexpectedly. Many of us remember this free speech pioneer. Here are 10 memories from someone who worked with him on a daily basis.


Voting for Write Michigan short stories contest almost over

Submitted 01-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Local writers compete to win $250 and see their work published in this year’s Write Michigan anthology. Public votes are open through January 31.


Black Lives Matter starts local conversation about race

Submitted 01-19-2015 under OPINION

Black Lives Matter Grand Rapids meets to start a conversation about race in the Grand Rapids community.


Catalyst Radio: Change U social justice series begins Jan. 23 with Confronting Structural Violence

Submitted 01-16-2015 under NEWS

Offered through Grand Valley State University’s LGBT Center, Change U is a series of four free monthly sessions focusing on Confronting Structural Violence, the Non-profit Industrial Complex, Queering LGBT Rights and Climate Justice. The series’ aim is to address systems of oppression.


Foster Care: Where Precious Children Go To Die

Submitted 01-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

Child Protective Service / Family Court child removals also known as trafficking children for profit.


Christopher Titus to perform at Wealthy Theatre January 15

Submitted 01-14-2015 under NEWS

Christopher Titus will perform his newest special and never-before-seen material this Thursday at Wealthy Theatre.