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Dementia Expert Returns to Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-29-2015 under NONPROFITS

Dr. Len Lecci returns to Covenant Village of the Great Lakes with the latest information and advice for maintaining brain health. He’ll present “Maximizing Your Memory Health” on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m.

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Cautionary signs foster well-being, unique identity of East Hills

Submitted 07-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

In an effort to improve the safety and recognition of his community, Eric Tank started making hand-crafted “Slow Down” signs for his neighbors. To date he's made 19 signs, and the movement has since spread to other communities in Grand Rapids.

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Local Black Lives Matter chapter brings learning home from international retreat

Submitted 07-07-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

I went to an international Black Lives Matter retreat this summer, intent on bringing what I learned home to create encouragement and community building strategies to Grand Rapids.

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Teen community center offers leadership opportunities

Submitted 06-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

Open Doors Center for Self-Directed Teens offers Grand Rapids teens the opportunity to develop programming based on their own passions and interests.

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Mentoring at Bethany Christian Services

Submitted 06-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

For many youth, mentors are hope, they are comfort, they are family, and they are the pathway to a promising future.

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Family Futures Receives Large Grant for Developmental Screening

Submitted 06-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Family Futures Receives Large Grant for Developmental Screening

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The Spoke Folks to celebrate all things bicycle at second annual fundraiser

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS

The fundraiser event "Crank" on May 30 will benefit the mission of The Spoke Folks, to increase and sustain bicycle ridership in Grand Rapids.

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New community garden available for residents in Garfield Parks Neighborhood

Submitted 05-12-2015 under NEWS

The GPNA is starting a new community garden at 1712 Madison Ave SE with local residents to provide local healthy food and build community

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Our place, your voices: Our democratic need for citizen journalists

Submitted 05-12-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Rapidian’s model of citizen journalism means that all of us – not just those with money or influence – have a platform to share our stories and opinions with our community. We need all our voices if Grand Rapids is going to become the city we want it to be.

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Just get over it: GVSU graduate shares Title IX experience with no closure

Submitted 05-06-2015 under OPINION

Sara Chittenden was sexually assaulted by another student at GVSU and they made him write a three page paper as punishment.

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