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Catalyst Radio: CASA offering training for advocates of abused, neglected children

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NEWS

More than 1,000 children in Kent County are wards of the court due to abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers advocate for those children, although many more such volunteers are needed. Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming volunteer training that begins Feb. 9.

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New class series offer holistic view of nutrition, healthy living at Downtown Market

Submitted 01-20-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market is making education a major theme for the coming year and will be offering documentary screenings, gardening classes, meal preparation classes and yoga.

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A home in Heartside: Guiding Light Mission offers food, shelter, way forward

Submitted 01-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

An out-of-work computer systems engineer, Napolean Frazier had run out of options. Guiding Light helped him keep moving.

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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.

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Disability 101 (Part 1): Disability as dialogue

Submitted 01-13-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The mission of DisArt Festival 2015 is to change perceptions about disability, one work of art at a time. This is the first in a four-part series designed to help readers grapple with the cultural and philosophical questions that surround physical and mental difference.

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DGRI to bring champion of data-driven goals to speaker series

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

Theresa Reno-Weber will be sharing how her team in Louisville uses data and performance-based government strategies to improve services, build transparency and increase involvement at the city government level.

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Downtown library to host Historical Society's 'History Detectives Day'

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Historical Society will introduce attendees to stories from our city's history, including the bulldozing of downtown in the name of urban renewal, furniture factories and the legacy of Fannie Boylon, Grand Rapids' first femal home designer.

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Riolo Creative Engineering thrives on innovation

Submitted 01-13-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marco Riolo shares his experience working in the creative field and what it takes to be successful in a competitive business where innovative thinking is a necessity.

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More than 20 local groups to perform at WYCE Jammie Awards

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

WYCE will host the 16th year of Jammie Awards on February 13. The show will be an opportunity to see favorite acts, become acquainted with up and coming groups and support a community organization dedicated to local music.

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Gazelle Girl Race refreshes for 2015

Submitted 01-12-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

In its third year Gazelle Girl Half Marathon makes a few changes, including the start and finish location moving to Calder Plaza, which will allow for more pre and post race activities.

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