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Our Kitchen Table works to empower and support Southeast residents

Submitted 07-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Our Kitchen Table is a nonprofit organization working to educate and empower people of color and income challenged communities on food justice and how to create change in the food systems in their neighborhoods.

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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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Grandwich 2015 Sampled: Day three brings return of the Grandwich

Submitted 07-11-2015 under OPINION

The Grandwich reviewers take on eight more sandwiches and have their faith restored. With a better selection overall, San Chez came out on top.

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Inspirational author to speak on humor, healing and wholeness

Submitted 07-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Thelma Wells will share her remarkable story of rising above adversity through faith and prayer. In her tell-it-like-it-is style, she will inspire you, make you laugh, and leave you feeling loved.

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Healthy U Series: Learn to Recognize, Treat and Live with COPD

Submitted 07-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Learn to Recognize, Treat and Live with COPD

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Little free libraries trend popping up in Grand Rapids

Submitted 06-30-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Grand Rapids neighbors place little libraries in front of their homes for people to indulge in free books.

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Take a fresh look at Uptown

Submitted 06-30-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Walking through the Uptown business districts allows neighbors to see how much Eastown and its surrounding areas have changed and enjoy all that they have to offer.

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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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How Bazaar: Annual community event returns to Eastown

Submitted 06-23-2015 under NEWS

Eastown's annual Bizarre Bazaar will be held along Wealthy Street on June 27; the event features over 80 local artists and craftspeople as well as live art, local music performances and food vendors.

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