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Submitted 09-15-2014 under NONPROFITS
Jarekus Singleton and his band stopped in the WYCE Library to share some blues. This is one of those songs.
Robert Kennedy shares about how he came to the Heartside neighborhood, what his life is like with a mental illness and what his hopes are for the future.
Katalina Corona, mixed-media artist, explains both the importance of art and of withholding judgment.
Submitted 09-15-2014 under NEWS
The local Edelweiss Club is hosting their annual celebration of German heritage through food, beer, music and dancing September 26-27.
Submitted 09-12-2014 under NONPROFITS
The annual event series turns its attention to the intersections of hunger, poverty and health, Sept. 14-20.
UICA Exhibitions Curator AJ Paschka gives us a special preview of the ArtPrize Exhibit. [Video 1 of 3]
Submitted 09-11-2014 under OPINION
The City's riverfront revitalization planning includes work with GR Forward's River Corridor Plan Steering Committee. This work is not just about the river: it's about the people that want to fish in, paddle on and just enjoy our watershed.
Submitted 09-11-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Welcome fall with a beer from a local brewpub.
Submitted 09-10-2014 under NONPROFITS
To give or not to give? Downtown organizations discuss panhandling in Grand Rapids and their new initiative "Real Change, Not Spare Change."
Submitted 09-09-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS
The Community Media Center will provide opportunities for public response through multiple platforms: The Rapidian, GRTV and WYCE will be creating unique content geared at building broader conversation.
Submitted 09-09-2014 under NONPROFITS
Celebrate Summer, welcome fall and experience Eastown at the 41st annual Streetfair on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Submitted 09-09-2014 under NEWS
The West Michigan Environmental Action Council will be hosting the 11th annual river cleanup on Saturday, September 20, and are seeking participants to join four local mayors in their efforts.
Join fellow swingers at Rosa Parks Circle for a Disney themed donation dance.
ArtPrize unveils Mosaic Promise, the official ArtPrize 2014 beer in collaboration with Kolenda Art Glass. The single malt, single hop "Mosaic Promise" will be released to the public on September 14 and on tap at Founders on September 16.
With the completion of the birthing suite on the second floor, Cedar Tree Birth and Wellness Center saw its first birth over the holiday weekend.
Submitted 09-09-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
The ArtLustr app is designed to put pop up shows online and increase the efficacy of purchasing power.
Area senior adults learned to safely navigate the Internet during an educational seminar led by Abby Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On,” and hosted by Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.
Submitted 09-08-2014 under NONPROFITS
Mayor Heartwell answered citizen questions, like one from Chelsie Wyse, asking about how efforts like The Rapid's Silver Line can help local economic growth
Submitted 09-08-2014 under OPINION
As the Housing Appeals Board and City Commission return to the debate about urban chickens, I share a few reasons I think Grand Rapids should introduce these utilitarian pets into their neighborhoods.
Our city is in need of frank discussions about racism, segregation, growth and what all of this means for Grand Rapids.
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