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City Connection to host live conversation with Mayor Heartwell

Submitted 05-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

Mayor Heartwell will be answering questions live on Monday, May 4 at 5 p.m. He'll be answering Rapidian intern MacKenzie Bush's question about water conservation and all other citizen questions.

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Grand Rapids letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger May 9

Submitted 05-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids' letter carriers are asking the community to take part in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday.

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Artists Creating Together prepares for 29th annual Festival Day

Submitted 05-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

Artists Creating Together to host their 29th annual Festival Day for students with disabilities in Grand Rapids.

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Catalyst Radio: NOW GR "Exploring the Future of Feminism"

Submitted 05-01-2015 under NEWS

The upcoming Then & NOW 2015 fundraising event on May 7 will highlight some of the unheard voices from the feminist movement, and celebrate the impact of activism.

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Fountain Street Church to host fifth Alternative Prom

Submitted 04-30-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Fountain Street Church is hosting an Alice in Wonderland themed prom for LGBT teens this weekend.

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The Transformation of My Life by Robert Tennie

Submitted 04-28-2015 under NONPROFITS

Robert Tennie's powerful story of civil war in his home country and moving to Grand Rapids

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Wolfgang's Supports D.A. Blodgett - St. John's Foster Families

Submitted 04-28-2015 under NONPROFITS

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s Partners with Wolfgang’s Restaurant to Provide "Brinner" for Foster Families

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New food truck to serve Grand Rapids, surrounding area

Submitted 04-28-2015 under NEWS

Gettin' Fresh, a new food truck serving West Michigan, will be celebrating its grand opening with brunch service on May 3 at the White Flame Brewing Co. in Hudsonville, and will be a regular part of Movies in the Park downtown this summer.

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Herbalist, food systems expert connects local people to local plants with foraging

Submitted 04-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Author, herbalist and forager Lisa Rose teaches community members about the importance of foraging and knowing your environment through her plant walks, workshops and published books.

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GoSite celebrates Grand Opening

Submitted 04-28-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and daylong celebration introduced the new welcome center to the community.

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Catalyst Radio: Heritage Theatre begins 25th anniversary season of classic-themed plays

Submitted 04-24-2015 under NEWS

Auditions for the new season get underway this weekend – April 25-26.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Elizabeth Van Arragon explains how fashion can reframe categories of normal, beautiful, powerful

Submitted 04-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Elizabeth Van Arragon, DisArt Exhibitions Coordinator, explains how creating a fashion show with Disabled models came to be a central part of the DisArt Festival- and encapsulates the whole festival in the way it works to center design around the client.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Grace Teo explains Open Style Lab's work, collaboration with festival

Submitted 04-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Grace Teo, from Open Style Lab at MIT, explains their process of designing clothing for people with disabilities- and how they ended up joining the fashion show preparations at the DisArt Festival.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Karen Weaver shares what drew her to volunteering for first year of festival

Submitted 04-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Karen Weaver says she loves being a part of the first year of things- and that's why she wanted to be a part of DisArt in its inaugural year. She's loved seeing the "grace in people's eyeballs" as new friendships and bonds are formed between volunteers.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Jill Vyn explains creating culture of volunteers at festival

Submitted 04-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Festival Developer Jill Vyn explains the culture of welcome and acceptance that has been a part of developing the volunteer community at the DisArt Festival from the beginning- and how she's watching that culture of welcome play out in the way volunteers interact with the public.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Nkechi Okwuwasi shares why she volunteered for fashion show

Submitted 04-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Young Nkechi Okwuwasi says her godmother told her about volunteer opportunities at the DisArt Festival and that she wanted to get involved. Here she explains what drew her to volunteer specifically for the fashion show.

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Photographer focuses on empowered disability presence

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NEWS

The life's work of Tom Olin is recognized at the DisArt Festival in an exhibition of his images chronicling the progress of the disability rights movement.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Robert Andy Coombs says inclusive clothing designs can bring people together

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

Robert Andy Coombs, DisArt Fashion Lead, says he's learned so much by being able to be surrounded by so many other artists that celebrate that they're disabled.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Matthew Pozsgay shares what he's learned designing for children with disabilities

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

Matthew Poszgay says he's used to working with women's fashion, and that working on fashion for children with disabilities and considering the user's needs has been a totally different experience.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Nicole Jimenez finds work with Kendall fashion students invigorating

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nicole Jimenez, from Open Style Lab at MIT, works to create clothing for people with disabilities. She's been impressed by the work of local students and has found it invigorating to work with so many passionate about the arts and disability.

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