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Jarekus Singleton - "Suspicion"

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.

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Story Matters: Robert Kennedy talks about living life with mental illness

Submitted 09-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

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.

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Story Matters: Katalina Corona creates art in Heartside neighborhood

Submitted 09-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Katalina Corona, mixed-media artist, explains both the importance of art and of withholding judgment.

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German club invites community to celebrate Oktoberfest

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.

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Hunger Action Week addresses food access, nutrition in Kent County

Submitted 09-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

The annual event series turns its attention to the intersections of hunger, poverty and health, Sept. 14-20.

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UICA reveals special preview of ArtPrize exhibit

Submitted 09-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

UICA Exhibitions Curator AJ Paschka gives us a special preview of the ArtPrize Exhibit. [Video 1 of 3]

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Seeing positive reflections in Grand River planning

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.

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What's on Tap: September 11-17

Submitted 09-11-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Welcome fall with a beer from a local brewpub.

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Focus on Issues: Panhandling in Grand Rapids

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."

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Go deeper: Community Media Center prepares unique ArtPrize coverage

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.

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Annual Eastown Streetfair to kick off Saturday

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.

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Volunteers needed for annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup

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.

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Grand Rapids Original Swing Society to host Disney-themed dance in Rosa Parks Circle

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NEWS

Join fellow swingers at Rosa Parks Circle for a Disney themed donation dance.

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Founders anticipates Sunday release of official ArtPrize beer

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NEWS

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.

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Cedar Tree Birth and Wellness Center boasts first baby born in suite

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NEWS

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.

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ArtLustr app expands accessibility to gallery art purchases

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.

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Technology maven offers senior adults tips for Internet shopping, banking and more

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

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.

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Mayor engages questions of local economic growth, public transportation on City Connection

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

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Legalization of urban chickens shows desire for integrated, secure food systems

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.

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Problem by any other name:"Growth," racism in Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-08-2014 under OPINION

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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