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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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With designs in the works, river restoration to move toward launch

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

The designs for the Grand River restoration project in Grand Rapids, headed by the city and Grand Rapids Whitewater, are halfway complete. Grand Rapids aims to transform into a riverfront metropolis once the project reaches completion within the next decade.

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Doughnut shop's new design creates gathering space for community

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

After a change in management, Propaganda Doughnuts aims to create an inviting space while continuing its dedication to serving quality doughnuts to the Heartside and Grand Rapids communities.

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Grand Rapids festivities to promote community, entertainment for national holiday

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

The United States turns 249 this Saturday and each community in the Grand Rapids area has its own way to celebrate. The Rapidian breaks down what activities are happening throughout the day and the prime locations for watching the fireworks at night.

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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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Harper Lee's Beloved Novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," Comes to the HSRT Stage: Just in time for the sequel!

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

This cherished literary classic explores the racial injustice that threatens to divide a community. Through courage and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks truth and justice, while his feisty daughter, Scout, learns what it means to be an instrument of hope.

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The Things People Say

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

A comic of actual snippets from real conversations I have had with real people.

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Coming Out and Staying In: My Journey as a Bisexual

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

A personal narrative on my experiences and struggles as a bi woman in Grand Rapids.

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Being Affirmed in the LGBT Community

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

It is very important to be affirming to LGBT students to encourage them to live authentic lives.

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Missing Pride

Submitted 06-28-2015 under OPINION

June is LGBT Pride month. With the recent ruling in favor of marriage equality, a new energy fills the community. But who are we forgetting in this time of perceived triumph?

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Pride, GR: A Queer-ies

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

Reflecting on identity and self in Grand Rapids during a historic time in our history.

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Living Authentically

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

Chronicles of my journey coming to live an authentic life and my coming out process.

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In Season: June 27, 2015

Submitted 06-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.

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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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"Rolling Party" for a good cause: MSU's Gran Fondo rides out this Saturday

Submitted 06-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

MSU Gran Fondo will be rallying cyclists downtown for a series of rides to raise money for skin cancer research.

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New data reveals number of homeless up; unsheltered down

Submitted 06-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness works with the "housing first" model to quickly end unsheltered homelessness.

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Weekly swing event continues to attract hundreds, even with shifting locations

Submitted 06-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Original Swing Society continues to provide opportunities for swing dancing downtown every Tuesday night from 7-10 p.m.

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UICA continues showcase of selected work for Festival of the Arts through July 26

Submitted 06-24-2015 under NEWS

An integral part of festival weekend since the beginning, the juried Regional Art Exhibition is available for another month to the public at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art.

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Local food pantries rub elbows with supercenter execs

Submitted 06-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

People struggling with hunger receive groceries at local food pantries with help from community members.

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Mentoring at Bethany Christian Services

Submitted 06-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

For many youth, mentors are hope, they are comfort, they are family, and they are the pathway to a promising future.

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