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Grand Rapids weighs in on free community college proposal

Submitted 01-30-2015 under NEWS

Community college administrators, GRCC students, and politicians respond to President Barack Obama's idea to provide federal and state funding to cover the first two years of college education for all American citizens.

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Catalyst Radio: Tax Credit Coalition to offer financial assistance information at Saturday fair

Submitted 01-30-2015 under NEWS

United Way’s Kent County Tax Credit Coalition helps those trying to meet basic needs, offering free tax preparation. Show Me The Money fair on Saturday at Alger Middle School includes financial seminars.

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Story Matters: Tawngela Matthews explains importance of GED

Submitted 01-29-2015 under NONPROFITS

Tawangela Matthews talks about her work at Alternative Directions and gives advice for those seeking change in their lives.

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Story Matters: Rozann Mueller shares students' challenges and motivations in pursuing GED

Submitted 01-28-2015 under NONPROFITS

Rozann Mueller describes students in Alternative Directions’ GED program.

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Café Louis brings new life to local dry cleaner

Submitted 01-27-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Sheldon Dry Cleaners is renovating their Breton Road location, adding a French-inspired cafe to create a unique experience for customers.

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"Movies in the Park" dates set for third season

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

The popular movie series presented by DGRI and FGRP at Ah-Nab-Awen will return for its third summer running.

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Literacy Center of West Michigan moves into 2015 with new director

Submitted 01-27-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Literacy Center of West Michigan continues to serve the greater Grand Rapids area through partnerships and collaborative efforts aimed to raise the literacy rate of the region.

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Public vote to determine winner of downtown ice sculptures

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

More than 25 ice sculptures are going on display in downtown Grand Rapids for the public to vote on for Valentine's Day weekend.

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Neighborhood Association to help residents dig into home histories

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

Learn research techniques from the pros at the Grand Rapids Public Library while sleuthing for historical information about your home.

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Story Matters: Jacob Hill shares goal of becoming chef

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Jacob Hill talks about challenges he faced in getting his high school diploma and his career goals once he completes his GED.

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