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Neighborhood Association to host annual plant, seed exchange

Submitted 05-12-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Midtown Neighborhood Association's 12th plant and seed exchange provides a way for residents to get to know their neighbors and learn about gardening from other community members.

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Palm oil plantations and deforestation; What we can do locally to help

Submitted 05-11-2015 under OPINION

It's not too late to help stop deforestation and prevent catastrophic global consequences.

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Essence Restaurant Group focuses on "farm-to-fork," sustainability year-round

Submitted 04-08-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Making sustainable, locally sourced food to build a sustainable community is in the core values of Bistro Bella Vita, Grove and the Green Well.

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Catalyst Radio: Catherine's Health Center awarded grant for new Heart Smart Connections program

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS

CHC’s aim is to provide high quality, affordable and compassionate health care to the underserved in the community, using collaborations with health agencies, hospitals, schools, churches, homes for the elderly, service clubs and neighborhood organizations.

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Downtown bars work toward sustainability with zero waste initiative

Submitted 03-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The BarFly Ventures group of downtown bars, like Stella’s and Grand Rapids Brewing Company, are working to lower their impact on the earth- from decreasing all of their waste output to raising awareness about fracking.

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James Russell House to host community "leftovers" potluck

Submitted 11-25-2014 under NEWS

The public is invited to a potluck at the James Russell House the Sunday following Thanksgiving. Bring leftovers or another dish to pass.

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COVENANT VILLAGE OF THE GREAT LAKES PRESENTS "HEALTHY BRAIN, HEALTHY MEMORY" WITH LINDA SASSER

Submitted 11-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Educational psychologist will offer seniors practical strategies to keep their brains sharp, and remember names, information and tasks

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Election Day Toolbox: Be prepared for the voter's box today

Submitted 11-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Compared to non-voters, voters are more likely to volunteer, contact their elected officials and stay informed about local affairs. Here are four essential voting tools that will help you be prepared for the polls today.

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Talking about mental illness

Submitted 10-20-2014 under OPINION

Raising awareness for mental illness starts in our community and our own homes

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Mental Health issues; Who do we call?

Submitted 10-02-2014 under OPINION

Suicide, along with violence between law enforcement and residents of the United States, is rapidly growing while tolerance is disappearing. Lives are being lost, destroyed and turned upside down while mentally ill people are falling into the cracks of our legal system.

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