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Story Matters: Alex Bullock recalls neighborhood support on West Side

Submitted 02-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Alex Bullock remembers the challenges he and others faced in his community and the ways in which neighbors cared for each other.

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Story Matters: Jackie Konyndyk describes changes in her West Side neighborhood

Submitted 02-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Jackie Konyndyk talks about the stores that have left her neighborhood and what she would like to see for the future of her community.

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Story Matters: Kelli Kortman explains how she fell in love with West Side

Submitted 02-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Kelli Kortman shares how her experiences on the West Side have broadened her understanding of the world.

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Story Matters: Laura Mora shares thoughts about her NW neighborhood

Submitted 02-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Laura Mora reflects on her neighborhood and why she has chosen stay there.

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Story Matters: Roy Thorn reflects on living on West Side

Submitted 02-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Roy Thorn talks about the past and present in his West Side neighborhood.

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Story Matters: Rubi Garcia describes life since coming to USA

Submitted 02-17-2015 under NONPROFITS

Rubi Garcia talks about her experiences since coming to the United States and gives suggestions for how her neighborhood could be improved.

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Story Matters: Nerida Aviles shares difficulties faced in USA

Submitted 02-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nerida Aviles describes the challenges she has encountered in the United States and why she has chosen to still remain.

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5th Annual WinterWest returns to GR's West Side with Crazy Cardboard Sled Race

Submitted 01-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Popular event on Grand Rapids’ West Side returns with an exciting twist

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Grand Rapids youth review holiday events at John Ball Zoo

Submitted 12-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

Youth reporters from the The Andy Angelo Press Club attended the annual "Zoo Goes Boo" event and report on their experience.

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Neighborhood Park Planning provides glimpse at community priorities, demographics

Submitted 11-11-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

As the Friends of GR Parks and the City of Grand Rapids' Parks and Recreation Department wraps up community design workshops for eight local parks, what are some trends we can learn from?

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