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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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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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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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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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Family Futures Receives Large Grant for Developmental Screening

Submitted 06-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Family Futures Receives Large Grant for Developmental Screening

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Plaster Creek becomes classroom for urban, rural middle schoolers

Submitted 06-02-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Plaster Creek Stewards is partnering with two middle schools to collect data in an upstream-downstream partnership to unite local students and study local watershed.

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Who pays the cost: Cycles of disinvestment, economic exclusion, gentrification, redlining still plague Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-26-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Ask yourself why there are pockets of generational poverty, visual areas of disinvestment, high crime rates, low performing schools and high unemployment rates in predominately African American and Latino neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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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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Calvin College hosts medical mission symposium

Submitted 05-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

Featuring local and internationally-renowned physicians, the symposium provides physicians and students with stories, tips and resources for practicing medicine internationally.

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Grand Rapids letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger May 9

Submitted 05-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids' letter carriers are asking the community to take part in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday.

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