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Grand Rapids' Symphony invites younger patrons to last summer picnic performance

Submitted 07-29-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Symphony's final Music and Microbrews Picnic Pops of the summer features music from The Eagles.

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Supporting Our Leaders: preparing students for the future

Submitted 07-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Supporting Our Leaders, SOL, program helps students prepare for their education and gives them opportunities to explore life after high school.

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August vote to decide fate of Kent District Libraries

Submitted 07-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Library users in Kent County will depend on millage results for continued access, says Lance Werner of Kent District Library.

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Mitten Brewing Co. puts spotlight on local charities, seeks to improve local community

Submitted 07-25-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Each month, The Mitten Brewing Co. features a different charity or nonprofit organization to help raise funds. Chris Andrus, part owner of The Mitten, and his wife Shannon Andrus talk about those charities and the positive effects they hope to have.

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West Michigan ACLU Attorney: proposed panhandling ordinance threatens free speech

Submitted 07-25-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Miriam Aukerman is an attorney at the West Michigan ACLU. She examines the effects of the proposed panhandling ordinances and offers solutions.

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What's on Tap: July 24-July 30

Submitted 07-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

So many beers, so little time.

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6.25 Paper Studio crafts custom wedding invitations, greeting cards

Submitted 07-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Abbey Fowler of 6.25 Paper Studio creates custom design pieces on Monroe Center. The shop offers crafting classes and hosts unique parties.

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Video production camps focus on debunking myths about masculinity

Submitted 07-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Community Media Center is offering animation and video production camps for students in August centered on the theme of masculine role models.

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Movies in the Park to show The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Submitted 07-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

DGRI presents its fourth installment of Movies in the Park featuring the 70's cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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Sweetie-licious expands pie passion to East Grand Rapids location

Submitted 07-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Linda Hundt, owner of Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe, is opening a third location in Gaslight Village in East Grand Rapids, joining Mary Ann's Chocolates.

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