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Creative space Wisemaker celebrates collaboration of art, environment

Submitted 07-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

"I want to take my mission here at Wisemaker to promote creativity and environmental sustainability out into the community and let other people really dig into that concept," says owner Kelly Allen.

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"Rolling Party" for a good cause: MSU's Gran Fondo rides out this Saturday

Submitted 06-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

MSU Gran Fondo will be rallying cyclists downtown for a series of rides to raise money for skin cancer research.

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New data reveals number of homeless up; unsheltered down

Submitted 06-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness works with the "housing first" model to quickly end unsheltered homelessness.

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Weekly swing event continues to attract hundreds, even with shifting locations

Submitted 06-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Original Swing Society continues to provide opportunities for swing dancing downtown every Tuesday night from 7-10 p.m.

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Local food pantries rub elbows with supercenter execs

Submitted 06-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

People struggling with hunger receive groceries at local food pantries with help from community members.

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Free outdoor concerts fill summer days

Submitted 06-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

GRAM on the Green, Tuesday Evening Music Club, Jazz in the Park and Celadon Summer Concert Series offer free, outdoor summer concerts throughout the summer.

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UICA hosts Dyer-Ives 47th annual poetry competition

Submitted 06-09-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Dyer-Ives foundation gave awards to nine people, with honorary awards to two published authors and local professors, Rod Torreson and Linda Nemec Foster.

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Grand Rapids Football Club brings semi-pro soccer to Houseman Field

Submitted 05-26-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, May 30, the new sports team, embracing a concept of "One City, One Club" as their motto, will have its premier. The team is possible thanks to funds raised with the help of over 600 local citizens.

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Auburn Hills: Anatomy of shielding

Submitted 05-19-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

This article is part of a series of pieces which chronicle the development of Auburn Hills, one of our city's first racially integrated spaces.

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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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