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Teens liven downtown with mini murals

Submitted 08-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

Teens from WMCAT partner with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. to create murals on utility boxes downtown.

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Terra GR's Restaurant Week fundraiser sends 2,000 meals to neighbors in need

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

The farm-to-table restaurant supported Feeding America West Michigan during Restaurant Week.

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Rowing club aims to sustain community fitness through programs for juniors, adults

Submitted 08-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Rowing Association’s assortment of courses gives people of all skill levels a means to improve physical and mental strength through rowing.

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East Hills to celebrate new Cherry Park

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NEWS

Cherry Park has a new splash plaza, community space, stage area and a redesigned layout to increase recreation and neighbor interactions.

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Using green spaces to change the narrative

Submitted 08-25-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Public parks can help us create better communities and disrupt stereotypes when we adopt a mindset of connected collectivism.

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Local lawyer to focus on ever-changing business aspects of marijuana law

Submitted 08-24-2015 under NEWS

In response to confusion regarding fluctuating marijuana laws in Michigan and around the country, attorney Robert Hendricks plans on launching a law practice dedicated to providing legal counsel for future marijuana business ventures.

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Why we need to start talking honestly about the Downtown Market

Submitted 08-18-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Has the Downtown Market lived up to community expectations? Which expectations are being met- and which do we need to talk about honestly and get to work to improve for the better of everyone in our local food economy?

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Long time Westsider works to build community as Union High School's new football coach

Submitted 08-11-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Rick Angstman sees building up the local football team as a way to give back to the community he loves and build a stronger neighborhood for the kids who live there now.

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Urban Roots to host open house

Submitted 08-11-2015 under NEWS

The open house will be held on August 19 in Urban Roots' new workshop space behind the former McDonalds at 1059 Wealthy SE.

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OKT to host Aug. 12 event, "Let's talk Food Security & Sovereignty" with special guest Mike Cohen

Submitted 08-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

Farmer and ecologist, Mark Cohen, an organic certifier and Bionutrient Food Association (BFA) chapter leader speaks 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Garfield Park Lodge, 334 Burton SE 49507.

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