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New sketch writing workshop at the Creative Youth Center

Submitted 05-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Local sketch comedy writer, Amy Gascon, to lead new summer workshop at the Creative Youth Center

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Food Bank invites community to lunch on June 9

Submitted 05-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan will honor volunteers, food donors and partner agencies at the Many Hands Against Hunger luncheon in Grand Rapids.

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ENERGY STAR Certification is Newest Climate Milestone for the Christian Reformed Church

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

Becomes second denominational building in U.S. to receive certification

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The Spoke Folks to celebrate all things bicycle at second annual fundraiser

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS

The fundraiser event "Crank" on May 30 will benefit the mission of The Spoke Folks, to increase and sustain bicycle ridership in Grand Rapids.

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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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Young authors release new book with reading and signing at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 05-21-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center kids published their fourth anthology, The Book of Explosions: Tiny Purple Thunderlights. The young authors celebrated with a public reading and book signing at the Wealthy Theatre Wednesday night.

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Our place, your voices: Why I write for The Rapidian

Submitted 05-21-2015 under OPINION

Reflecting back on all the articles people have published over the years it is hard to imagine Grand Rapids before The Rapidian. So many individuals have added such phenomenal content that would not have been possible without this media platform. It is important for us to support The Rapidian.

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Local dojo works to increase community wellness with Kickstarter

Submitted 05-19-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Shen & Kyoseikan Dojo is working to increase wellness accessibility in its new neighborhood and transform care for cancer patients and survivors.

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Deksia offices revive building vacant for decades

Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

A building on the southwest side that sat vacant for 80 years after its previous life serving a paint manufacturer has been revived by a marketing and branding agency.

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Outdoor Farmers Market works to increase neighborhood accessibility to fresh produce

Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market's outdoor farmers market season starts this Saturday, with 35 farmers and fresh food artisans providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the heart of the city.

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