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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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With designs in the works, river restoration to move toward launch

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

The designs for the Grand River restoration project in Grand Rapids, headed by the city and Grand Rapids Whitewater, are halfway complete. Grand Rapids aims to transform into a riverfront metropolis once the project reaches completion within the next decade.

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Doughnut shop's new design creates gathering space for community

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

After a change in management, Propaganda Doughnuts aims to create an inviting space while continuing its dedication to serving quality doughnuts to the Heartside and Grand Rapids communities.

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Take a fresh look at Uptown

Submitted 06-30-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Walking through the Uptown business districts allows neighbors to see how much Eastown and its surrounding areas have changed and enjoy all that they have to offer.

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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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"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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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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GoSite helps welcome military veterans home with unique networking experience

Submitted 06-23-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

West Michigan Veterans Coalition and the Veterans Employment Working Group from TALENT 2025 have come together to facilitate communication.

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Strangers to connect at free event designed to create empowered black community

Submitted 06-23-2015 under NEWS

On Monday, June 29, a Community Conversation's purpose is to educate the citizens of Grand Rapids and surrounding communities on how to create wealth and maintain it.

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