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Grand Rapid's North East Neighborhood

Literacy Center of West Michigan moves into 2015 with new director

Submitted 01-27-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Literacy Center of West Michigan continues to serve the greater Grand Rapids area through partnerships and collaborative efforts aimed to raise the literacy rate of the region.

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Neighborhood Association to help residents dig into home histories

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

Learn research techniques from the pros at the Grand Rapids Public Library while sleuthing for historical information about your home.

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Multiple locations available city wide to recycle Christmas trees

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

Four city parks are currently designated as drop off sites for Christmas trees to be recycled.

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Riolo Creative Engineering thrives on innovation

Submitted 01-13-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marco Riolo shares his experience working in the creative field and what it takes to be successful in a competitive business where innovative thinking is a necessity.

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Smartphone apps add layers to understanding place

Submitted 01-06-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Exploring places via smart phone apps allows people to "plug into" their surroundings.

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Tips for staying warm this winter

Submitted 01-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

You're not alone in staying warm this winter. Use these tips or call 2-1-1 for more information.

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Urban planner works to launch outdoor sports gear rental at affordable rates

Submitted 12-30-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Kendall Gilbert has plans to launch an outdoor sports gear rental by collectively building inventory of used equipment.

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Reading tutors needed for Literacy Center of West Michigan

Submitted 12-30-2014 under NEWS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan will be hosting an orientation for individuals wishing to donate their time as reading tutors.

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Backyard Chicken Ordinance to be discussed at Public Hearing

Submitted 12-23-2014 under NEWS

With public support, the Backyard Chicken Ordinance could make it legal for qualified citizens to own chickens for a two-year trial. The Grand Rapids City Commission is hosting a public hearing to gauge citizens' opinions on the subject.

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Growing up at historical Houseman Field

Submitted 12-22-2014 under VOICES

Growing up in Grand Rapids has created many lasting memories of places that are still standing today, such as Houseman Field. Important on a personal level, this place also has positively affected many generations before and after me.

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