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Grand Rapid's North East Neighborhood

DisArt to explore art with families Sunday

Submitted 04-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

This Sunday, families- including those with children who have sensory integration sensitivities- are invited to join in the Family Fest at Celebration Cinema North, with arts activities and a movie showing where children are encouraged to get up and move around.

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Essence Restaurant Group focuses on "farm-to-fork," sustainability year-round

Submitted 04-08-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Making sustainable, locally sourced food to build a sustainable community is in the core values of Bistro Bella Vita, Grove and the Green Well.

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GVSU’s Change U to focus on collective climate justice

Submitted 04-06-2015 under NEWS

The social justice program’s final segment will be a two part series on climate issues, analyzing the effects of capitalism on the environment and developing ideas for systematic change.

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Catalyst Radio: Architecture environmentalist Mazria is keynote for Wege Speaker Series

Submitted 04-03-2015 under NEWS

This year’s Wege Speaker Series is the 19th annual environmental lecture event, beginning April 23 at Aquinas Performing Arts Center.

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Life EMS Ambulance exchanges ambulance fee for volunteer work

Submitted 04-03-2015 under NEWS

The ambulance company is striving to help Grand Rapidians with their ambulance bills through payment plans, volunteer opportunities to work off debt and an ambulance membership program.

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OKT offers free Composting & Vermiculture class April 11

Submitted 04-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

Free Composting and Vermiculture class from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Garfield Park Lodge, 334 Burton St. SE 49507.

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Community organizations work to improve bicycle accessibility for transportation

Submitted 03-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Spoke Folks, Boston Square Community Bikes and the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition are all working to make biking accessible and safe in our city.

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Catalyst Radio: Catherine's Health Center awarded grant for new Heart Smart Connections program

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS

CHC’s aim is to provide high quality, affordable and compassionate health care to the underserved in the community, using collaborations with health agencies, hospitals, schools, churches, homes for the elderly, service clubs and neighborhood organizations.

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Downtown bars work toward sustainability with zero waste initiative

Submitted 03-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The BarFly Ventures group of downtown bars, like Stella’s and Grand Rapids Brewing Company, are working to lower their impact on the earth- from decreasing all of their waste output to raising awareness about fracking.

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Yoga startup grounds itself in community

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS

Local yoga instructors Ashley Yost and Mali Jane aim to make yoga accessible with their new venture, AM Yoga.

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