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Story Matters: Tawngela Matthews explains importance of GED

Submitted 01-29-2015 under NONPROFITS

Tawangela Matthews talks about her work at Alternative Directions and gives advice for those seeking change in their lives.

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Voting for Write Michigan short stories contest almost over

Submitted 01-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Local writers compete to win $250 and see their work published in this year’s Write Michigan anthology. Public votes are open through January 31.

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Story Matters: Rozann Mueller shares students' challenges and motivations in pursuing GED

Submitted 01-28-2015 under NONPROFITS

Rozann Mueller describes students in Alternative Directions’ GED program.

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Café Louis brings new life to local dry cleaner

Submitted 01-27-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Sheldon Dry Cleaners is renovating their Breton Road location, adding a French-inspired cafe to create a unique experience for customers.

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"Movies in the Park" dates set for third season

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

The popular movie series presented by DGRI and FGRP at Ah-Nab-Awen will return for its third summer running.

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Local sixth graders adopt Kreiser Pond

Submitted 01-27-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grand Rapids Christian middle schoolers have adopted Kreiser Pond for a year of place based learning in a retention basin.

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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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Public vote to determine winner of downtown ice sculptures

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

More than 25 ice sculptures are going on display in downtown Grand Rapids for the public to vote on for Valentine's Day weekend.

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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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Story Matters: Jacob Hill shares goal of becoming chef

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Jacob Hill talks about challenges he faced in getting his high school diploma and his career goals once he completes his GED.

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