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The Transformation of My Life by Robert Tennie

Submitted 04-28-2015 under NONPROFITS

Robert Tennie's powerful story of civil war in his home country and moving to Grand Rapids

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GRFC finding its niche in the GR community

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

A new semi-pro soccer team is making a name for itself in the Grand Rapids community

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DisArt Stories Matter: Tom Wagner shares favorite collaborations in "Icebreaker" exhibit at KCAD

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

Tom Wagner says the most interesting part of the the exhibit has been watching people interact with the art, since everything in "Icebreaker" was designed to be touched by the viewer.

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Professor Amorak Huey: a writing career with a Ha Ha Ha Thump

Submitted 04-20-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Local professor Amorak Huey discusses his recent publications, including his upcoming full-length poetry collection and other influences on his writing.

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Dog Story Theater hosts local theater company

Submitted 04-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Kimi Griggs discusses working with the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company at Dog Story Theater

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The Creative Youth Center celebrates National Poetry Month

Submitted 04-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

New executive director, Kristin Brace, chats about writing workshops for West Michigan youth

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Wine and Canvas wants to prove you can paint

Submitted 03-30-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Wine and Canvas Grand Rapids features local artists giving step by step painting instructions in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Curator Spotlight: Ladies Night, Throwbactivists

Submitted 03-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

For Art.Downtown., Throwbactivists will be curating “LADIES NIGHT” at 307 S. Division.The show references women’s issues and features an international lineup of artists.

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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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Hometown Heroes 2015 Profiles: Judge Sara Smolenski

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

We are continuing a series of posts highlighting the awards recipients for the 2015 Hometown Heroes Celebration put on by the American Red Cross of West Michigan.

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