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Meet civic investor Tami VandenBerg: Investing in the other

Submitted 04-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Tami VandenBerg believes that we all should have access to a great city. Her work at Well House as well as starting both The Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid Scheme are all a part of making Grand Rapids great- for all.

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Paws With A Cause recruits runners & fundraisers for Fifth Third River Bank Run

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Come walk, run, roll, and fundraise with Paws With A Cause at the upcoming Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 10, 2014.

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Our Kitchen Table to celebrate continued funding

Submitted 02-04-2014 under NEWS

Our Kitchen Table celebrates their recent $300,000 W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant with an open house.

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Access to gardens, farmers markets in low income areas to increase

Submitted 01-30-2014 under NEWS

Our Kitchen Table was recently awarded a $300,000 grant by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to encourage healthy eating and seed-to-table programs in southeast neighborhoods.

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Our Infertility Story: Struggling to find support in the #1 city to raise a family

Submitted 11-14-2013 under VOICES

Recently diagnosed with infertility, we have been frustrated by the lack of support available in Grand Rapids. We are reaching out to Grand Rapidians to share our story, create a support group and locate a support group meeting space.

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Well House 19:1 campaign seeks to educate, offers opportunity

Submitted 11-12-2013 under NEWS

Well House is raising awareness of homelessness in Kent county with a campaign called 19:1 which reflects the ratio of vacant houses to homeless persons.

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Take Hold Church celebrates 5th annual Take Hold Fest November 15-16

Submitted 11-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

Take Hold Fest, an annual free music festival hosted by the community of Take Hold Church, celebrates its fifth year of music, fellowship and fun on November 15 and 16, from 5 to 10 PM on both days.

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Red cedar sprouts from middle of Child Discovery Center parking lot

Submitted 10-22-2013 under NEWS

In the middle of the night, a tree was planted in the middle of a parking lot. The Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center used guerrilla tactic to spark conversation about projected greenspace.

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Enter your dish to win at the Greens Cook-off and Fried Green Tomato Festival

Submitted 10-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Southeast Area Farmer’s Market hosts its annual Greens Cook-off and Fried Green Tomato Festival from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday October 12 at Gerald R Ford School, Madison Avenue just south of Franklin Street.

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Does everyone deserve to have a place?

Submitted 09-10-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Everyone deserves a place to live. A place to rest one's head, access to clean facilities and a sense of security. Well House provides that place for the area's most marginalized.

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