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Grand Rapid's South West Neighborhood

Women's Symposium to tackle gender roles, environmental issues

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

The Women and Environment Symposium, a one day event designed to inform participants on gender issues and environmental concerns, will cover environmental justice, healthy homes and family health, inclusion and localizing food.

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Catalyst Radio: Change U social justice series begins Jan. 23 with Confronting Structural Violence

Submitted 01-16-2015 under NEWS

Offered through Grand Valley State University’s LGBT Center, Change U is a series of four free monthly sessions focusing on Confronting Structural Violence, the Non-profit Industrial Complex, Queering LGBT Rights and Climate Justice. The series’ aim is to address systems of oppression.

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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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Community meeting hosts break dancers; gives GR residents a chance to have fun while planning

Submitted 01-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

GR Forward works with neighborhood youth to make community meetings more fun while also getting feedback from residents

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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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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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Gaming on board: party provider expands services with Ultimate Gaming Bus

Submitted 12-16-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Brian Mosby started his business three years ago by offering bounce houses and other party fun for young children. He's now expanding his services to include entertainment for older children and teens with a mobile gaming station equiped with up to 50 video games.

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Grand Rapids youth review holiday events at John Ball Zoo

Submitted 12-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

Youth reporters from the The Andy Angelo Press Club attended the annual "Zoo Goes Boo" event and report on their experience.

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