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Transgender advocate and actress Laverne Cox to speak at Grand Valley State University.

Submitted 03-10-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Laverne Cox, most known for her role in Netflix original "Orange is the New Black," will visit The Eberhard Center to speak about issues facing the transgender community.


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.


New consignment shop to open on Bridge Street corridor

Submitted 02-04-2014 under NEWS

Conscious Collective consignment shop focusing on repurposed house wares and second hand clothing will host a grand opening celebration with live music.


West Side barbecue works to provide comfortable atmosphere, comfort food

Submitted 02-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Louie's Bar and Rocket Lounge looks to become Grand Rapids' barbecue staple while encouraging community input for the future.


Harmony Brewing Company sets sights on former Little Mexico building

Submitted 01-07-2014 under NEWS

Bear Manor Properties is in negotiations over the purchase of the former Little Mexico location.


Teens wrestle with power

Submitted 08-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Teens going through GR Initiative for Leaders' ACTIVATE justice curriculum are examining how they can have a positive impact on local justice issues,


Area GRIL alumni graduate from college

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NONPROFITS

Three of GRIL's graduates go on to graduate from Calvin College.


Area Teens Take a Stand

Submitted 05-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

GRIL U Teens Take a Stand for Justice in Education in our Communities


GRIL U participants teens graduate from college

Submitted 05-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

Mario Adkins, Jordana Seebeck and Terrill Charleston, GRIL U teen leadership program graduates, have now also graduated from local colleges.


Ottawa Hills students pay it forward

Submitted 04-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

Ottawa Hills High School GRIL Leadership students read with Shawnee Park Elementary School students.