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Local knitting group seeking new home

Submitted 04-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

After the closing of Schuler Books on Alpine Avenue, the Naughty Knitters and Hookers knitting and crochet group have found themselves without a place to gather.

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Eleventh annual home brewing competition now accepting this year's submissions

Submitted 03-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Siciliano's Market owner Steve Siciliano provides home brewers the opportunity to get professional feedback and recognition on beers and win grand prizes.

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Rediscovering Merze Tate: A remarkable African-American woman who grew up in our own backyard

Submitted 03-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Discover how an African-America girl growing up in rural Michigan during the early 1900s overcame hurdles to achieve phenomenal success as an educator, world traveler and more -- an amazing story almost lost in the dusty archives at WMU.

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Women at the Bar: Grand Rapids Attorneys in the 1870s - 1970s

Submitted 03-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

Learn about the pioneering female attorneys in Grand Rapids who were among the first to venture into the male-dominated legal profession in a presentation March 13 by GVSU professor Ruth Stevens.

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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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DeltaPlex arena to host beer and comedy festival

Submitted 02-14-2014 under NEWS

Friday night and all day and Saturday, the western Grand Rapids convention center will house brews, laughs and a local Brew Olympics.

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Snowy owls flock to West Michigan

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

The snowy owl, a bird native to the Arctic region, is once again making appearances in West Michigan. Several sightings of the majestic bird have been reported and have prompted curiosity as to why the bird is flying so far south.

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Toddler Tails provides children with hands-on animal experiences, education

Submitted 12-04-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Humane Society of Grand Rapids holds Toddler Tails, a monthly event for young children and their caretakers. Children meet and learn about interesting animals, share storytime and participate in craft activities.

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'Holiday It Forward' provides unconventional method of giving

Submitted 11-17-2013 under NEWS

Community members are passing along envelopes stuffed with cash throughout the Grand Rapids area. The envelopes are connected to Holiday It Forward, a nonprofit program implemented locally that encourages individuals to assist the needy during the holiday season.

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Ethical responsibility to panhandlers

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NEWS

With the increasing presence of panhandlers in the greater Grand Rapids area, citizens are left with a dilemma of how to best help people in need

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