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Westside Connection

Neighborhood Park Design Workshops planned over the next 4 weeks

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Phase I of the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Master Plan process is underway. The Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, are hosting design workshops for eight neighborhood parks.

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Mental Health issues; Who do we call?

Submitted 10-02-2014 under OPINION

Suicide, along with violence between law enforcement and residents of the United States, is rapidly growing while tolerance is disappearing. Lives are being lost, destroyed and turned upside down while mentally ill people are falling into the cracks of our legal system.

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Technology maven offers senior adults tips for Internet shopping, banking and more

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

Area senior adults learned to safely navigate the Internet during an educational seminar led by Abby Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On,” and hosted by Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.

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Blandford Nature Center debuts new family event

Submitted 07-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Families can enjoy a twilight picnic and interact with the local wildlife on August 14 at Blandford Nature Center.

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Catalyst Radio: End Bullying, Save Lives convening conversations about local issue

Submitted 06-13-2014 under NEWS

The next community conversation addressing bullying will be held tomorrow, Sat., Jun. 14, at Steepletown, at 9 a.m.

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Meet the Harrison Park Media Team!

Submitted 03-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Students at Harrison Park learn about journalism through after an school program, the Media Team.

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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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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.

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Mayor answers citizen questions about our homeless population on City Connection

Submitted 12-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

In this month's edition of the live show where our mayor answers citizen questions, a Rapidian asked the mayor about the city's plans to assist our homeless population as downtown continues to grow.

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Developing the West Side

Submitted 10-29-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Founding partner of Rockford Construction Company Mike VanGessel talks about his roots on the West Side and his vision for community engagement and development in his native neighborhood.

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