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Animal Lovers and Pet Parents, Listen Up!

Submitted 11-24-2009 under NEWS

When walking through the Humane Society of Kent County, you see a more cheerful place than you may have expected.  You see "hope," says Karen Terpstra, the executive director.  Dogs are typically paired in their kennels to alleviate...

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Turkey Throwdown and What Rapidians are Thankful About

Submitted 11-23-2009 under NEWS

About 90 people gathered on November 23 for a noon potluck outside the Monroe Center Biggby Coffee www.biggby.com. Organized by Danny Beckett, Cindy Grace and Lisa Lehmann people from all over downtown gathered to meet, greet and eat. Participants...

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Found Footage Festival at UICA

Submitted 11-23-2009 under NEWS

On Sunday, November 22, UICA (41 Sheldon SE) hosted the Found Footage Festival, a roadshow of funny and bizarre ephemeral video. The evening was hosted by Joe and Nick, collectors of the discarded remains of an era when every product came with a how...

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Movement of Sound for M.S.

Submitted 11-23-2009 under NEWS

   Billy's in Eastown was the place to be Sunday, November 23rd. There was a Bloody Mary bar, great drink specials, live music all day, a raffle and art on auction all for a fundraiser to benefit multiple sclerosis.    Anna Fisk...

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Sarah Palin Book Signing

Submitted 11-19-2009 under NEWS

Article by Nick Manes, Photo slideshow by Jon Clay Whether or not one-time Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin decides to run for President in 2012 is still anyone's guess.  But one thing is for sure....

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We say HEART, you say SIDE!

Submitted 11-16-2009 under NEWS

Friday was a blur of activity, after wrapping up a wild week at work, I dashed home to get changed and then heading out for a few quick errands. Mr. Man and I only had a few minutes to stop into the gallery openings on Lake and Cherry before heading...

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GR GiveCamp enlists over 100 tech volunteers to help 23 nonprofits

Submitted 11-14-2009 under NEWS

Nonprofits are notoriously low on funds, but in the Web 2.0 age, a strong, online presence is crucial for nonprofits to connect with their donors, volunteers and community. Two years ago, developers in Dallas, TX with a penchant for social good put...

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Localism and the 20th Annual Business Awards

Submitted 11-10-2009 under NEWS

Localism is hitting hard in Grand Rapids, and Neighborhood Ventures' 20th Annual Neighborhood Business Awards (NBA), held on November 5 at Wealthy Theatre (1130 Wealthy St. SE), seemed like a great way to find out more about new local businesses....

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Local Group Seeks to Assist Plight of Outdoor Animals in Winter

Submitted 11-06-2009 under NEWS

It is estimated by local animal welfare groups that in Grand Rapids alone, hundreds of companion animals are left to fend for themselves against the cold each winter. Without proper shelter and care, frostbite, hypothermia and death can overtake our...

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KissCross - A taste of Belgium in Grand Rapids

Submitted 11-06-2009 under NEWS

The parking lot and streets surrounding Highland Park in northeast Grand Rapids are bumper to bumper on an overcast autumn morning on the third of October.  Half a dozen tents are set up nearby to cover the grills full of burgers and brats for...

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