Museums Free For All

by (GRJenny)

Submitted 04-02-2015 under

One day, five museums, free admission On Sunday, April 26, 2015, five downtown museums and arts institutions will once again open their doors, free of admission, for Museums Free For All from noon to 5:00 p.m. Along with free admission, shuttle...

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Tell us your story

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 08-20-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Our personal stories are what make our families and communities what they are. That is why LINC is partnering with Amway to help capture the community voice with Project Story. Storytelling is an important tool to connect with people, understand...

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Amway Fourth of July Family Fireworks to include naturalization ceremony

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 07-01-2013 under NEWS

For the first time, the Amway Fourth of July Family Fireworks will include a naturalization ceremony.  During the Independence Day celebration 60 West Michigan residents will be sworn in as United States citizens. “It was...

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Why place matters

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Humans hunger for community. We yearn to be connected. We want to feel good about the spaces where we live, work and play together. Today, attention to remaking our places to better serve collective needs has many names: placemaking, city-building...

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Youth Policy Summit on Great Lakes Water Resources held at Aquinas College

by (Allison Arnold)

Submitted 07-25-2012 under NEWS

This week, running July 22-28, the Keystone Center is hosting a Youth Policy Summit on Great Lakes Water Resources at Aquinas College. The program was offered to high school students from all over the country who are interested in learning the...

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Fourth of July organizers explain variety of offerings, encourage safety

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-03-2012 under OPINION

On Wednesday at approximately 10:30 p.m., the annual fireworks display presented by Amway will light up the sky in the heart of Grand Rapids to honor the nation’s 236th birthday. The event is expected to bring a large crowd downtown, and as...

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Amway + KaBOOM! = new playground for D.A. Blodgett-St. John's

by (Djkrow)

Submitted 05-08-2012 under NEWS

Kaboom is usually the noise heard when something falls down, but not in the case of KaBOOM! a national nonprofit that builds playgrounds in an effort to save play. Their goal is to create a place to play within walking distance of every child in...

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Changing the world through design

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 03-27-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Within a few minutes of meeting Seth Starner, it becomes clear he’s not the kind of guy who sits in one place for very long. It may be his bright blue eyes or the way he gestures in continuous motion as he speaks, but his excitement for...

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3rd Annual Steak & Burger Dinner brings exciting keynote speaker Bill Barkeley

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 10-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

“Our children are the foundation upon which the legacy of Grand Rapids is to be built on,” said this year’s 3rd Annual Steak & Burger Dinner keynote speaker, Bill Barkeley. “They will take us on journey we cannot possibly...

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Catalyst Radio: 200 volunteers to build new playground in Aberdeen Park in just six hours

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (10:13) Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Amway join us on air to talk about their efforts, along with Creston Neighborhood Association and a few...

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