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Calvin College to host annual Community Literacy Summit

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-23-2014 under NEWS

Note: The deadline for registration is tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24. The Community Literacy Summit will take place on Monday, September 29 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The day will begin with sign-in, breakfast and opening comments until 9:30 a.m....

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Open letter to our leaders: time to prohibit use of wild animals in entertainment

by (Matthew C. Halteman)

Submitted 09-19-2014 under OPINION

I recently sent the following letter to the Mayor and our City Commissioners as part of the End Circus Cruelty campaign, in which a significant and rapidly growing number of concerned Grand Rapidians are asking the city to pass an ordinance that...

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Plaster Creek Stewards Summer Green Team to train youth in watershed restoration

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 06-03-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Dave Warners and Gail Heffner During the summer of 2013 the Plaster Creek Stewards piloted a summer “Green Team” for urban high school students who either live within or attend school or church within the Plaster Creek...

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A Healthy Plaster Creek Watershed: Magnet for birds, butterflies

by (gailheffner)

Submitted 04-15-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by David Warners and Gail Heffner Much has been written about the damage that’s been done to the Plaster Creek Watershed over the past 80 years, yet it still offers signs of resilience, strength and beauty that contribute to...

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Neighborhood Youth Read, Write and...Bake with Oakdale Neighbors

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Future leaders are rising in Oakdale Neighbors’ On Our Block youth club. Meet Natalie, an outgoing veterinarian in-the-making. At 10 years old, Natalie has big dreams of treating sick animals. Her love for animals grew as she learned about...

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Calvin students get hands-on experience serving community in bike shop, youth club

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Matt Schanck has been turning wrenches at Oakdale Neighbors’ Boston Square Community Bikes program for two years. He and other students from the NVW dormitory at Calvin College get real-world experience in the Oakdale neighborhood every week....

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Lament for 'Kee-no-shay' Creek

by (gailheffner)

Submitted 02-25-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Michael Ryskamp and Gail Heffner with research assistance by Kelsey Waterman and Owen Selles   In 1901, botanist Emma Cole published "Grand Rapids Flora," an ambitious endeavor representing years of tromping through natural...

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Calvin College offers free lunchtime presentations throughout January

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-14-2014 under NEWS

This year's free January Series of lectures at Calvin College runs from January 8-28. The next noon lecture at Calvin College will be held today at 12:30 p.m. presented by Nicole Baker Fulgham. She will be discussing the topic of education...

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Story Matters: Tina Ureña, Gracie Aylmer share the college students' perspective on Grand Rapids beer culture

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Tina Ureña and...

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Video game obsession affecting grades even at college

by (Loukas Peterson)

Submitted 12-12-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The machines are taking over the world, and at Calvin College, it is sooner than expected. On Oct. 12, the highly anticipated Pokemon X and Y games were internationally released. Stores worldwide like Gamestop, Wal-Mart and Meijer held midnight...

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