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The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Offers Affected Federal Employees and Contractors Free Gallery Admission During Shutdown

by (UICA)

Submitted 01-23-2019 under NONPROFITS

This week, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) announced it is offering free gallery admission for federal employees and contractors affected by the partial government shutdown. Excepted, Non-Excepted/furloughed, and contract employees...

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Connecting Our Stories, Connecting Our Power: Grand Rapids previews 2019 neighborhood summit

by (MaverickLaw)

Submitted 10-23-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Reclaiming narratives is essential in healing generations of systemic oppression and shared trauma. Sharing our stories not only builds unity and power; it also allows us to co-create community. Imagine relocating to a community where residents,...

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City commission meeting discusses commissioner vacancy, hears public comments on city fees

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-25-2018 under NEWS

The Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Grand Rapids City Commission meeting had a lot of conversation about how to fill the third ward’s vacant seat due to Commissioner David Allen stepping down June 12, 2018.   The four public hearings, especially...

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Support local farmers while adding fresh vegetables to your diet

by (jproth1)

Submitted 04-10-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a distinctive model to support diversified, small scaled vegetable growers. The idea is that people buy into a share of the farm at the beginning of the season. Instead of money dividends, your dividends are...

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Honoring the legacy of César Chávez

by (jproth1)

Submitted 03-19-2018 under NEWS

The legacy of César Chávez was honored Thursday, March 15, 2018 as residents and community leaders gathered at the Cook Library Center, 1100 Grandville Ave SW and marched to Potter House Chapel for a community gathering for the18th annual César E....

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Weekend flooding near record levels on Grand River

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-27-2018 under NEWS

Heavy rains and snow melt caused the water levels of the Grand River to swell to just over twenty feet in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the last weekend of February 2018.   Cresting at 20.67 feet on Sunday, February 25. 2018, the Grand River...

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Grand Rapids Neigborhood Summit keynote speaker to discuss going 'beyond a seat at the table'

by (Stacy Stout)

Submitted 02-20-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit 2018 is pleased to welcome Rasheda L. Weaver, PhD as the keynote speaker for this year’s event. This year’s summit will be on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Grand Valley State...

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The mystery lot of 269 Garfield SW

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-15-2018 under NEWS

Imagine being awakened at 3 a.m. to the sounds of loud popping. The sounds you hear when there is a hail storm, but there is no hail storm happening. It is the sound of your house being sucked into a sinkhole. Krystyna Czarnopys-Sweeney was twelve...

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Residents complain they have to ask for backyard chickens, firepits but developers could bypass public hearings

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-13-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Neighborhood associations along with concerned citizens throughout the City of Grand Rapids are worried that under the guise of creating more affordable housing, suggested changes to zoning ordinances could take neighbor's say out of the mix on...

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Grand Rapids City Commissioners vote for reset on City Manager search

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-08-2018 under NEWS

On Tuesday night, February 6, 2018 a core number of issues commanded a majority of the meeting for Grand Rapids City Commissioners, ranging from the retirement of City Clerk Darlene O’Neal, a unanimously approved pedestrian-vehicle ordinance,...

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