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Community arts series builds creative momentum

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 12-18-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On October 11, 2018, the year-long Community Arts Series kicked off with residents creating recycled garden creatures at Verne Barry Place for their community garden. Thanks to grant funding from the Michigan Center for Arts and Cultural Affairs (...

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Three generation households are on local menus as sandwich families

by (Angela Bayes)

Submitted 11-27-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Many local families are living a life of eldercare and child rearing under one roof as a Sandwich Family. After all, Grand Rapids is a great place to live, retire, and raise a family. One such family is my family. My husband, Jim, and I live just...

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Volunteering in Grand Rapids as a college student: Where do you start?

by (tekielak)

Submitted 11-26-2018 under NEWS

Volunteering is the perfect way to not only make a difference, but start engaging with an unfamiliar community. For college students in the Grand Rapids area, volunteering can also be a way to explore interests, build relationships, and stumble...

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Grand Rapids brothers create local social app to strengthen community

by (Mikayla Balk)

Submitted 11-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The founders of Grand Rapids social app Yote seek to not only bring more technology companies to GR following their new artificial intelligence, but they also have another vision in mind. They see loneliness as a widespread force of unhappiness that...

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WYCE celebrates programmers: Jennifer WolfSchwallie ("JWo")

by (hayesgriffin)

Submitted 10-17-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

WYCE is a listener supported, volunteer powered, community radio station. Our organizational mission is "Building Community through Media,” and we take that seriously. Programmer: Jennifer WolfSchwallie (“J Wo”) What are your...

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WYCE celebrates programmers: Sandra Dym

by (hayesgriffin)

Submitted 10-12-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

WYCE is a listener supported, volunteer powered, community radio station. Our organizational mission is "Building Community through Media,” and we take that seriously. Programmer: Sandra Dym What are your work/volunteer/hobbies? I am a...

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Adoptee finds healing in lifelong journey through sharing story, seeking community

by (Adoptees Connect)

Submitted 10-09-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

I often compared myself to a puzzle piece. At the beginning of my life, I went missing outside of the box, feeling like I don’t fit anywhere, unique to one puzzle somewhere out there, waiting to be placed back in perfect position. ...

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Kent County Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team honors domestic homicide victims

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 09-28-2018 under NONPROFITS

Kent County Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team (DVCCRT) will host their annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil, an event to honor those that have lost their lives to domestic violence.    The Vigil...

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Father's Day Electronics Recycling Event at Comprenew

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 05-29-2018 under NONPROFITS

Are you looking for a fun way to give back to your community with dad? Do you have an interest in technology or protecting the environment? Comprenew is inviting families to come dismantle electronics for recycling and learn more about the hazards...

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Volunteer nurses offer health screenings for the community at Dégagé Ministries

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 05-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

Twice a month, a group of volunteer nurses faithfully hold Health Depot. These nurses perform general health screenings on our patrons to assess appropriate care. “Many patrons believe the ‘best’ healthcare is through the emergency...

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