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Late discovery adoptee finds her true self by opening up to past, making connections for future

by (Adoptees Connect)

Submitted 12-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Sometime in October of 1966, a woman found herself pregnant under not the best of circumstances. She was on a break from her marriage where she had four other children. Her boss, whom she had been staying with, was not that into her. Soon afterwards...

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Navigating the waters of adoption and reunion: What is my story?

by (Adoptees Connect)

Submitted 10-30-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

This piece was written by John Glass. Growing up being adopted never felt terribly unusual. I had wonderful parents, a great sister, & an older brother who I idolized and was also adopted. To my parent’s credit, I always knew I was...

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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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Black holes, gravity waves expert to give free presentation in Grand Rapids

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 10-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

Presenting The Densest Matter in the Universe, Dr. Edward Brown will explain how recent discoveries in neutron stars and black holes have ushered in a new era of multi-messenger astronomy involving light, neutrinos and gravity waves....

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CARE dancers bring Narnia to life

by (careballet)

Submitted 10-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

CARE Ballet presents "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" an original ballet based on the popular children's novel by C.S. Lewis. The magical tale takes four children through an old wardrobe and into a fantasy world where they meet a...

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Baxter's Threads Sewing Class proudly presents fourth Biennial Quilt Show

by (Baxter Communit...)

Submitted 09-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Baxter Community Center’s Threads Sewing Class proudly presents the fourth Biennial Quilt Show. This exclusive Quilt Show Event features excellent historical and personal stories. This year’s quilt show’s theme is “A...

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New Grand Rapids city manager discusses family, fitness, first 90 days

by (Lyonel LaGrone II)

Submitted 08-28-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Lyonel LaGrone reached out to Grand Rapids' new City Manager, Mark Washington, who currently works as the Assistant City Manager in Austin, Texas, for a personal interview. LaGrone watched the City Manager interviews at the end of July and was...

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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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Meet scientists, learn about the marvels of the brain at Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair

by (msumd)

Submitted 02-26-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum for Michigan State University’s Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair. Meet scientists and learn about the marvels of the brain – from how it looks and feels and works – to how to keep it...

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Grand Rapids welcomes the Lunar New Year with fun, festivities

by (Queenofgr)

Submitted 02-05-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

If you thought a glittery ball drop and a countdown to midnight complete with bubbly and kisses was an exciting way to ring in the New Year, prepare yourself for something even more exhilarating. Firecrackers, festive food, cultural performances,...

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