Courthouse bench to be dedicated to crime victims in honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 04-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids, MI – The Kent County Victim Witness Unit is partnering with Silent Observer and Meijer Inc. to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) by dedicating a bench to honor crime victims of Kent County.  The...

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WMCAT to honor nationally-renowned pioneer in design thinking

by (wmcat)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) will honor David Kelley, founder of Stanford University’s and design firm IDEO, for his contributions to design thinking at iBall 2016 on March 18 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel...

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The Paczki Report: Local paczki go head to head

by (Holly)

Submitted 03-03-2014 under OPINION

With fresh donuts from the east side of the state in hand, six local Grand Rapidians set out to compare local options to those considered "authentic" Polish Fat Tuesday fare: the Paczek (or Paczki, if you're indulging in more than one...

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Taking the 10X10 challenge only made sense

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 08-30-2012 under VOICES

For me, taking the 10X10 Challenge was not a difficult thing for me to do. It actually became both a necessity and an opportunity. Let me explain, starting with the necessity. As I am rocketing towards my twilight years, I have picked up something...

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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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Grand Rapids Police Department and Jaycees help make the holidays a bit brighter for BGC Club Members

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

The holidays are a special time that bring families together and put smiles on the faces of those awaiting their presents. This year, two events made the holidays a bit brighter for some of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (...

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2nd annual Steak and Burger Dinner raises nearly $40,000 for BGCGRYC

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 10-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

When faced with challenges in her career, Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes learned to focus on the journey and not the destination. The 2nd Annual Steak & Burger Dinner provided the Club members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth...

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Fifty-year-old westsider awarded for performance in boxing ring

by (Matt A)

Submitted 05-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Pat Schmidt, a local westsider in his 50s, proves that you can still be a star in the ring even after hanging up the boxing gloves. Out of 42 referees that participated in the 2010 National Golden Gloves Tournament in Little Rock, Arkansas, Pat...

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Community Foundation Announces $207,000 in Education Grants

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 05-05-2010 under NONPROFITS

Three Grand Rapids Public elementary schools are receiving $91,000 in total grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program, which recognizes area elementary schools demonstrating measurable success. In addition, 67 teachers and...

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