Pleasant surprise result of years of neighborhood action

by (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Jessa Dutton is Treasurer and Pleasant Park Representative for the South Hill Neighborhood Association Board. Her community involvement outside of Neighborhood Ventures exemplifies the values and mission of the organization which seeks to improve...

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200 volunteers improve Grand Rapids kids' lives, futures with play

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

A playground is more than a playground. It’s a brain-expander, friend-maker and muscle-builder. Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. It can transform children from sedentary, bored and solitary to...

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Parks come alive in spring

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 04-08-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The thump of a basketball dribble, the laughter of a toddler swinging for the first time and the holler of a kid recognizing a friend across the playing field for the first time after a long winter – these are the sounds of spring in the park...

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Building on a firm foundation

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 11-12-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

During the last few months there has been a lot of discussion about the history, value and funding of parks in Grand Rapids. Last month, The Rapidian featured a three part series “Why Parks Matter” by Michael Tuffelmire where he explored...

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Red cedar sprouts from middle of Child Discovery Center parking lot

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-22-2013 under NEWS

At the confluence of three neighborhoods- Heartside, South East Community and Heritage Hill- sits a brick building on three acres of concrete-dominated land. The building is the newest home, as of last year, to the Grand Rapids Child Discovery...

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KaBOOM! and Amway partnered again on June 8 for D.A. Blodgett - St. John's

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Submitted 06-22-2012 under NEWS

D.A. Blodgett - St. John's has been building "homes and hope" for children since 1887. The nonprofit organization, which provides services such as adoption and foster care, has wanted a playground for years. They received a surprise...

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Catalyst Radio: 200 volunteers to build new playground in Aberdeen Park in just six hours

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (10:13) Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Amway join us on air to talk about their efforts, along with Creston Neighborhood Association and a few...

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