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Senseless killing of Trayvon Martin resonates in Grand Rapids

by (Ryan Mac)

Submitted 04-04-2012 under OPINION

There is a law in Florida and nine others states called "Stand Your Ground." It reads: "a person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if: (1) He or she reasonably believes that such...

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Catalyst Radio: Gilda's Club's 2nd annual LaughFest kicks off March 8

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-02-2012 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW LaughFest was a bold fundraising move for Gilda's Club Grand Rapids last year to create an alternative funding stream for the nonprofit that...

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Skating and creating at the GRAM

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 02-01-2012 under NONPROFITS

[Music in the video is Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies by Tchaikovsky] The GAAH Press Club visited "Skate and Create," where we ice skated in Rosa Parks Circle, made kites, drew shadows, and interviewed Katie Williams, the GRAM's...

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So this is Grand Rapids: Welcome to winter

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 01-30-2012 under OPINION

You know it’s winter in Michigan when you struggle to remember the last time you saw the sun. Maybe it’s just the memories of digging my car out of waist-deep snow last year in Boston, but the mild start to this winter leaves me with a...

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City Commission year-end meeting covers multiple topics

by (mira477)

Submitted 12-21-2011 under NEWS

Large white fluffy snowflakes sprinkled the city streets as Mayor Heartwell and the Grand Rapids City Commission gathered for their last meeting of 2011 Tuesday night. The agenda was full of year-end discussion points. This included...

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Milk for Thought comes to Grand Rapids

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 07-28-2011 under NEWS

On July 28, 2011, Grand Rapids welcomed the big pink Milk for Thought bus that has traveled across the nation in support of women everywhere gaining support to breastfeed their children. A large group of supporters gathered in Rosa Parks Circle to...

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Artist Maya Lin lectures about past and current work to a packed crowd at the GRAM

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-02-2010 under NEWS

A couple hundred tushes warmed 275 seats, plastic and winged, to receive Maya Lin this evening at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The artist is best known nationally for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. In Grand Rapids, "Ecliptic"...

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Maya Lin, "Projects and Processes"

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 09-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

Special Guest Lecture: Maya Lin"Projects and Processes"Grand Rapids Art Museum's Cook AuditoriumSaturday, October 2, 20107:00pmSponsor: Herman MillerMaya Lin, creator of the renowned Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Grand Rapids’ own Ecliptic at Rosa...

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Clemente Skate Park fundraising competition draws over 100 skaters

by (apalm)

Submitted 06-25-2010 under NEWS

From his early teen years, skate enthusiast Chris Gray dreamt of his ultimate skatepark. Years later, a goal he once thought was never tangible is well on its way to becoming a real life achievement. The Clemente Skatepark Committee held its first...

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