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Catalyst Radio: The interfaith movement in West Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-18-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Interfaith engagement is the positive interaction between communities from various religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds, and there has been a strong interfaith movement in West Michigan since the 1980s.  Katie Gordon, program director...

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Celebrate service to City at retirement party for combined 60 years of service

by (Holly)

Submitted 12-08-2015 under NEWS

Four City officials and staff will be retiring at the end of the year. To thank them for their work, a retirement party is being held on Wednesday, December 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at DeVos Place. Mayor George Heartwell, Secretary to the Mayor...

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5 Major Pay-Per-Click Ad Networks To Promote Your Services

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 07-07-2014 under

With the dawn of the 21-st century, the world became familiar with the World Wide Web or the more commonly used term ‘Internet’. With the outburst in the number of internet users in the first decade of 2000s, it became an extremely...

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With demand rising, Food Bank issues plea for more volunteers

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is making a plea for more volunteers. Last year the Comstock Park-based hunger-relief organization was assisted by more than 2,300 volunteers in distributing 23.8 million pounds of food. They are on track to...

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Call for Nominations for the 2013 Community Spirit Awards!

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 05-23-2013 under NEWS

Call for nominations! With all the revitalization work that is going on in our communities, it is important to take a step back and honor the individuals and organizations that are making positive changes happen. That’s why LINC is excited to...

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Judge Smolenski rallies support for West Michigan's hungry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan hunger hasn’t gone away. In fact, year to date, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank has distributed 14 percent more food this year than it did in 2012. To meet the growing demand for its services, Feeding America West...

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GVSU student achieves prestigious level in Balanced Man Program

by (mattrussell)

Submitted 01-29-2013 under NEWS

The brothers of the Michigan Kappa Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon are proud to announce that Tyler Kinch of Grand Valley State University (GVSU) has achieved the highest level of the fraternity’s Balanced Man Program: Fellow. Kinch, a junior...

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Gathering of Hope

by (transgendercollab)

Submitted 11-12-2012 under NONPROFITS

On Sunday November 20, 2011, The Transgender Education Collaboration, in partnership with Plymouth United Church of Christ, held its first annual Transgender Day of Remembrance service. Over 100 individuals from throughout West Michigan participated...

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Schools of Hope Family Literacy Program participates in MLK Day Service Project

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 01-16-2012 under NONPROFITS

Families participating in the Schools of Hope Family Literacy Program attended a service project on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at the Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth. Families volunteered to help local...

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Lives of the non-religious: meet the members of CFI

by (ellenlundgren)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Center for Inquiry Michigan may not be a widely known group, but members report that it has become a very important haven for area non-believers. Center for Inquiry (CFI) is an international non-profit that "encourages evidence-based inquiry...

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