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Eastown Community Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Branding and Website, Fund Drive

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Eastown Community Association has seen a lot of change and progress since its formation in 1973 and is now proud to announce that the organization has completed a rebranding process, complete with the launching of a new website. "The...

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Catalyst Radio: Plaster Creek Stewards work for restoration of local watershed

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-15-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW On this edition of Catalyst Radio we learn about an effort to bring back to health a key watershed in the Grand Rapids area. Plaster Creek Stewards...

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Why parks matter: The history of parks in Grand Rapids

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 10-08-2013 under OPINION

The modern concept for urban green spaces has its origins in 19th century England. The Industrial Revolution started in England during that time, and ushered in an era of urban growth never seen before. England’s population increased...

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Catalyst Radio: Motion Initiative uses cycling repair to teach life skills to urban youth

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-29-2010 under NONPROFITS

Thomas Fish, executive director of Motion Initiative, joins us on air. Motion Initiative is part of United in Christ Ministries and teaches urban youth life skills through their bicycle shop. Acitivities include training in bike mechanics and...

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Peter Wege Releases New Book, "Economicology II"

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 03-24-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Wege Foundation hosted a press conference today, to announce the release of Peter Wege's newest book, "Economicology II."  Local media were well represented, including WGVU's Shelley Irwin, GR Press and several local television news...

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