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Planting Trees and Hope

Submitted 11-23-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

You give up a lot when you start over. You let go of what’s familiar and move on to something unfamiliar. It takes a lot of work and perseverance to start over, especially to overcome the unknown. I, along with a group of volunteers, recently...

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Mundo Musical de WYCE: una Sesión de preguntas y respuestas con el presentador de radio voluntario Silverio Cerda

Submitted 11-10-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Silverio “Silver” Cerda, que nacido en Dallas, Texas, fue criado en el suroeste de Michigan y llama Grand Rapids su hogar, comparte su amor por los ritmos y sonidos en español como programador voluntario en WYCE 88.1fm. Silverio se unió...

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WYCE's Mundo Musical: A Q&A with volunteer radio host Silverio Cerda

Submitted 11-09-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Born in Dallas, Texas, raised in southwest Michigan, and calling Grand Rapids his home, Silverio "Silver" Cerda shares his love for Spanish-language rhythms and sounds as a volunteer programmer on WYCE 88.1fm. Silverio joined the...

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City Connection: Mayor blissed joined by James Hurt, Manager of city Public Services

Submitted 10-04-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Join us on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 4 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for this month's episode of City Connection. City Connection is a monthly live call-in show hosted by the mayors of Grand Rapids since 1992. Mayor Bliss will be joined by...

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City Connection: Mayor blissed joined by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks Executive Director

Submitted 08-02-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Join us on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 4 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for this month's episode of City Connection. City Connection is a monthly live call-in show hosted by the mayors of Grand Rapids since 1992. Mayor Bliss will be joined by...

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Flex Gallery and the Work of Steven Vinson

Submitted 06-14-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Created to provide greater access to public art, Flex Gallery is a wearable, rotating exhibition space located on curator Zachary Trebellas' left arm. The mobile art space has to date hosted twenty-five custom armbands created by local, regional...

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Church of the Servant connects Grand Rapids Households with Energy Savings

Submitted 05-05-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids homeowners saved money. New conservation projects were funded. On a small scale, even greenhouse gas emissions were reduced. This was the result of a recent fundraiser by one of Climate Witness Project’s partner churches in Grand...

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Flex Gallery and the work of Dave Battjes

Submitted 04-29-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Created to provide greater access to public art, Flex Gallery is a wearable, rotating exhibition space located on curator Zachary Trebellas' left arm. The mobile art space has to date hosted twenty-five custom armbands created by local, regional...

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Review: "The Yesterdays of Grand Rapids" by Charles Belknap

Submitted 04-16-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Charles E. Belknap was a man for all seasons in the history of Grand Rapids. He was a Civil War hero, successful business man, firefighter, US Congressman,  and mayor of Grand Rapids. He moved with his family to Grand Rapids at eight years of...

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Eastown family forges new path during the pandemic

Submitted 04-02-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s easy to forget what an oddity Eastown’s shared garages and driveways are, but I’ve recently realized all the ways that this historic throwback makes neighbors feel more connected.  Over the past 7ish years of sharing this...

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