ArtPrize 2021 - What will captivate our imaginations this year?

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

Art has the ability to capture ideas too complex for words; to invoke deep feelings and emotions; to communicate a piece of the artist’s soul with the public. Art defines and reflects what is important to a society.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 16

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids creates Affordable Housing Fund; MDHHS launches online portal for immunization records; and Susan Mast ALS Foundation hosting "PedALS" bike ride, walk to support local ALS families.

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"Hope Marches On" - The Salvation Army Starts Giving Season 100 Days Before Christmas

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army will start their Christmas Campaign 100 Days before Christmas. Early giving could be key to keeping families in their homes this holiday season, says nation’s largest private provider of social services

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Cookies, Plaster Creek and a Big Dream

Submitted 09-14-2021 under NONPROFITS

We love to share stories of how our Grand Rapids Climate Witness Project partners are creatively working for creation care in our city! This story is from Stacey DeVries of how God used her young son’s big ambitions for investing in the clean-up of Plaster Creek.

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Circle Theatre Enters The Age of Aquarius With Hair

Submitted 09-13-2021 under OPINION

Circle Theatre lavishes talent and energy on Hair, resulting in strong individual performances, and a few good songs, but not a coherent story.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Religion can do Horrible Things

Submitted 09-13-2021 under OPINION

Connor asks, “What is the worst thing that has ever been done in the name of your religious tradition?”

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Passing the Mic: West Michigan Hindu Temple's Fred Stella answers, "What is the purpose of your life?"

Submitted 09-10-2021 under VOICES

Fred Stella, Hindu practitioner, responds to Rishi Singh, Sikh practitioner.

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What's at the Market: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Submitted 09-10-2021 under NONPROFITS

Don’t let the cool weather fool you, this time of year provides the Market with a large variety of in season produce! Come on down and spend some time outside, shopping from local vendors.

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Community updates: Wednesday, Sept. 8

Submitted 09-08-2021 under NEWS

GRCC, Grand Valley receive $1.2M grants to help local adults earn college degrees; Kent County leaders reassert lack of legal authority in ending school mask order; and Grand Rapids Public Museum announces "Polish Halls in Grand Rapids" program.

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