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Calvin College launches campaign to save the Student Activities Office

Submitted 06-10-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Student Activities Office, a beloved fixture of Calvin College and the West Michigan music scene, requires funding to remain intact. Calvin College administrators and students are seeking ways to keep the program going.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Does it Mean to be a Part of a Religious Community?, Part 1

Submitted 06-10-2019 under OPINION

This week’s question: What does it mean to be part of a religious community? We present the Christian responses in the column this week. Next week, we present Unitarian, Hindu, and Jewish responses.

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In Season: June 8, 2019

Submitted 06-07-2019 under NONPROFITS

Come treat your senses to the stunning sights and smells of the Market this time of year! It's such a beautiful day, sun is shining, and we have over 30 vendors today with Michigan food, farm, and artisan products!

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A look back at Festival of the Arts' first 50 years

Submitted 06-05-2019 under NEWS

Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids' signature celebration of arts and culture, celebrates its 50th year of free fun for the entire family.

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"Culinary Conversations" Focusing on Food Failures at June 18 Meetup

Submitted 06-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host its third Culinary Conversations Meetup on June 18 at 5 p.m., focusing on “Food Failures.” The free event features four local food industry mavens, from the startup and corporate world, discussing their own failed food projects and how they moved past them.

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City Connection - Mayor and Becky Jo Glover from city Office of Customer Service discuss 311, city website, outreach efforts

Submitted 06-03-2019 under NEWS

This month, Mayor Bliss is joined by Becky Jo Glover from the Office of Customer Service and Innovation at the city. She’ll be discussing the cities’ 311 service, the city website, and other upcoming projects to help citizens better connect with their city government.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How Should We be Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities?

Submitted 06-03-2019 under OPINION

How do religious institutions show themselves to be open to folks with disabilities both visible and not visible?

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In Season: June 1, 2019

Submitted 05-31-2019 under NONPROFITS

Such a pleasant + peaceful morning for a stroll through the Market and shopping outside. AND it's Funny Hat Friday so you can see some of your favorite vendors sporting the some silly, fun, creative and entertaining hats!

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What Can You do in 15 Hours? Rest, Refuel and Recharge on a Roadtrip!

Submitted 05-29-2019 under NONPROFITS

Safe spaces. Professional growth. Expansion + transformation. UCC's Refuel Roadtrips are designed to provide all of the above in less than 1 day for local leaders of color.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: May One Choose Service Providers based on Politics?

Submitted 05-28-2019 under OPINION

If a business owner on moral grounds can refuse to provide a service such as baking a cake for or catering a same-sex wedding, should consumers then have the right to know the moral and political belief of the business owner, before the consumer does business with them?

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