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In Season: August 17, 2018

Submitted 08-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

We've got a great plethora of vendors on this beautiful Friday morning! You can expect to find some colorful in season favorites such as tomatoes, watermelon, peppers, corn, eggplant, and peaches.


New City Neighbor Makes Farming an Empowering Youth Program

Submitted 08-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO Showcase Tours New City Neighbors


The Rapid's new e-fare system The Wave debuts August 14

Submitted 08-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Wave has already received rave reviews from pilot testers. The general public will be able to purchase a Wave card at Rapid Central Station or online. Wave cards are just $3 for the card itself and can be reloaded in-person at The Rapid’s Information Center or on the mobile-friendly website.


Local teen writers build relationships, strengthen skills at international conference

Submitted 08-14-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Two young adult members of the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center participated in the inaugural International Congress of Youth Voices in San Francisco, August 3-5, 2018.


GRAM announces access program for low-income individuals, families

Submitted 08-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

GRAM offers free admission to EBT cardholders through national program, Museums for All.


Ethics and Religion Talk: How important is accessibility to a house of worship?

Submitted 08-13-2018 under OPINION

Jim E. asks, Most church buildings are older with lots of stairs. What ethical obligation does a church or house of worship have to be accessible to all visitors? At what cost?


Catalyst Radio: BLEND created to create atmosphere where people feel like they belong, have a safe space to network

Submitted 08-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

BLEND is an organization dedicated to making sure our city is one of growth and belonging where young professionals of color can connect.


In Season: August 10, 2018

Submitted 08-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

Mother Nature has been kind to us for National Farmers Market Week, with the sun shining bright + a nice breeze blowing through the Market! We've got an abundance of locally-grown produce (apple season is starting!), meat, eggs, and dairy, Michigan-created food products, and handmade goods!


Diverse neighborhood voices share report about communities and policing

Submitted 08-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

Voices are powerful tools for hope and transformation. Dwelling Place, a local affordable housing non-profit, asked residents and the GRPD why they participated in National Night Out.


WYCE Training Chronicles, Part 1

Submitted 08-09-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

I am welcomed into the 2018 WYCE Programmer Training. And while the road to 'on-air programmer' may have its share of challenges, I gathered the courage to battle the butterflies, thanks to an unexpected source.