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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.

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New City Neighbor Makes Farming an Empowering Youth Program

Submitted 08-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO Showcase Tours New City Neighbors

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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