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Community updates: Friday, Sept. 24

Submitted 09-24-2021 under NEWS

Mayor’s Greening Initiative bringing 300 new trees to Burton Heights neighborhood; search process starts for new Grand Rapids police chief; Grand Rapids African American Art & Music Festival happening this Saturday; and more.

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What's at the Market: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Submitted 09-24-2021 under NONPROFITS

Throw on that flannel and beanie you’ve been looking at and head down to experience the beauty of Autumn at the Market.

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From Fear to Gratitude, Michael Shares His Recovery Journey

Submitted 09-21-2021 under NONPROFITS

Michael's addiction started out with a prescription he received for pain pills. By January 2021 he was spending $500/week on heroin and soon found himself homeless. He came to Guiding Light seeking a the means to break the cycle of addiction and live differently.

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You Can't Get sober Without God: Missions Intersect for Rev. Tim Wilson

Submitted 09-21-2021 under NONPROFITS

“A man came up to me and said, ‘I can’t stop drinking; I’m drunk right now and my wife is looking at us,’” Rev. Wilson remembered. “I learned that they had spent more than $100,000 on rehab in the past. We told him about the good people of Guiding Light and he agreed to go."

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The Salvation Army Launches Angel Tree Sign-Ups in West Michigan

Submitted 09-20-2021 under NONPROFITS

For the 31st year in a row, The Salvation Army and WOOD8 TV are starting up the annual Angel Tree toy Drive that aims to help families through Christmas.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Why Have I Miscarried?

Submitted 09-20-2021 under OPINION

Jeff asks for a reaction to the following story: "A young woman has been living with her boyfriend for at least a year.... She conceives. Though they weren't looking to have a child, they knew at some point they would and value the pregnancy. Sadly, she experiences a miscarriage."

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St. Cecilia Music Center brings Blue Grass and Mandolin Master Sam Bush to Grand Rapids on October 6 to begin an exciting 2021-2022 Season of Live Performances with International Folk, Jazz and Chamber Music Artists

Submitted 09-20-2021 under NONPROFITS

Mandolin New Grass Artist Sam Bush will mesmerize West Michigan on October 6 at 7:30 p.m. when he kicks off SCMC’s 2021-2022 Season and the Acoustic Café Folk Series. The October 6 concert with the Sam Bush Band marks St. Cecilia Music Center’s restart of live concerts with a live audience.

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What's at the Market: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Submitted 09-17-2021 under NONPROFITS

Now is the best time to come visit the Market! Autumn provides such a wonderful variety of fresh produce, and the weather makes for the perfect market day!

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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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