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Community updates: Thursday, Jan. 28

Submitted 01-28-2021 under NEWS

UICA reopening July 15 in new downtown location; city commissioners approve ground-floor housing in business districts; large-scale COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens at DeVos Place; and more.

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Allen's Story and God's Irony

Submitted 01-28-2021 under NONPROFITS

Allen, a Guiding Light Recovery client and the nonprofit's kitchen director, shares his journey recovering from decades of alcoholism and drug addiction.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How to Counsel a Person Seeking Death, part 1

Submitted 01-25-2021 under OPINION

Margo H. asks, “If a parishioner wants to let go of living, how do you counsel them? Is there ever a case in your faith when you can support them spiritually in seeking death?”

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In Season Report: January 23, 2021

Submitted 01-22-2021 under NONPROFITS

Get outside this weekend and enjoy the fresh winter air at the Market! Shop from over 30 vendors offering the best local fare and handmade goods in town!

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Community updates: Thursday, Jan. 21

Submitted 01-21-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools resumes in-person learning; Grand Rapids Public Museum opening Windows GR exhibit, highlighting local artists of color; and ArtPrize opening artist registration for 2021 event.

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Honoring Resident Leadership with the Larry Bratschie Award

Submitted 01-20-2021 under NONPROFITS

Behind-the-scenes community work deserves recognition; the Larry Bratschie Award honors the dedication of those who pursue it.

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Kentwood Rotary Awarded the 2020 Golden Kettle

Submitted 01-19-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army Fulton Heights Citadel presented the 2020 Golden Kettle Award to the Kentwood Rotary Club. The vigorously contested trophy wasn't decided until the last day of the Red Kettle Campaign by less than thirty dollars!

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Church and Politics

Submitted 01-18-2021 under OPINION

The Rev. Steven Manskar, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids, wrote the following essay prior to last November’s election day, reflecting on a Christian’s responsibility to vote.

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