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Ethics and Religion Talk: What is the different between Happiness and Joy?

Submitted 02-22-2021 under OPINION

Janet H. asks, “The recent column on happiness/unhappiness prompts a further question: Is it happiness humans need, or is it joy?"

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In Season Report: February 20, 2021

Submitted 02-19-2021 under NONPROFITS

The weather forecast may be calling for more snow, but the market forecast is calling for local produce, farm-fresh products, and handmade goods! So, grab your winter gear, and don’t forget your mask, and head down to the market!

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 19

Submitted 02-19-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches survey tool to regularly collect quick resident feedback; Grand Rapids Public Library tentatively reopening branches on Feb. 24; Kent County Health Department reports continued decline in county’s COVID-19 case growth; and more.

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The Time is Ripe for a Food Policy Council in Kent County

Submitted 02-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

Every one of us is part of a food system, a truth the pandemic put in plain sight. How can we be a part of shaping that food system to benefit all? The new Kent County Food Policy Council will address that very question.

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Organic Lawn Care Continues to Grow in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

Growing Green and Midwest Grows Green equips local lawn care companies to meet rising demand for organic services.

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Outgoing Board Member Will Always Have a Heart for Heartside

Submitted 02-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

John Dice is ending his second three-year term on the Guiding Light Board of Directors. The outgoing board member has given his time and talents to the help those in need in the Heartside neighborhood for decades.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What is Wisdom Literature?

Submitted 02-16-2021 under OPINION

Ted N. asks, “Are there similarities (and differences) in the wisdom literature of the world’s major religions? Can you please explain?”

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In Season Report: February 13, 2021

Submitted 02-12-2021 under NONPROFITS

It’s going to be another beautiful snowy weekend in Grand Rapids so throw on your snow pants and head down to the Market! Shop from over 25 vendors offering the best local fare and handmade goods in town.

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 12

Submitted 02-12-2021 under NEWS

Mayor Bliss to deliver virtual State of the City address on Feb. 16; three Grand Rapids parks lit with luminary pathways for Valentine’s Day weekend; The Rapid continues paper ticket phase-out with end of 10-ride paper tickets; and more.

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Grand Rapids' Homeless Outreach Team to expand, launch public data dashboard

Submitted 02-11-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

With the addition of another police-firefighter pair, the HOT aims to engage more people experiencing homelessness within the city. Its eventual launch of a data dashboard will track its outcomes.

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