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Community updates: Friday, June 26

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NEWS

Free outdoor fitness classes returning to Grand Rapids; 3:11 Youth Housing and HQ merge to help more youth facing homelessness; Gov. Whitmer extends eviction freeze, creates eviction diversion program; and Amtrak restoring Grand Rapids to Chicago service.

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In Season Report: June 27, 2020

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

Come enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while you shop from local businesses for fresh produce + other food products! Shop from over 50 vendors tomorrow and support the local food community!

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A personal confession: I am a racist

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

Even when we think we are not racist, we must become aware and take responsibility for complicity with a culture and its institutions that are racist. It calls for confession and willingness to learn and act.

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 24

Submitted 06-24-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges vigilance as Kent County's decline in new COVID-19 cases hits plateau; Grand Rapids Public Library launches GRPL To Go curbside pickup service; and Grand Rapids Pride Festival 2020 cancelled over pandemic concerns.

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Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities becomes summer meal site, offers summer programming opportunities for youth: July 6 - July 24

Submitted 06-24-2020 under NONPROFITS

As school ends and food distribution sites are diminishing throughout the area, GAAH becomes a "Meet Up Eat Up" site offering meals alongside fun activities for youth to support summer learning

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The Rapidian to receive support to strengthen online platform

Submitted 06-24-2020 under NEWS

Support from the Knight Foundation enables The Rapidian to offer an improved user experience for citizen journalists to upload content, editors to review and approve content, and even more local consumers to read and interact with articles, photographs, opinions and stories.

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Community updates: Monday, June 22

Submitted 06-22-2020 under NEWS

'Social zones' open in Grand Rapids to aid restaurant recovery; Kent County and Grand Rapids Chamber launch Small Business Recovery Program for local businesses impacted by pandemic; and Heart of West Michigan United Way adds more in-person volunteer opportunities to website.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What is the place of Religious Institutions in Society?

Submitted 06-22-2020 under OPINION

What do you feel is the place of church in society?

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Community updates: Friday, June 19

Submitted 06-19-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapidians celebrate Juneteenth with events, proclamations, reflections; Gov. Whitmer extends Michigan’s state of emergency through July 16.

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In Season Report: June 20, 2020

Submitted 06-19-2020 under NONPROFITS

Another beautiful weekend provides YOU with another wonderful opportunity to buy groceries from your local farm + food businesses! This Saturday shop from over 50 vendors while you enjoy the fresh air and warm weather.

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