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Community Updates: Friday, October 21

Submitted 10-21-2022 under NEWS

Grand Rapidians make their voices heard in Participatory Budgeting Grand Rapids public vote; residents of Grand Rapids reminded to practice caution when raking/blowing leaves near storm drains; and more


Ethics and Religion Talk: Impotent Weddings and Platonic Marriages

Submitted 10-17-2022 under OPINION

Ethics and Religion Talk received a question touching on issues of impotence and living together without the benefit of marriage. Here’s the story:


Community Updates: Friday, October 14

Submitted 10-14-2022 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Commission to meet in the Third Ward for next "Commission Night Out" meeting; City of Grand Rapids Forestry division to give away logs in an effort to reduce wood waste; and more


Online survey connects Kent County parents to resources

Submitted 10-13-2022 under NONPROFITS

Eighteen organizations partner together to provide home visiting support to local families.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Do Your Clergy Study Philosophy?

Submitted 10-12-2022 under OPINION

Jim VanDB asks, “Does your tradition require any philosophy training as a pre-requisite for your religious training/education? If yes, do you think it was helpful or not? If no, why not?”


Chandler Appointed Salvation Army of Kent County Board Chair

Submitted 10-11-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army Grand Rapids Advisory Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Veneese V. Chandler (Dr. V.) as their new Chair.


Community Updates: Friday, October 7

Submitted 10-07-2022 under NEWS

First City Commission meeting of October takes place at City Hall on Tuesday; Grand Rapids Public Museum releases line-up for 2022 Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert Series; and more



Submitted 10-06-2022 under NONPROFITS

This week, The Salvation Army started their annual Christmas giving Angel Tree program, providing gifts, toys, clothing, and food for families during the holiday season. The application registration period opened in Kent County Saturday October 1st and runs through December 3rd.


St. Cecilia Music Center Launches New 2022 - 2023 Season on October 13, 2022 with Jazz Series Duo - Pianist Alfredo Rodriguez and Percussionist, Drummer, Singer Pedrito Martinez

Submitted 10-03-2022 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) launches New Season Jazz Series with Cuban artists pianist Alfredo Rodriguez and percussionist, drummer and singer Pedrito Martinez.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Belief in an Afterlife Waning?

Submitted 10-03-2022 under OPINION

It seems today that there is less concern about that and more emphasis on leading a moral, ethical and rewarding life now, just assuming that whatever is next will take care of itself, so to speak.