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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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Mayan Buzz Cafe remains resilient during a second lockdown

Submitted 01-15-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Local coffee shop determined to survive despite drastic effects that COVID-19 pandemic has had on businesses in our community

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In Season Report: January 16, 2021

Submitted 01-15-2021 under NONPROFITS

Come to the Market this weekend and support the local food system by shopping with vendors who are dedicated to our community!

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Community updates: Friday, Jan. 15

Submitted 01-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library celebrating 150th anniversary; free public Wi-Fi comes to 10 Grand Rapids parks; MDHHS extends statewide emergency order, relaxes some restrictions; and more.

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Our Community's Children director retires, looks back on public service

Submitted 01-14-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Lynn Heemstra led Our Community’s Children since its inception in 1998. The office supports local young people through programs and community collaborations that better prepare them for college, work, and life.

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The Salvation Army of Kent County Partners with iHeartMedia to Help Achieve Campaign Goal

Submitted 01-11-2021 under NONPROFITS

Help is still needed, as The Salvation Army in Kent County is nearing it's fund-raising goal, but is still 10% short of its goal of $1.3 million. This week, listen to iHeart radio stations in Grand Rapids and help The Salvation Army reach their goal.

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