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Community Updates: Friday, June 10

Submitted 06-10-2022 under NEWS

Christopher Schurr is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Patrick Lyoya; Grand Rapids takes steps towards eco-friendliness; and more


Learn about Pollinator Friendly Landscapes

Submitted 06-08-2022 under NONPROFITS

Learn which trees help the bees


Ebony Road Players Perform SHEEPDOG by Kevin Artigue at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

Submitted 06-08-2022 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids’ only Black theatre company is collaborating with the Grand Rapids Art Museum to offer a thought-provoking production, examining the complexity of being police officers in an interracial relationship.


City Connection: Second Ward Commissioner Joe Jones and City Manager Mark Washington discuss city budget

Submitted 06-06-2022 under NEWS

The pair will discuss the recent public hearings held by the city around the annual budget plan


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Your Messiah the Same as My Messiah?

Submitted 06-06-2022 under OPINION

Thomas W. writes: “I have read about many belief systems and all of them believe in the appearance of some kind of a messiah. Will the messiah represent one particular faith tradition? Could the Messiah that the Jews are waiting on appear from another faith instead?”


Celebrating Pride: Grand Rapids Gears Up for the 2022 GR Pride Festival

Submitted 06-03-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

As we enter Pride Month, Grand Rapids prepares for the annual GR Pride Festival and other events throughout the city


Community Updates: Friday, June 3

Submitted 06-03-2022 under NEWS

GRPD says goodbye to one of its K-9 officers and welcomes another; DGRI announces its lineup for the 2022 "Relax at Rosa" season; and more


I'm in the Right Place: Scott's Chance at a Sober Father's Day

Submitted 06-02-2022 under NONPROFITS

Scott woke up one morning on a couch, sick with one of his worst hangovers ever and realized he’d had enough. He’d ridden past Guiding Light every day on the bus and never gave the nonprofit a second thought – until it popped into his head to make the call.


Ethics and Religion Talk: What If There Were No Second Amendment

Submitted 05-31-2022 under OPINION

If there were no second amendment and your religious tradition was in charge of the country, what laws, if any, would you pass restricting gun ownership?


CTC Celebrates its 17th Annual Read to Me Tea

Submitted 05-31-2022 under NONPROFITS