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In Season Report: August 1, 2020

Submitted 07-31-2020 under NONPROFITS

Hello August! Come celebrate the beginning of the month with us by shopping for local fruits, veggies and food products. Don’t miss out on this season’s harvest before it’s too late!

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 29

Submitted 07-29-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer limits indoor gatherings to 10 people, closes indoor bar service across Michigan; Grand Rapids nears August 4 primary elections; and The Rapid implementing fare payment changes on August 1.

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Community updates: Monday, July 27

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools starting school year online-only for first nine weeks; Grand Rapids Community College extends fall tuition due date, reduces parking fees to help students during pandemic; and more.

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Grand Rapids independent venues join day of action to support federal aid for endangered venues

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NEWS

The Save Our Stages Act and RESTART Act aim to provide support, relief, and protections for independent venues that have lost nearly 100% of their revenue since the pandemic began in March.

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Food Pantry and Employment Agency Continue Partnership with Drive-Up Job Fair

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NONPROFITS

Family Network will host Express Employment Professionals drive-up job fair twice in August to serve people looking to get back to work.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What did Clergy do during the Pandemic?

Submitted 07-27-2020 under OPINION

This week’s question: “How did your role as minister/pastor/rabbi/faith leader/Imam changed during the COVID-19 pandemic? Do you think any of the changes in your Church/Temple/Synagogue/Mosque will be permanent, or do you hope to return to a pre-pandemic normal?”

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Builders Exchange of Michigan's 64th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Guiding Light's Back to Work Program

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NONPROFITS

Builders Exchange of Michigan will host its 64th Bart Austhof Memorial Golf Outing to benefit Guiding Light’s Back to Work program on Monday, Aug. 31. The annual event features a new location with two 18-hole courses.

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Community updates: Friday, July 24

Submitted 07-24-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids hospitals, agencies open free clinic to serve people experiencing homelessness; City of Grand Rapids sets timeline for considering budget changes that improve public safety; and Grand Rapids Ballet postpones 2020-21 season, will launch virtual performances.

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In Season Report: July 25, 2020

Submitted 07-24-2020 under NONPROFITS

Experience the joy of an early Saturday morning at the market! Get out tomorrow to enjoy the gorgeous weather and take home some delicious local food.

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John Lewis joined other religious leaders in the call for justice

Submitted 07-24-2020 under NONPROFITS

The death of civil rights leader John Lewis reminds us of the events of 1965 in Selma and the religious leaders who were involved. Jon Meacham shares his reflections.

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