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What's at the Market: Saturday, August 28, 2021

Submitted 08-27-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Market is HOT HOT HOT! And we’re not just talking about the temperature. Head down this weekend and cool off with a variety of refreshing summer snacks!

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 26

Submitted 08-26-2021 under NEWS

The Rapid begins bus service changes on Aug. 30; Ken-O-Sha Park reopens with improvements; and Festival of the Arts cancels Sept. event over pandemic concerns.

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Inspired by Faith, Advocating for Change: Climate Activists Speak Up

Submitted 08-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

These young activists met with Senator Gary Peter's office to speak up about climate change. Through the experience, they were inspired to continue to work for environmental justice.

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Faith, Transparency, Compassion and Gratitude: A Profile of Starla McDermott

Submitted 08-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

Starla McDermott is the Development Director for the Grand Rapids-based non-profit organization Guiding Light. The journey to where she is today has not been easy nor direct. Having persevered she has been humbled and is determined to help others overcome their struggles.

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Guiding Light Helps Tim Build a Sober Life After Losing it All

Submitted 08-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

Tim has been struggling with alcoholism for decades. Despite managing to stay sober for 8 years, through which he achieved the dream of "the house and the picket fence" he found himself drinking again after the economy crashed.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Cancel Culture

Submitted 08-23-2021 under OPINION

The anger and demands that accompany today's Cancel Culture often leave people feeling like the only way to survive is to go along with everyone else who says that the Emperor's clothes are beautiful and ignore the fact that the Emperor is in fact naked. What do you all think?

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What's at the Market: Saturday, August 21, 2021

Submitted 08-20-2021 under NONPROFITS

Summer isn’t over just yet! Come down to Market and savor the flavors of summertime in Michigan.

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 19

Submitted 08-19-2021 under NEWS

Kent District Library launching streaming platform for local musicians; Grand Rapids Public Schools requiring face coverings for all students, staff.

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Community Land Trusts: An Avenue to Wealth Building, More Equitable Housing

Submitted 08-18-2021 under NONPROFITS

Dwelling Place’s regional Community Land Trust initiative aims to bring affordable homeownership opportunities to low- and moderate-income individuals and families

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