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Community updates: Wednesday, July 22

Submitted 07-22-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports slight decline in Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth; City of Grand Rapids details more police reform efforts; and Girls Rock! Grand Rapids goes virtual for August summer camp.

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Community updates: Monday, July 20

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders propose expanded mental health partnerships with police; Grand Rapids Public Schools gives update on return to school plans; and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks launches Green Team summer youth employment program.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What are the Benefits of Religion?

Submitted 07-20-2020 under OPINION

Taylor asks, “What are the benefits of someone choosing to practice a religion?”

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Virtual Heartside Walking Tours make Local History Fun and Accessible

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NONPROFITS

The collaborative online series has taken tours to a whole new level by exploring Heartside history in the era of social distancing

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WWII Vets Sought for Greatest Generation Remembrance

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

The 75th anniversary of the end of WWII will be commemorated with events at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum September 1-2

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West Michigan native gives COVID-19 advice and insights

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NONPROFITS

Holland-born Ambasador (ret.) Bill Garvelink gives counsel on COVID-19 based on global experiences

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Community updates: Friday, July 17

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer clarifies Michigan face covering requirement; Kent County, United Way launch fund for local nonprofits providing COVID-related relief services; and Avenue for the Arts to host mobile art event in downtown Grand Rapids in October.

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In Season Report: July 17, 2020

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NONPROFITS

It’s going to be another HOT weekend and were not just talking about the weather! Come out tomorrow to soak up some vitamin D + shop for all your local food needs.

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An approach to Israel-Palestine understanding

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NONPROFITS

Memories of Seymour Padnos leads to an Israeli writer, Yossi Halevi whose book, “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor” seeks to bring people together by listening and seeking to understand their differing and even conflicting stories.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Announces August 1 Reopening

Submitted 07-16-2020 under NONPROFITS

Phased reopening includes new visitor guidelines such as online ticketing, required face coverings, and social distancing.

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