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In Season Report: October 3, 2020

Submitted 10-02-2020 under NONPROFITS

Happy October! Fall has been filling our stalls with gorgeous gourds, pumpkins and apples. Come out to the market tomorrow to check out this seasons’ bounty!


Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 1

Submitted 10-01-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports continued rise in county’s COVID-19 growth; City of Grand Rapids launches e-scooter sharing program; and Grand Rapids creatives hosting downtown Podcasts in the Park event on Saturday, exploring race in the city.


Builders Exchange of Michigan Donates More Than $24,000 to Guiding Light's Back to Work Program

Submitted 10-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

Builders Exchange of Michigan raised $24,943 at its 64th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Guiding Light’s Back to Work program.


Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 29

Submitted 09-29-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department unveils finalized strategic plan to improve policing; Grand Rapids Public Library providing internet to families without access; and Local First launches new website with enhanced directory of locally-owned businesses.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Converting Hate Against LGBTQ into Love

Submitted 09-29-2020 under OPINION

So, my question is: In this era of increasing fear and hatred, in addition to prayer and moral support, what role can I play in converting hate into love? What actions are suggested?”


Iconic Grand Rapids Kettle Corn Popping into Stores throughout the Midwest

Submitted 09-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

Downtown Market merchant Dorothy & Tony’s Gourmet Popcorn lands deal that brings family’s kettle corn to specialty stores across the midwest


Passing the Mic: West Grand Neighborhood Organization answers, "Beyond 2040, where do we see neighborhood associations?"

Submitted 09-28-2020 under VOICES

Annette Vandenberg from West Grand Neighborhood Organization responds to East Hills Council of Neighbors' Maggi Rivera.


Gov. Whitmer reopens indoor theaters, concert venues, more across Michigan on Oct. 9

Submitted 09-25-2020 under NEWS

The businesses may reopen with an indoor limit of 20 people per 1,000 square feet or 20 percent of fixed seating capacity.


Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 24

Submitted 09-24-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library reopening in Oct. with limited services; Kent County Sheriff’s Office gets $2.2 million in funding for new body, in-car cameras; and fifth annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative bringing 500 new trees to Garfield Park neighborhood.