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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?”

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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