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Community Updates: Friday, August 25

Submitted 08-25-2023 under NEWS

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants Kent County, City of Grand Rapids funding for lead programs; $585.5 million Fiscal Year 2024 budget unanimously approved by the Kent County Board of Commissioners; and more


Ethics and Religion Talk: Are We Really Free to Make Choices or is God in Total Control?

Submitted 08-21-2023 under OPINION

Are we creatures of choice or are controlled by a God who chooses who will go to heaven and who will go to hell?


Take charge of your health this fall with no-cost in-person High Blood Pressure Control workshop in Jenison; additional workshops over Zoom

Submitted 08-20-2023 under NONPROFITS

No-cost PATH workshop for high blood pressure available at Georgetown Senior Center in Jenison. Additional workshops for kidney disease, diabetes and chronic pain available over Zoom.


Community Updates: Friday, August 18

Submitted 08-18-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum to host Grand River Adventure event in September; Kent County Treasurer's Office sends out information about property tax foreclosure and tax delinquency; City of Grand Rapids asks for resident volunteers to join CERT team, training sessions full in one day; and more


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God Really in Control?

Submitted 08-14-2023 under OPINION

If God is truly in control, why are there so many ungodly things happening?


Starting Over

Submitted 08-11-2023 under OPINION

A number of losses alters priorities, creating a need for a life change and the beginning of a new chapter


Local Artist Highlight: An Introduction to Cocoon Art Space at 327 Division Avenue South

Submitted 08-11-2023 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts visits with the owners of Cocoon Art Space on the inspiration and creation of an innovative new gallery space in the Heartside District on Division Avenue South. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.


Community Updates: Friday, August 11

Submitted 08-11-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Commission holds first meeting of August at City Hall; Grand Rapids Art Museum to host Family Day event on August 19; and more


Ethics and Religion Talk: Do Evil Souls Suffer Eternally or Do They Simply Cease to Exist?

Submitted 08-07-2023 under OPINION

All my life I've heard of the standard Heaven/Hell paradigm as far as afterlife doctrines go. But as of late I keep hearing of theologies that indicate a soul, if not going to heaven, will simply cease to exist. Please comment if your religion has such an understanding.


Community Updates: Friday, August 4

Submitted 08-04-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum announces diversity panel, overnight Perseid meteor shower events; community invited to attend three-part outdoor performance by the Grand Rapids Ballet at Millennium Park; and more