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City Connection - Communication Strategies with Doug Matthews and Amy Snow-Buckner

Submitted 05-06-2019 under NEWS

This month, Mayor Bliss is joined by two special guests: Doug Matthews, Grand Rapids Assistant City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and Amy Snow-Buckner, the city's Managing Director of Communications

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Can Human Beings Be Predestined to Hell?

Submitted 05-06-2019 under OPINION

Sue L. asks, “How can anyone be condemned to Hell or ‘saved’ if God has preordained what that individual will do with their life? Are some people destined to spend eternity in Hell before they are even born?”

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Afoot: Hymns and Donuts

Submitted 05-04-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Readers offer scenes from the streets

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Letter carriers to host mailbox food drive May 11

Submitted 05-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan invites Grand Rapids residents to help neighbors in need by placing nonperishable food items in their mailboxes Saturday, May 11. All items will be collected by postal workers and distributed through Feeding America West Michigan's network of partner agencies.

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In Season: May 4, 2019 (Opening Day of the Main Season)

Submitted 05-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

Happy May!! And you know what May means..Opening Day of our Main Season!! Come celebrate our 97th season with us TOMORROW by getting outside (weather is supposed to be in the mid-upper 60s!), shopping for local food, and getting to know your Michigan farmers + food producers!

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market generated $31 Million in new economic activity for Kent County in 2017

Submitted 05-02-2019 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has become a destination for hundreds of thousands of people since its opening, and a new study, released by Grand Valley State University, estimates the overall economic impact caused by the Market to be more than $31 million in Kent County.

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JA of the Michigan Great Lakes Hosts Inaugural Pitch Competition for High School Students to Compete for Over $3,000 in Scholarship Awards to Grand Rapids Community College

Submitted 05-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

Students participated in a "Shark Tank style" business competition with community leaders acting as judges

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Grand Rapids Symphony celebrates women with music composed by women, featuring a female trombone soloist

Submitted 04-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

Former GRS principal trombonist Ava Ordman is featured in program of music by pioneering women in classical music on May 3

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Despite pressure from City of Grand Rapids, Cosecha pushes forward with a safe, non-violent, and family-friendly May 1st march for Driver's Licenses for All

Submitted 04-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

GRPD turned over a U.S. citizen to ICE. Now they say immigrants can't peacefully protest in the streets without their approval. Whether we march on the streets or on the sidewalks, we must march to make our voices heard.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Why is Scripture so Old?

Submitted 04-29-2019 under OPINION

Ruby D. asks, “Why is it that all the world's scriptures stopped being written centuries ago? Did God run out of things to say? What about issues that weren't around back then? And who made the decision that the entire book(s) had been written, that is to say, are complete and finished?”

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