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The Time is Ripe for a Food Policy Council in Kent County

Submitted 02-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

Every one of us is part of a food system, a truth the pandemic put in plain sight. How can we be a part of shaping that food system to benefit all? The new Kent County Food Policy Council will address that very question.

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Organic Lawn Care Continues to Grow in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

Growing Green and Midwest Grows Green equips local lawn care companies to meet rising demand for organic services.

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Outgoing Board Member Will Always Have a Heart for Heartside

Submitted 02-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

John Dice is ending his second three-year term on the Guiding Light Board of Directors. The outgoing board member has given his time and talents to the help those in need in the Heartside neighborhood for decades.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What is Wisdom Literature?

Submitted 02-16-2021 under OPINION

Ted N. asks, “Are there similarities (and differences) in the wisdom literature of the world’s major religions? Can you please explain?”

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In Season Report: February 13, 2021

Submitted 02-12-2021 under NONPROFITS

It’s going to be another beautiful snowy weekend in Grand Rapids so throw on your snow pants and head down to the Market! Shop from over 25 vendors offering the best local fare and handmade goods in town.

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 12

Submitted 02-12-2021 under NEWS

Mayor Bliss to deliver virtual State of the City address on Feb. 16; three Grand Rapids parks lit with luminary pathways for Valentine’s Day weekend; The Rapid continues paper ticket phase-out with end of 10-ride paper tickets; and more.

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Grand Rapids' Homeless Outreach Team to expand, launch public data dashboard

Submitted 02-11-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

With the addition of another police-firefighter pair, the HOT aims to engage more people experiencing homelessness within the city. Its eventual launch of a data dashboard will track its outcomes.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What is Our Role in God's Plan?

Submitted 02-08-2021 under OPINION

Linda M. asks, “When people say ‘let God handle it’ or ‘it is all in God's plan,’ does anyone remember God (or whoever) made us thinking, reasoning, humans, and we have an obligation to use our brains and common sense, not just lay bad stuff or good stuff on God's whim?”

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St. Cecilia Music Center will present Jazz Bassists Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer in an exclusive live virtual concert on February 25, 2021 at 7 pm

Submitted 02-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center is proud to present Jazz Bassists Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer in an exclusive live virtual concert on February 25, 2021 at 7pm EST. Both artists will offer up solo performances and then join together for a post-show artist conversation where they will answer questions.

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As Pandemic Enters Second Year, Guiding Light Sees Increased Demand for Addiction Recovery Program

Submitted 02-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

Since the beginning of the year, Guiding Light has had an uptick in the number of inquiries and enrollments for its Recovery program. Director Brian Elve provides insights into the problem -- and how Guiding Light has developed an effective approach to help men recover and re-engage.

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