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What's at the Market: Saturday, July 3, 2021

Submitted 07-02-2021 under NONPROFITS

Come one, come all! It’s the Fourth of July weekend and we’ve got a bounty of fresh produce and farm products to fuel you, your friends, and family, through your holiday plans. Head down tomorrow and you will find strawberries, cherries, and (finally) BLUEBERRIES!

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People rely on me here: Guiding Light Recovery gives Gabe hope for the future

Submitted 07-01-2021 under NONPROFITS

When he found himself in downward spiral of addiction, Gabe cried out to God, and Guiding Light shone to him like a beacon. After going through Guiding Light's Recovery program, the 28-year-old has newfound hope for his future, and the opportunity to find his independence.

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From darkness to light: Kyle Hinton encourages men to "do the footwork"

Submitted 06-30-2021 under NONPROFITS

Kyle Hinton has walked in the shoes of the men who seek recovery and reconnection through the programs offered by Guiding Light – and he knows the importance of shining a light.

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What's at the Market: Saturday, June 26, 2021

Submitted 06-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

All this rain has done the Market well. Come out on Saturday and find cherries, raspberries, strawberries, and more! Don’t wait, these seasonal fruits are only here for a short time!

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Community updates: Thursday, June 24

Submitted 06-24-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community Foundation joins national initiative to address Michigan’s criminal justice system inequities; The Rapid offering free rides for Wave cardholders through June 30.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Does Religion Say About Respecting the American Flag?

Submitted 06-23-2021 under OPINION

“Many American flags are being flown on people's homes yet there are rules about respectfully flying our nation's flag. Is it okay to fly the flag and ignore the rules? For example, a flag needs to be lit at night or it must come down. What about wearing the flag as clothing?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: More Senior Intimacy Questions

Submitted 06-21-2021 under OPINION

Joe K.'s question: “I am 81 and dating a female who is 80. We have been dating for over two years. A year ago, we stopped having sex. We love each other dearly and want to be able to satisfy our sexual desire. If we have sex without intercourse, are we still in sin?”

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What's at the Market: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Submitted 06-18-2021 under NONPROFITS

Asparagus, strawberries, and greens, oh my! The Market is filled with a variety of gorgeous summertime colors, bites, and fresh picked-scents! Head down this weekend and fill your plates this week with local goods.

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Refugees are a blessing, not a burden

Submitted 06-18-2021 under OPINION

Refugees bring blessings to Grand Rapids

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Grand Rapids Community Media Center announces new, returning board members

Submitted 06-16-2021 under NEWS

New and returning members bring connections and creativity to Community Media Center's board of directors.

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