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More than 500 Kids in Need of School Supplies

Submitted 07-09-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

School Supply and Backpack Drive to Take Place August 11-15


Pet ownership limit law proposes wrong answer

Submitted 07-03-2014 under OPINION

Grand Rapids would be better served to pass a comprehensive set of animal care and control regulations that would give animal control officers and law enforcement the tools necessary to appropriately prosecute those that fail to provide proper care for the animals in their possession.


Should we keep our trees?

Submitted 07-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Lee Mueller, Urban Forest Project Coordinator, highlights how Grand Rapids can protect our trees and reach our tree canopy goals.


Something for everyone at Dominican Center in July

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

There is a wide range of evening programs being offered in early July at Dominican Center - something for everyone.


Planned Parenthood to offer free HIV testing Week June 23-27

Submitted 06-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

Free HIV testing Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27, 2014, at any Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan health center by appointment. Eight locations including Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Muskegon, Ionia. Call 800-230-PLAN (7526) for the Planned Parenthood nearest you.


Catalyst Radio: End Bullying, Save Lives convening conversations about local issue

Submitted 06-13-2014 under NEWS

The next community conversation addressing bullying will be held tomorrow, Sat., Jun. 14, at Steepletown, at 9 a.m.


Food Bank luncheon provides 192,000 meals for local families

Submitted 06-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Judge Sara Smolenski delivered the keynote at Feeding America West Michigan's June 10 event.


Southeast Area Farmers Market kicks off season June 20

Submitted 06-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Southeast Area Farmers Market kicks off its 2014 season June 20. Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m. at Garfield Park, Burton St. & Madison Ave. SE. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at GR Ford Academic Center, Madison SE south of Franklin.


American Red Cross volunteers & donors honored in "Sweet Celebration"

Submitted 06-04-2014 under NEWS

Ice Cream Social & Annual Meeting celebrates the critical work of local Red Cross volunteers & blood donors


Plaster Creek Stewards Summer Green Team to train youth in watershed restoration

Submitted 06-03-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Urban high school students will be working along the watershed for eight weeks this summer, doing restoration and research to better understand how to address water quality issues in our area.