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Working mother of three shares her running journey, inspires family

Submitted 05-12-2016 under VOICES

In anticipation of the Fifth Third River Run this Saturday, May 14, Iracema Garcia shares why she began running and now runs with her family and in races on a regular basis.

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Eastown's Picnic in the Park gathers community for food, fun

Submitted 05-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown Community Association will host a community-wide event at Sigsbee Park with food, entertainment and activities for the whole family on Saturday, May 14.

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Disability Advocates to hold coffee with township supervisors to discuss public transit

Submitted 05-10-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Panel discussion with township supervisors to discuss the importance of public transit from 9-10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 16th, 2016 at Orchard Hill Church.

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Rapids restoration plan - what's next?

Submitted 05-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

Here is what is on the horizon for the Grand River Restoration process

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Grand Rapids letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

Submitted 05-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

Stamp Out Hunger organizers hope to collect 70,000 pounds of food for West Michigan families in need.

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Garfield Park's community garden expands to include all neighbors

Submitted 05-03-2016 under NEWS

The Garfield Park Neighborhood Association is hosting a community garden with both traditionally rented plots and community plots where neighbors can participate in the harvest through working together.

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Parks are living rooms of our neighborhoods, hold communal memories

Submitted 05-03-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The memories we make and the people we meet when we frequent our city parks help our community understand the true value of a strong park system.

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Catalyst Radio: How Girls on the Run empowers and educates through running

Submitted 04-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Nika Kusmierz, program coordinator of Kent County Girls on the Run, about their upcoming 5K and how their curriculum centered on running empowers young girls to be "joyful, healthy, and confident."

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Traverse City students practice faith by packing potatoes in Comstock Park

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Why the fifth-grade class of Immaculate Conception Elementary drives 130 miles to the Grand Rapids area each year.

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Bike co-op launches 1000 Bikes Campaign to provide more rides to community

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks launches its 1000 Bikes Campaign this Sunday, April 24 at Brewery Vivant's Bikes for Beers event.

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