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The Golden Kettle Competition Heats Up.

Submitted 12-06-2021 under NONPROFITS

The competition for the "Golden Kettle Award" between service clubs is heating up as this coming weekend looks to bring out more volunteer groups.

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss joined by Fire Chief John Lehman to discuss fire safety over holiday season

Submitted 12-06-2021 under NONPROFITS

This month, Mayor Rosalyn Bliss is joined by Grand Rapids Fire Department Chief John Lehman for an in-studio discussion about fire safety during the holiday season as well as general issues realated to GRFD

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Alcohol is Only the Symptom: Mike Finds Spirituality, Acceptance Through Guiding Light Recovery

Submitted 12-06-2021 under NONPROFITS

“After detox, I was referred to Guiding Light. I needed a place with discipline and structure, which I had really missed after being out of the military for 20 years. So, I left everything behind to come to Grand Rapids and start over.”

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What's at the Market: Saturday, December 4, 2021

Submitted 12-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

Find everything you need for hosting, toasting, and roasting this holiday season at the Market!

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Food is a Great Equalizer: An Interview with AJ Fossel from the Community Food Club

Submitted 12-02-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews AJ Fossel, Director of the Community Food Club, about a food system that centers the dignity of consumers

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St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids brings The Watkins Family Hour with Special Guest Artist Courtney Hartman to the Royce Auditorium Stage on December 16, 2021

Submitted 11-29-2021 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center brings Watkins Family Hour for their debut appearance in Royce Auditorium on December 16, 2021. Opening Artist Courtney Hartman will lead off the evening starting at 7 p.m.

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Red Kettle Updates - and the Golden Kettle Competition

Submitted 11-29-2021 under NONPROFITS

Volunteers are stepping up in support of The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. And after two weeks of bell ringing, some service clubs have begun their quest for the Golden Kettle.

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Donations to The Salvation Army on Giving Tuesday Will Be Matched Up To $50,000

Submitted 11-29-2021 under NONPROFITS

Thanks to the generosity of a local anonymous supporter, all donations to The Salvation Army of Kent County received tomorrow on Giving Tuesday will be matched up to $50,000.

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St. Cecilia Music Center brings GRAMMY Nominated duo The Milk Carton Kids to Grand Rapids in concert this Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

Submitted 11-26-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Milk Carton Kids, will bring their special brand of folk to St. Cecilia Music Center this Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. This Thursday's concert kicks off their widespread tour through 21 U.S. cities and 5 performances in Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and England.

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The Salvation Army of Kent County to Sponsor Sixth Annual Red Kettle Game With Griffins

Submitted 11-24-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army of Kent County will be the presenting sponsor of the sixth annual Red Kettle Game with the Grand Rapids Griffins minor league hockey team on Friday, Dec. 3.

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