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City of Grands Rapids announced as finalist for $1 million art competition grant

Submitted 03-09-2015 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids, the SiTE:LAB arts organization and Kent County Habitat for Humanity have been announced as one of the final 12 in a Public Art Challenge offered by Bloomberg Philanthropies of New York.

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Community matters for women entreprenuers in Grand Rapids: BoxedGR's Missy McCall

Submitted 03-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

A local business woman's love for Grand Rapids inspired her new company. To keep her going, she finds encouragement meeting with a community of women entrepreneurs.

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Dégagé Ministries to host event to benefit local women battling homelessness

Submitted 03-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The event will offer massages, hors d'oeuvres and caricatures, and give attendees ideas for what they can do to help women in crisis in Grand Rapids.

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Story Matters: Alex Bullock recalls neighborhood support on West Side

Submitted 02-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Alex Bullock remembers the challenges he and others faced in his community and the ways in which neighbors cared for each other.

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Story Matters: Jackie Konyndyk describes changes in her West Side neighborhood

Submitted 02-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Jackie Konyndyk talks about the stores that have left her neighborhood and what she would like to see for the future of her community.

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Story Matters: Kelli Kortman explains how she fell in love with West Side

Submitted 02-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Kelli Kortman shares how her experiences on the West Side have broadened her understanding of the world.

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Story Matters: Laura Mora shares thoughts about her NW neighborhood

Submitted 02-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Laura Mora reflects on her neighborhood and why she has chosen stay there.

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Story Matters: Roy Thorn reflects on living on West Side

Submitted 02-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Roy Thorn talks about the past and present in his West Side neighborhood.

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Story Matters: Rubi Garcia describes life since coming to USA

Submitted 02-17-2015 under NONPROFITS

Rubi Garcia talks about her experiences since coming to the United States and gives suggestions for how her neighborhood could be improved.

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Poetry and Pints reading series proves written word not dead

Submitted 02-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Poetry and Pints is a monthly poetry reading series located at Harmony Brewing Company, featuring poetry about everything from Nancy Drew to divorce to professional wrestling.

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