Civic Studio presents exhibition: Envisioning Art in Public

Submitted 03-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

Civic Studio will present Envisioning Art in Public, an exhibition focused on art and its public function on March 18th, 2011 at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Projects in the exhibition aim to visually interpret a range of topics...

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New Book Brings Lambert Zuidervaart Back to Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-10-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

More than 20 years ago, Lambert Zuidervaart began developing an idea for a book. His idea had the working title, Cultural Politics and Artistic Truth. But even for the accomplished arts philosopher, professor and author, the subject was much more...

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Bridging the Gap: New Grand Rapids startup brings parents and teachers together to help students

Submitted 03-10-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

This article was written and edited by Annie Batts, Megan Carrington, Trevor Cooper, and Jessica Covert for EN 102-4433 at GRCC. Education provides an opportunity for everyone to reach their full potential. Unfortunately, some students who put the...

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LED Aisle Lights: WT Centennial Sustainability Campaign

Submitted 03-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

Irwin Seating Company today (March 8, 2011) completed its installation of a key component of Wealthy Theatre's Centennial Sustainability Campaign - they replaced all our old, incadescent aisle lights with cutting edge L.E.D. lamps! These lamps will...

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Refugees connect and contribute to the community through Rhododendron Crafts

Submitted 03-04-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Jessica Ennis met Bhutanese-Nepali refugees Dik Bir and Dil Maya Powdyel about a year ago through the New Neighbor Program at Bethany Christian Services, where she volunteers as an AmeriCorps Vista member. The first time she visited the Powdyels’...

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SBV of the Week: Sign Language Interpreter for Kent County Tax Credit Coalition

Submitted 03-03-2011 under NONPROFITS

Each week the Volunteer Center highlights a compelling skills-based volunteer (SBV) opportunity found on our Volunteer Solutions website. This week's SBV opportunity comes from The Kent County Tax Credit Coalition .   A volunteer proficient in...

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Bartertown Almost Ready for Business

Submitted 02-28-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Have you seen Michael Moore's film, Capitalism: A Love Story? If you have, then you may already know the idea of a worker cooperative. Simply put, it's each employee owning a stake in the business.    Numbers from the US Federation of...

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[EASTOWN] Pet Project

Submitted 02-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Access writer, Heather Young Salter When she's not training for a triathalon, chasing after her toddler or rocking her weeks-old baby boy, Dr. Lynn Happel is realizing her dream of establishing her own veterinary practice, the Eastown Veterinary...

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[EASTOWN] Eastowners Meet, Greet and Eat

Submitted 02-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Access writer, Lee Hardy Eastown neighbors gathered on a cold winter night at Wolfgang’s for an evening of information, festivities, Yesterdog hot dogs and, yes, a little business of the Eastown Community Association. The annual membership meeting...

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Pets fall victim during tough economic times

Submitted 02-24-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

It's an all too common story. A family, financially stretched, looks at a stack of late notices and eviction warnings. Needing to cut costs, the pet often is the first to go.  Meet our unnamed kitty above. This kitty was trapped in a (...

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