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Building community around a tabletop

Brianna Steiner
Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:24am

LOCAL LIFE: In the past few years, the tabletop gaming industry has skyrocketed, and Grand Rapids has been a great hub for its community.

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Deeper hues of inclusion: How ACT's apprentice program empowers professional artists with...

Artists Creating Together
Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:14am

NONPROFITS: This fall, ACT launched its apprenticeship program, an 8-month cohort that provides intensive art education for people with disabilities, preparing them for a career in the arts.

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Shop local this holiday season

The Rapid
Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:45pm

LOCAL LIFE: This holiday season there’s no better way to support your community than by shopping local for all of your holiday needs.

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West Michigan hunters help feed the hungry, give hope

Michigan Wildlife Council
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:36pm

NONPROFITS: Annually, Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger facilitates the donation of what is equivalent to 125,000 high-protein meals. Meals that, with the help of community food banks and the Food Bank Council of Michigan, go directly to feed the hungry throughout Michigan.


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Community Conversations

Reflection on Interfaith Thanksgiving: 'Unite and bind together the hearts'

Kiran Sood Patel - 11/22

The 17th annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration was an opportunity for community members to come together to give thanks and promote peace.

Response to Mayor Bliss: Real kindness requires justice

Amy Carpenter-Leugs - 11/15

Respecting and supporting each other are indeed a necessity -- as is recognizing the context and systems of discrimination that we benefit from and perpetuate. We can go further.