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Dégagé Ministries aims to transform lives through care, community center

Dégagé Ministries
Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:33pm

NONPROFITS: Transforming lives is not just a catch phrase or a clever slogan; it is simply what we strive to do here at Dégagé.

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Big voice of Lalah Hathaway, big sound of Grand Rapids Symphony, sell out 'Symphony with Soul...

Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:55pm

OPINION: Five-time Grammy Award winner helps sell out 2,300-seat hall for Grand Rapids Symphony's 16th annual 'Symphony with Soul'

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Homes for All represents residents in gentrification crisis at GR City Commission Meeting

Amy Carpenter
Wed, 02/22/2017 - 2:38pm

NEWS: Homes For All, a collective of city residents affected by recent changes in Grand Rapids, spoke to the commissioners about the housing crisis and gentrification.

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Free seminar series jumpstarts food entrepreneurs with advic...

Downtown Market
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:52pm

NONPROFITS: In March, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will present its first-ever Recipes for Success series, a three-week program designed for food entrepreneurs. The free educational seminars are aimed at providing industry insight to budding and accelerating food entrepreneurs.

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WYCE honors late Dirk Koning at Jammies XVIII

Carol Shirey - 02/21

Dirk Koning’s vision for providing media access to everyone has empowered multitudes of people in West Michigan. The intriguing leader of Grand Rapids Community Media Center who passed away 12 years ago was recognized for his vision and integrity at a recent awards event.

My fellow Grand Rapidians, we can't afford to remain silent

Kelly Koning - 01/31

To my community, my reflections and thoughts post Washington, D.C. March