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At Westminster, Scott finds food, community and purpose

Molly Kooi
Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:09pm

LOCAL LIFE: For many, the Downtown Food Pantry at Westminster Presbyterian Church is a valuable resource. Here is the story of one of many they have helped.

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South Division: Past and present through the lens of art

Avenue for the Arts
Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:00am

NONPROFITS: Tom Duimstra and Reb Roberts share their thoughts on the importance of public art and the artistic community in Grand Rapids.

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Stay sharp with summer book clubs

Mariah Cowsert
Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:22am

LOCAL LIFE: In an age of constant media and phone usage, it’s nice to get back to basics and flex your reading muscle.

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North Kent Connect helps provide access to basic needs, prom...

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 5:08pm

NONPROFITS: This week's episode of NPO Showcase features North Kent Connect who helps those living in northern Kent County access basic living necessities and promotes economic independence through education and work opportunities

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#GRTalksBack on policing: meetings use small-group format

Amy Carpenter - 06/13

Using a small-group format, the City of Grand Rapids hosted its first Community Listening meeting on policing in the Third Ward.

Grand Rapids Symphony violinist honored with national award for Music for Health initiative

Grand Rapids Symphony - 06/06

League of American Orchestras honors Diane McElfish Helle with 2017 Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service