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Nature, mindfulness pair up for a weekend getaway—especially for women

by Allison Bannister (Queenofgr)

Submitted 02-17-2017 under OPINION

Feeling overwhelmed, under pressure, and in dire need of a Calgon moment? Michelle Skedgell of Pierce Cedar Creek Institute and Carol Hendershot of Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness know just how you feel. And, they decided to do...

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Growing Up Blandford Campaign seeks to increase capacity for Blandford Nature Center

by GRTV (GRTV)

Submitted 01-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Corey Turner, Development Manager at Blandford Nature Center, discusses the Growing Up Blandford Campaign and how this community-supported effort will help Blandford welcome even more...

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How to grow a rain garden in Grand Rapids to protect local watersheds

by Calvin College (Calvin College)

Submitted 08-08-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Joel Betts, Green Infrastructure Associate with Plaster Creek Stewards Rain gardens have become an increasingly important tool in many urban areas for addressing the negative aspects of stormwater runoff. Over the last few years, Plaster...

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Parks are living rooms of our neighborhoods, hold communal memories

by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 05-03-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

At Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, it is easy to get caught up in the logistics of managing parks and green spaces. As a hyper-organized young professional, it is far easier to get lost in park and open space planning. I can easily spend a day...

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Holographic sculpture uses unlikely materials for new purposes

by Avery Johnson (averym92)

Submitted 10-06-2015 under NEWS

Robin Protz’s ArtPrize entry “Seasons,” on display at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, is a 3-D entry that depicts a tree in what Protz calls a “holographic sculpture.” If Protz’s name sounds familiar, this is...

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Using green spaces to change the narrative

by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

This article is written by Shannon Cohen, Interim Executive Director for Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FGRP). In this interim role, Shannon is serving as the bridge between the leadership of founding Executive Director Steve Faber and the upcoming...

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Catalyst Radio: Blandford Nature Center offers acres of natural ecosystem land within the city

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-06-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Blandford Nature Center is a natural land resource within the city of Grand Rapids of nearly 150 acres reflecting various ecosystems, featuring a nature...

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Blandford Nature Center debuts new family event

by Lindsay Fischer (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Blandford Nature Center will host its first Twilight Family Picnic with Wildlife Exploration on August 14. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. The program costs $3 for members and $6 for non-members. Families are invited to bring...

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Something for everyone at Dominican Center in July

by Dominican Center at Marywood (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

PARABLES ON FIRE: WHY JESUS TAUGHT ALMOST ENTIRELY USING PARABLES  086-100 Presenter: Joachim Lally, CSP, Paulist Priest, Artist, Musician Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, July 8; 7:00-9:00 p.m.Mark 4:34 states that Jesus in his public ministry only...

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Living green: Help save the monarchs

by Creston Neighborhood Association News Bureau (crestongr)

Submitted 12-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

By Caroline* How many butterflies- monarchs, for example- did you see this summer? Chances are you saw far fewer butterflies than in previous summers. Butterflies have been on the decline for several years now, but I began looking into why the...

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