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Local painter to host art sale in support of hunger relief

Submitted 03-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Chris Stoffel Overvoorde will donate proceeds from his three-day art sale to Feeding America West Michigan.


Future Grand Rapids leaders partner with local gallery to make mural for City Hall

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit hosted its first Kids Summit on March 4, 2017. The Kids Summit attendees, in partnership with Richard App Gallery, created of mural of Grand Rapids to be displayed downtown at City Hall.


Grand Rapids Pops St. Patrick's Day celebration welcomes Irish singer Cathie Ryan from Detroit

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Former lead singer for all-women Celtic ensemble Cherish the Ladies has deep roots in the Emerald Isle, but she grew up in the Motor City.


Local poet organizes women's self-defense class, poetry reading

Submitted 03-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Chalene Jones, a local poet and physical therapist, has put together an event designed to educate, empower, and connect women, female-identified, and LGBTQ+ individuals in West Michigan.


New web show holds first live taping event

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NEWS

The new web show Mixed Reviews Grand Rapids will tape its next episode, about gentrification in Grand Rapids, in front of a live audience this Thursday at Long Road Distillers.


"Cook Library Scholars", un programa de apoyo para jóvenes, se transforma en una segunda familia

Submitted 03-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Más que una fuente de apoyo académico, el programa les da consuelo a los estudiantes y sus familias durante momentos difíciles y les anima a enfrentar los desafíos.


City announces new Neighborhood Match Fund

Submitted 03-09-2017 under NEWS

Residents of Grand Rapids can apply for the first season of funds in amounts from $200 to $2,500 now through March 30, 2017.


Grand Rapids' first annual Asian Festival debuts in summer 2017

Submitted 03-07-2017 under NEWS

To raise awareness about and share the food, entertainment, and traditions of Asian culture, a team of eight Grand Rapids community members has come together to plan and execute the City’s first Asian Festival.


Growing community through art: Heartside Gallery and Studio

Submitted 03-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Heartside Ministry opened its doors in 1983 as an outreach program to homeless in the community. In 2001, the Gallery and Studio opened to provide a place for neighborhood residents, or rather, Neighbors.


Grand Rapids Symphony's Marcelo Lehninger leads orchestra in picturesque adventure into the future

Submitted 03-06-2017 under OPINION

Marcelo Lehninger, with 'Pictures at an Exhibition,' Adagio for Strings, leads Grand Rapids Symphony in epic adventure with guest violinist Stefan Jackiw