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Flygirls Find Peace, Friendship on the Water

Submitted 03-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Whether you’ve never fished in your life or you’re an expert with a rod and reel, Flygirls is ready to lend a hand.


Catalyst Radio: Community Read explores identity, diversity in America

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Jennifer Jameslyn from the GVSU Community Reading Project, which this year is focusing on the book The True American by Anand Giridharadas.


Inspiration everywhere: ACT apprentice Reed Lewis

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

Take a closer look at art apprentice Reed Lewis – his inspiration, his creation, and his goals.


Trade expert addresses rhetoric vs. reality of global trade, U.S. jobs.

Submitted 03-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, March 20, at Aquinas College, Jeremy Haft discusses “Is it all Politics? Trade and U.S. Jobs". Haft is an adjunct professor at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and McDonough School of Business. He is the author of "All the Tea in China", a primer on how to do business in China.


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.