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Michigan mushroom grower donates exotic fungi to food bank

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. of Scottville sells its exotic mushrooms to high-end restaurants. Now they're donating to people in need.

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GVSU's Kutsche Office of Local History delves into the history of student activism

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NEWS

Grand Valley State University students have the opportunity to look into past examples of student activism by visiting "Voices of GVSU: Activism through the Decades."

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Creating happiness: ACT apprentice Alison Ching

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Take a closer look at art apprentice Alison Ching – her inspiration, her creation, and her goals.

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Former National Security Council Director to discuss nuclear threats

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Nuclear security is a topic no one wants to discuss. And we don't want to worry about it, though worst-case scenarios are terrifying.

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Marcelo Lehninger's 2017-18 season with Grand Rapids Symphony includes tour to New York City's Carnegie Hall with pianist Nelson Freire

Submitted 02-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Violinist Sarah Chang, two Harry Potter movies, Ravel's Bolero, movie music of John Williams and much more are part of Grand Rapids Symphony's 2017-18 concert season

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Taste of Soul Sunday to celebrate African American history, culture

Submitted 02-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Taste of Soul Sunday will be held this Sunday, February 19 at the Grand Rapids Public Library’s downtown Main Branch.

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Meijer Gardens' butterfly exhibition highlights patterns found in nature

Submitted 02-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Escape into a living kaleidoscope as thousands of butterflies fly freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory March 1 through April 30.

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Interview with Jeff Smith, founder of "The Grand Rapids People's History Project"

Submitted 02-13-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Jeff Smith discusses the inspiration behind the project, memorable reactions and future plans

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Carrying local music's 'do-it together' torch: A look at the Upper Room

Submitted 02-10-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In recent years, a number of smaller, accessible concert venues have shut down or moved away from downtown. The Upper Room hopes to keep Grand Rapids' Do-it-Together music scene going during the downswing.

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Local playwright talks Lake Effect Fringe Festival and more

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Dog Story Theater presents the 5th annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival. A collaboration of artists alike, joining in the intimate space of Dog Story’s black box theater. Stephen Douglas Wright sat down with The Rapidian to talk about his experience with the Lake Effect Fringe Festival.

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