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Public Museum's newest exhibit invites visitors to explore Earth's wildest places

Submitted 05-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Open May 21-September 4, 2016 and free with general admission, the exhibit follows National Geographic explorers, bringing their adventures to life.

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Contemporary Conversation: UICA discusses independent vs indie film

Submitted 05-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art's Film Coordinator, Nick Hartman talks about the difference between independent cinema and indie films, inviting community to join the conversation.

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Local First hosts 13th annual Street Party, summer celebration

Submitted 05-24-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The event will feature a variety of music including headliner Joshua Davis, interactive entertainment and food for guest of all ages on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

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First woman to be local cartoonist from Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Gertrude Van Houten was a local celebrity during the 1920s & 1930s, and she was almost lost to history.

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Local Black Hair group hosts second annual hair show "Spring is in The Hair"

Submitted 05-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

African American Hair has a long cultural history and as the surge of natural hair had begun to resurface all across the globe, Grand Rapids creatives decided to align and form Natural Hair GR. NHGR is more than a cultural movement about hair but rather empowering all to embrace their authentic self

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GR Public Museum School wins City Environmental Services Department's 'Be a Basin Buddy' Student Video Contest

Submitted 05-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

More than 3,500 students celebrated their involvement in hands-on environmental learning projects this year at the seventh annual Groundswell Student Showcase

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Highlighting city’s mental wellness resources, GoSite hosts free Q&A event

Submitted 05-19-2016 under NEWS

The Well Being, The Collaborative Wellness Center, and GR Center for Healing Yoga join forces at the GoSite on Thursday, May 26 to discuss services and participate in wider dialogue about Grand Rapids’ wellness offerings.

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New local company looks to bring honest conversation to public relations

Submitted 05-18-2016 under NEWS

Holly Bechiri, former Managing Editor of The Rapidian and Marjorie Steele, an independent consultant and copywriter, combine their backgrounds in writing, fine arts and marketing to form new public relations company, Honest PR + Creative.

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Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace expands outdoor market to provide platform for artists, entrepreneurs

Submitted 05-17-2016 under NEWS

More than 50 vendors will be present for the first event, taking place Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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A history of dental health in Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-17-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids has had a long (and sometimes painful) history of dental care, but progress and better treatment for its citizens has been steady.

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