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Justice for our Neighbors West Michigan provides legal services to refugees and immigrants

Submitted 05-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Justice for our Neighbors West Michigan who provides legal council and support to immigrants and refugees in the area


From an organizer's perspective: Why the Asian Festival is important

Submitted 05-23-2017 under OPINION

Diversity is beautiful and powerful, and the Asian/Pacific community has so much diversity of which many are unaware. But nonetheless, we’re usually lumped into one giant spring roll of expectations, whether we fit them or not.


Jazz festival in Grand Rapids this summer has something for everyone

Submitted 05-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Saxophonist Richard Elliot will headline the free sixth annual GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation on August 19 and 20.


Passion brings first Asian Festival to Grand Rapids on June 10

Submitted 05-23-2017 under NEWS

As the Grand Rapids Asian Festival nears, food, performances, vendors, and activities are being finalized by the event organizers.


Letter from Marge Palmerlee on importance of gathering

Submitted 05-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

I recently read that Vivek Murthy, the former U.S. Surgeon General, said the greatest health crisis in our country is not cancer or heart disease or obesity. It is isolation!


LadyFest GR 2017 is about dialogue and action

Submitted 05-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

This Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Public Library Main Branch we will convene a series of pressing dialogues about the issues impacting the lives of women and girls locally and nationally.


St. Cecilia Music Center announces dynamic 2017-18 concert line-up

Submitted 05-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center's 2017 / 2018 Jazz, Chamber Music and Acoustic Folk Performers will include Judy Collins, Leo Kottke, Christian McBride, Brad Mehldau, Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, and the Renowned Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center


Disability Advocates' Adaptive Home Solutions helps resolve barriers to independent living

Submitted 05-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Disability Advocates of Kent County who works alongside people with disabilities seeking to lead self-directed lives.


Grand Rapids Public Museum opens new exhibit, 'Mindbender Mansion'

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mindbender Mansion will be located on the Museum’s third floor in the Lacks exhibit hall and run from May 27 to September 3, 2017.


'Greatest Symphony of All Time' concludes Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 season

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

A 2016 poll of world-famous conductors for BBC Music Magazine picked Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony to top its list of 20 All-Time Greatest Symphonies