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Blandford expansion grows Nature's Learning Lab for students

Submitted 04-21-2017 under NEWS

Generations of students have trekked the wooded trails of Blandford Nature Center. Now their environmental education will be enhanced by the new Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center opening on Earth Day.

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Teachers want to be heard

Submitted 04-13-2017 under OPINION

Michigan’s final state plan for implementing the country’s new federal education law will be on its way to Washington next month. Teaching is one of the strongest influences on student learning, so our voices must be heard in matters concerning school performance and professional development.

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Real estate pro offers home selling trends and tips to seniors

Submitted 04-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

Learn crucial information on current real estate trends to help prepare and sell your home when Covenant Village of the Great Lakes hosts Liz Nelligan, a real estate counselor for Moving Station.

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Kent County Parks Foundation partners with She Rides Her Own Way to host retro beach party

Submitted 04-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Retro Beach Party at Millennium Park helps to expand and enhance Kent County parks.

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Creative Youth Center hosts Story Slam

Submitted 04-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapidians will come together to share true, personal narratives at the CYC’s “Story Slam” Competition on April 18, with stories centered on the theme “You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover.”

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Expert from Washington D.C. to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia

Submitted 03-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

The presentation on Monday is the final in the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan's Great Decision Global Discussion Series. The title is Shifts in the Sand: U.S.-Saudi Relations.

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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.

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Understanding China as a growing world power

Submitted 02-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

In a public talk, a national security expert focuses on Asia and the role it will play in US foreign policy.

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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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Seven reasons to ride the bus more in 2017

Submitted 01-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

Why riding the bus more in 2017 can support your other resolutions

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