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Creating a water trail - Paddling from Grand Rapids to Grand Haven

Submitted 08-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Imagine being able to paddle from Plaster Creek to the shores of Grand Haven. Water trails are making that possible.

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Film screening at Wealthy Theatre explores lives of undocumented immigrants

Submitted 08-16-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

"Immigrants Are a Blessing Not a Burden" campaign welcomes the Grand Rapids community to watch "Documented: A Film by an Undocumented American" on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7 p.m..

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How Kids' Food Basket is fighting hunger in West Michigan

Submitted 08-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Four facts to know about how Kids' Food Basket relieves hunger as both a symptom and a cause of poverty by partnering with families and local organizations.

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Call for nominations: Wheelchair-donating nonprofit seeks inspirational athletes

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

This year's AIM High Endurance Awards will be the most exciting yet.

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Downtown Market hosts Summer Sand Fest

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

From August 19-21, 2016, professional sand carvers will create larger-than-life sand sculptures, there will be an amateur competition and kids will be encouraged to try their hand at sandcarving in a giant sand box.

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Terra GR puts hunger relief on menu for Restaurant Week

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

The farm-to-table restaurant is donating four meals to Feeding America West Michigan for every special they serve.

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Wheelchair-donating nonprofit adds four board members

Submitted 08-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

These board members will enable Alternatives in Motion to continue offering mobility equipment and repair services to those who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

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Food Bank remembers John Arnold, leader, friend, visionary

Submitted 08-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

In his 22 years with Feeding America West Michigan, John Arnold fed hundreds of thousands and inspired nonprofit leaders across the country.

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Downtown Market offering daily pop-up vendor opportunities for entrepreneurs

Submitted 07-31-2016 under NEWS

Designed to promote Michigan entrepreneurship, the Downtown Market pop-up program allows food start-ups the opportunity to test the waters as potential full-time tenants at the Downtown Market, starting with a daily lease.

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Heartside meeting to revitalize neighborhood association

Submitted 07-12-2016 under NEWS

Residents and community members in Heartside meeting monthly to reform neighborhood association and address concerns together.

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