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Measure What Matters: C2C Gallery

Submitted 05-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

C2C Gallery has been bringing art into the lives of people visiting and living along the Lakeshore since 2011. Located in the heart of historic Downtown Grand Haven, C2C Gallery Owner Cyndi Casemier has organized dozens of community art events and programs that enrich lives.

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Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace returns, providing platform for artists, artisans, entrepreneurs

Submitted 05-16-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

More than 50 vendors will be present for the first event of the season, taking place on May 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., including local favorites like Hides and Stitches, Albright Lavender Farm, Pink Lemonade, Cutie Pie Craft, Third & Co. Studio and more.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Ashley Trieu

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Ashley Trieu is the founder of Iconoclasp, a handmade women’s apparel shop based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. UICA interviewed the artist to learn more about her fashion-forward projects.

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Letter carriers collect record amount of food during Stamp Out Hunger

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids residents donated 200,000 pounds of food during Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

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New intergenerational center is on mission to bridge gap between Grand Rapids' oldest, youngest

Submitted 05-11-2017 under NEWS

The new Bethlehem Intergenerational Center, formerly Hill Child Development Center, now offers open senior enrollment for full day programming to serve up to 35 seniors per day.

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Measure What Matters: EcoBuns Baby + Co.

Submitted 05-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

Four years ago, Marissa Berghorst, her mother Vicki Hughes and her sister Meghan Osterbaan bought EcoBuns Baby + Co., located in Holland. This e-commerce store has transformed into a growing brick-and-mortar store, offering a large variety of environmentally friendly cloth diapers and baby products.

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Stamp Out Hunger at mailboxes, online this Saturday

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids' letter carriers are coordinating their 25th-annual food drive Saturday, May 13.

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Support 'A Day Without Immigrants' on May 1, 2017

Submitted 04-25-2017 under OPINION

This Monday, allies and immigrants are asked to strike from work, school, shopping (including gasoline purchases), and to close their businesses on that day in solidarity. In Grand Rapids, people are asked to gather at Garfield Park for a program and a walk toward Calder Plaza.

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Neighborhood Summit debuts video showcasing record attendance, community participation

Submitted 04-11-2017 under NEWS

This year's Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit on March 4, 2017 grew from four workshops to 17 and hosted almost 400 community members.

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How far will we go to prioritize equity in Grand Rapids?

Submitted 03-24-2017 under OPINION

In a city with a history of systemic bias, how do we build trust? Trust will be a process, but we as citizens can take our leadership seriously when they say no to money with strings attached in the interest of not leaving anyone behind.

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