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Mayor Bliss to answer questions live on first City Connection appearance

Submitted 02-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

Addressing conversations about policy and community relations, affordable housing and other citizen questions live on Monday night, Mayor Bliss takes over City Connection on GRTV and live-streaming on The Rapidian this Monday, February 8.

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Catalyst Radio: faith, LGBTQ+ communities, and spiritual violence

Submitted 02-05-2016 under OPINION

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Scott Burden about the upcoming Change U Activist Assembly on Spiritual Violence: A Community Experience, a Community Response

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Parent driven advocacy organization works with GRPS to ensure students' needs are being met

Submitted 02-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

When GRPS announced cuts to Special Education summer programming, a group of parents and community members came together to form an advocacy organization that led a movement to keep programming intact.

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Stella's Lounge gets creative with cocktails at monthly Sovereign Cocktail Club

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NEWS

Two bartenders at Stella's Lounge have created a monthly club that explores new modernized recipes to classic cocktails for patrons to try.

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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

A Q&A with Maggie Marcinkus, the brand-new volunteer coordinator at Feeding America West Michigan.

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Mayor Rosalynn Bliss tackles racial disparity, affordable housing in first City Address

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NEWS

Grand Rapids' new mayor set out an ambitious list of goals addressing racial disparity, housing and environmental sustainability in her first State of the City Address.

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Harrison Park students share events, programs benefiting community

Submitted 02-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

With programs ranging from "be nice." and a debate team, events and Facebook pages to celebrate students and more, there's a lot to know about what's going on at Harrison Park Elementary. Students ages 10 & 11 share what they think you should know.

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Women of Color Cook Eat & Talk: How white allies can help undo racism

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

Women of Color Cook, Eat & Talk kicks off with an exciting program facilitated by two veterans of the Civil Rights movement. Lila Cabbil worked alongside Rosa Parks for 40+ years. Barbara Roos traveled to the South in the ‘60s to stand with African Americans working for civil rights.

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Upcoming events with Artists Creating Together

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

This February, ACT is offering a series of exciting events open to the public, including open art studio sessions for adults and youth and a drumming session at Marge's Donut Den as part of Mardi Gras celebrations.

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Tribute concert to celebrate life of David Bowie

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

The Pyramid Scheme is hosting the show at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 5. designed to raise funds for Girls Rock Grand Rapids, a week-long summer camp that empowers girls and women through music.

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Ethnic Heritage Festival to celebrate diversity at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

International food and beer tastings, music, dance and crafts will highlight the diverse cultures in West Michigan on Saturday, February 6.

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Mayor Bliss to hold neighborhood listening meetings following State of the City address

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

Citizens are invited to meetings at three GRPS schools to ask the mayor questions, express concerns and discuss the State of the City. Video if the State of the City address is included in this article.

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Local Westside school collecting water for Flint Public Schools

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

Harrison Park Elementary students and staff are collecting bottled water to send to the schools in Flint to help with the water crisis.

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What cities lose when plagued by low voter turnout

Submitted 02-02-2016 under OPINION

The problem of low turnout- as we saw in our last local elections- magnifies the disappointment of close races, as a minority of the local population determines the winners and losers and thereby who guides the community's future.

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Celebrating growth of women-run businesses in Heartside neighborhood

Submitted 02-02-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Three women-owned businesses are creating new attractions in downtown Grand Rapids, featuring smart reuse, creative making and exciting shopping alternatives.

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World Affairs Council of Western Michigan Announces 2016 Great Decisions Global Discussion Series

Submitted 01-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

Exclusive Presentations on Foreign Policy Debut Feb. 1, Run Through March

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Catalyst Radio: personal and societal transformation through a plant-based diet

Submitted 01-29-2016 under OPINION

Host Michele Fife speaks with Kim Enochs, executive director of Veg Fest Grand Rapids and co-founder of Plant Based Solutions, a Grand Rapids nonprofit dedicated to advocating for personal and societal transformation through a plant-based diet. Episode aired 1/29/2016.

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Brewery Vivant recognized for focus on locally-sourced French, Belgian-inspired food

Submitted 01-29-2016 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Magazine has awarded the neighborhood craft brewpub with their first annual Best Brewery (Cuisine) Dining Award.

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Mayor Bliss to outline opportunities at first State of the City Address next Tuesday

Submitted 01-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

Mayor Bliss will be presenting her first State of the City Address at the Harris Building, and streaming it live online. The address will focus on neighborhoods, economic growth, environment and public safety.

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The Rapidian announces winners of first Excellence in Citizen Journalism Awards

Submitted 01-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Thirteen total awards were handed out last night, celebrating the hard work and bravery exhibited by so many more in 2015.

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